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Apr 7th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Paddleboat One Day Tour on the Mississippi River

My son and I are planning a trip to the South by car in October and one of the things we most want to do is take a tour on a Paddleboat on the Mississippi River, We are hoping to do it in Mississippi but I am having a problem finding anything. Is there a paddle boat in this state we can book? We will also be in Memphis Tennessee and South Carolina.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Your title puzzled me, as I think of a paddleboat as one of the little one- or two-person boats with pedals that lake resorts often rent! You are not likely to find one of those on the Mississippi River!

What you are looking for is more often called a paddlewheeler. Some of them, but not all, are also steamboats (i.e., actually powered by steam boilers).

Memphis has paddlewheeler tours, and so does Tunica, Mississippi (about an hour south of downtown Memphis). Excursions probably won't last all day—more likely from one hour to a half-day at most. I think there isn't anything else until you get to New Orleans.
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Apr 8th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Thank you and my mistake I do mean a paddlewheeler (lol) I will check out both locations to see what they offer and yes we are only looking for something that is an hour or so as opposed to a 5 day cruise (which I was able to find) You have been a tremendous help!
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