Steamboat travel and transportation revolutionized our river, our city, and our nation. To board the Belle of Louisville is to do more than to see Louisville and the Ohio River from a unique perspective — it’s also to step into a piece of living American history. And no matter what you’re boarding for — a river cruise, a corporate event, or a wedding — it’s always a very special occasion.
1914, James Rees & Sons Company, Pittsburgh, PA, named Idlewild
Comfort Passenger Capacity
650 • 180 Dining
Seasonal Passenger Capacities
April–October, Cruises or Dockside: 650 • November–March, Limited Cruises and Dockside: 200
Fully heated and air conditioned • Concession stand and bar • Dance floor • Stage • Full on-board Sound system • Indoor and outdoor seating • Non-smoking
There’s more to visiting Louisville than distilleries and stables. Make sure your tour includes a trip on the Belle or the Mary M. Miller!
Tour groups are welcome on all of our public cruises, or for special events private charters can be arranged. Just like all of our group bookings, lunch and dinner group tour tickets include reserved seating.
Convenient on-site free parking is available for motor-coaches, making your trip on board as convenient as possible.
The Belle maintains membership in the following motor-coach organizations:
Mary M. Miller
Here’s something about Mary
Meet the Mary M. Miller. She was named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, who also happened to be the first woman to ever attain her steamboat captain’s license way back in 1884. Originally built in nearby Utica, Indiana, Mary has proudly served in both Kansas City and Savannah, GA. She’s back home now and we couldn’t be prouder. Join us for sightseeing and a meal on the Mary M. Miller. Book your reservations today.
1985 by Marine Builders, Inc. Utica, IN. Originally named Missouri River Queen.
Year-round Passenger Capacity
Fully heated and air conditioned • Concession stand and bar • Bandstand • On-board sound system • Non-smoking • 95 gross tons • 90’ length • 30’ breadth • 6.1’ depth
Whether you’re soaking up the sun or wrapped up snug, it’s always a great time to take a cruise on the Belle or the Mary M. Miller.
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A relaxing two-hour cruise is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We operate a number of different cruises: day and night, stargazing, historical, and musical. Here you can find out all about our schedule and start planning your day or night out.
Include our delicious buffet lunch or dinner (advanced reservations are required & include guaranteed inside seating), and make it an even more memorable experience. Once you’ve decided when you want to go and what kind of cruise you fancy, visit our Planning section to complete your preparations. Bon voyage!
Located on downtown Louisville’s historic West Main Street, we offer one of the most unique venues in the area for private special events and meetings. Our beautiful Rooftop Garden features seasonal blooming flowers and boasts picturesque views of the Ohio River, while our Fourth Floor Loft accommodates an impressive 360 people (seated) in a unique loft-style space.
Groups throw parties in our magnificent Great Hall, while businesses often conduct meetings in our Fourth Floor Board Room. The Tower Speakeasy is a perfect option for smaller gatherings and cocktail hours. These spaces are rented out seven days a week for daytime and evening functions, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, charity fundraisers, cocktail parties, high school proms, holiday events and business lunches.
In addition to introducing thousands of new people to the Frazier Museum, a non-profit organization, Facility Rentals revenue helps support other museum programs by contributing to our annual operating budget.
Two destinations with one unique view — here’s what you need to know before you go.
All voyages need preparation. Use the menu on the left to find out all you need to know about our cruises and special events. Whether you’re an individual, a group, a tour party, or planning a special occasion, a cruise on the Belle or the Mary M. Miller will exceed your expectations.
Make the most of your preparation by checking our travel options — there’s something special for everyone. All aboard! For rates, click here.