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Sept. 26 - Oct. 5 Autumn in America's Heartland

Travel from St. Louis, to Hannibal and up to Dubuque, La Crosse and Red Wing and end in St. Paul.


Autumn in America's Heartland on the American Queen

From $1,995 per person

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The leaves along the Mississippi River burst with brilliant fall colors among the
limestone river bluffs, and all year long the river provides its own timeless wonders!

September 26 - October 5, 2013

From St. Louis to St. Paul, discover autumn’s beauty and explore one-of-a-kind classic riverside communities in America’s heartland aboard the American Queen. Your memorable journey begins with a stay in St. Louis, Missouri, a thriving city with numerous cultural attractions and home of the famed Gateway Arch. Then board the American Queen, the only overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America, and cruise among the multi-hued splendors of fall to classic river ports in Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

  • Discover Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Mark Twain and a source of endless river legend.
  • Take in a three-state view of autumn foliage from the gorgeous river bluffs in Dubuque and La Crosse. Immerse yourself in the mingled cultures of Scandinavian settlers in historic Red Wing.
  • Conclude your journey in St. Paul, Minnesota’s inviting capital city. Experience the allure of the river amid the vibrant colors of fall aboard the graceful American Queen. .

Your cruise includes fine American cuisine in multiple venues, elegant accommodations and  fascinating shore excursions. Also on board is an extraordinary showplace, perfect for live  entertainment. Reserve your spot on this unique voyage by March 15, 2013, to receive the  two-night pre-cruise hotel stay and the $200 onboard credit per stateroom.

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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