A riverboat ride along the Mississippi River is an old-fashioned journey of wildlife and beautiful river views, and a trip back in time for any Iowan looking for a vintage adventure.
Original broadcast date: July 19, 2017
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Port of Dubuque Iowa - Riverboat Twilight • Season 1 Episode 8
A quick look at the Port of Dubuque's attractions, history and historic Downtown Dubuque; the overnight destination of the Riverboat Twilight's 2-Day Mississippi River Cruise.
America's Authentic River Cruise
Experience in High Definition, the most elegant riverboat launched in the past 100 years, the Victorian-styled Riverboat Twilight as she cruises the Mississippi River
Celebration Belle Twilight and Twilight
The Riverboats Celebration Belle of Moline, IL and Twilight of Le Claire, IA visited the port of Dubuque today. The Queen of the Mississippi, however, was nowhere to be found. Sorry about the audio quality.
American Queen in Le Claire Iowa
The nice thing about a video camera on a cell phone is that I am able to quickly film the riverboat American Queen while getting ready for work in the morning. The bad thing is that the video is completely out of perspective. This riverboat is HUGE and I mean HUGE! The vessel is 6 stories tall and the paddle wheel dwarfs a any man standing near it. I hope you enjoy the video anyway! Sept 30 2015
Le Claire, Iowa
Driving through Le Claire, Iowa and visiting Antique Archaeology (American Pickers), but it was closed.
Our trip to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum - LeClaire, Iowa
While in Leclaire Iowa my daughter and I decided to take in the Buffalo Bill Cody museum, Buffalo Bill memorabilia along with regional historic artifacts made this stop fun and educational, add in the $6.00 entrance fee for the two of us and it was a no brainer!!! A cheap way to take in a history lesson and share it with your kids.......thumbs up!
Historic LeClaire, IA - Home of American Pickers
On my way back to Illinois from Des Moines, I made a stop in the beautiful Mississippi River town of LeClaire, IA: birthplace of Buffalo Bill and home to Antique Archaeology, home base of The History Channel's American Pickers.
Music: Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Lone Star Steamer: LeClaire, Iowa Steamboat
A narrated tour of the Lone Star Steamer, the last remaining intact wood hull paddlewheel boat that traveled the Mississippi River. The boat was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
LeClaire Iowa Wildlife
Here is a small sampling of the wildlife we see outside our home in LeClaire, Iowa.
Air Calliope and Whistle on the TWILIGHT
A selection of songs on the air calliope on the M/v TWILIGHT and a landing whistle as she returns to her homeport of LeClaire, IA after a 2-day trip upriver to Dubuque, IA and back. Great view from the river of the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Str. LONE STAR, and their wharfboat, the Str. CITY OF BATON ROUGE.
Vettes on The River Event in LeClaire, IA on August 29th, 2015
What a great turnout it was raining at the beginning but hundreds of Corvette's showed up to make this a great Event in LeClaire, Iowa !!!
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Centennial Festival Of Riverboats
The Belle of Louisville -- the oldest operating steamboat in the United States -- will turn 100 years old on October 18th, 2014. So we're throwing her the biggest party this city has ever seen.
An honest to goodness real steam calliope being played on the top deck of The Natchez, one of the last steam paddle wheelers on The Mississippi (or anywhwere).
Just a snippet of her medley, but pretty cool if you've never actually seen one!
Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview in Le Claire IA
Prices: . . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview 902 Mississippi View Court Le Claire IA 52753 The Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview overlooks the majestic Mississippi River in scenic and historic Le Claire, IA, ideally located near Interstate 80. Visitors will enjoy exploring the Buffalo Bill Museum with the Lone Star steam-powered towboat and the Mississippi River Distilling Company Other attractions nearby include a river cruise on the Twilight Riverboat, casinos, Cordova Dragway Park, golf courses, John Deere Commons, i Wireless Center and Waterfront Center. Business travelers will appreciate free wireless high-speed Internet access and the on-site copy and fax machines. A free weekday newspaper is provided. Meeting rooms are available for that special occasion or event. After a day of sightseeing or a busy day of meetings, relax in the indoor heated pool and take advantage of the exercise room. Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites Riverview the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors. All guest rooms have 37-inch flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Business class suites feature refrigerators, microwaves, two-line telephones and ergonomic chairs. Luxurious suites with hot tubs that are decorated with Buffalo Bill Cody and Mark Twain themes are also available. Pets are welcome to stay in the hotel for a nightly fee. The hotel also offers valet cleaning service.
Iowa's Famous People
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Natchez steamboat , New Orleans. April 2005
The singing dog and whistle....
Hotel Julien Dubuque and Art on the River, Dubuque
The Hotel Julien Dubuque offers a rich blend of style, services, and history. And the Art on the River program offers a walkers a unique cultural experience.
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Steamer NATCHEZ steam calliope 29, March 2014
Capt Clarke Doc Hawley plays It's Been A Long Long Time on the steam calliope