Autumn in America’s Heartland
Experience autumn in the Midwest from the alluring viewpoint of the Upper Mississippi River aboard the American Queen, and see the rich burst of color that grows ever more spectacular as you head north from Missouri to Minnesota. Following two nights in St. Louis, embark on a steamboating adventure as you cruise among the multi-hued splendors of fall. Stop in Hannibal and board the Twainland Express train for an authentic look at riverside life in America. Visit Dubuque, “The Masterpiece of the Mississippi,” and stroll through its vibrant revitalized riverfront. In La Crosse, see Grandad Bluff, described by Mark Twain himself in Life on the Mississippi; and in Red Wing, immerse yourself in the mingled cultures of Native Americans, Scandinavian settlers and skilled artisans who have manufactured pottery, shoes and other products here for more than a century. Your journey concludes in St. Paul, Minnesota’s historic capital.
Read an article in the NY Times about this cruise by clicking here.