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Dixie Belle Riverboat Rides

Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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Pleasant Trip

Took a 2 hour Blue Herron viewing cruise. It was enjoyable. Is it luxury...no, but I didn't expect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gretalll
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Nashville, Tennessee
Up the Kentucky River!

This ride on the paddle boat was fabulous! The captain was so very knowledgeable and at ease with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben S
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“lower deck” (4 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (3 reviews)
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Shaker Landing, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a 2 hour Blue Herron viewing cruise. It was enjoyable. Is it luxury...no, but I didn't expect that. Downstairs seating are tables with plastic chairs. It was nice to be shaded from the sun. There were light snacks and the crew were all nice....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ride on the paddle boat was fabulous! The captain was so very knowledgeable and at ease with the boat, the information, and the passengers. The rise is serene! Must do!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

1830 launch point for goods to New Orleans. Now a fine gem of paddle wheel cruises up and back on the river. Funny and informative captain. Little ones can steer the wheel. Great for photographs of a steel trestle bridge, wildlife and enjoy that fine...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the Dixie Belle while visiting the Shaker Village. There was plenty of seating on the upper level which included seating around the railing and benches in the center. The seating on the lower deck was simple tables and plastic...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I've ridden the Dixie Belle several times of the years, and frankly I doubt I will again. The PA system is ancient, poorly functioning, and the narrative dry as river drift wood. A short ride up and back, and that's about it. I wish Shakertown...More

2  Thank Sassygardner
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this. My 4 & 6 year old got a little restless & hot by the end. And it's a little hard to understand the speaker system.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Nice trip. Beautiful river, that is not overran by alot of boat traffic. We saw goid but of wildlife, including a bald eagle.

Thank d l
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

A riverboat cruise sounded nice while at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. I was wrong. The boat looked a bit rough, but that was okay. The diesel engine that powers the paddle wheel was loud and gave off fumes that gave me and my wife...More

Thank Bernie P
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Stayed several days at Shaker Town went for a ride on the Dixie Bell. We rode on the top deck and it was delightful. The Captain kept up a commentary of things on both sides of the river and injected humor throughout. It was an...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

While spending the day at Shaker Village, my daughter and I realized that if our lunch at The Trustees' Table didn't take too long(separate review), we could make the riverboat ride to end our wonderful day. The staff at The Trustees' Table was happy to...More

1  Thank jamie_sue_12
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JI M
29 June 2016|
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Response from Dawn1208 | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine they would ever be necessary, but that is a question for the front desk at Shaker Village. Sorry I can not answer.
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Kathy C
23 July 2015|
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Response from HI_McDunnough | Reviewed this property |
It costs $10 adults and $5 kids and you have to buy tickets first at the Shakertown entrance before going to the boat. The boat is down a steep road across from the entrance to Shakertown, a little north on 68. From... More
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