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Sept. 19-27, 2014 Autumn Riverboat cruise

Discover glorious autumn foliage along the Mississippi from St. Paul to St. Louis on an authentic river cruise aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen. This all-American voyage features the river in its most classic glory, with rich fall colors, spectacular bluffs and communities born of the spirit immortalized by Mark Twain.


Autumn in America's Heartland

St. Paul to St. Louis (8 nights)

Date: September 19–27, 2014
Price: From $2,549 per person, double occupancy (Airfare is additional)

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn from Minnesota to Missouri along the Mississippi River: the brilliant red, yellow and orange foliage among limestone river bluffs, and the one-of-a-kind communities of classic riverside America. Begin with a hotel stay in St. Paul, a culturally rich city replete with fascinating museums and lovely parks, before boarding the grand American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that brings to life the river lore of Mark Twain. Cruise south to the picturesque town of Red Wing, and let the past come to life on a walking tour of its many historic sites. Visit La Crosse, a Victorian architectural gem highlighted by towering bluffs and a scenic river walk. Take in a three-state fall vista in Dubuque, “The Masterpiece of the Mississippi,” home to a vibrant revitalized riverfront, and revel in Davenport’s elegant parks and dynamic downtown on the banks of the Mississippi. Savor more river town charm in Burlington, Iowa, home to snake alley, “the Crookedest Street in the World.” Continue to Mark Twain’s lovely boyhood home, Hannibal, Missouri, a bountiful source of American lore, before Autumn in America’s Heartland concludes in St. Louis, its famed, high-rising Gateway Arch dominating the cityscape.

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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