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Address: 1700 River Road., Exit 157 off Interstate 94, Bismarck, ND 58506
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The Missouri Riverboat Inc. has been a well-respected establishment in the...

The Missouri Riverboat Inc. has been a well-respected establishment in the Bismarck-Mandan area for 17 years, operating the Lewis & Clark Riverboat, the finest passenger vessel on the upper Missouri River. Operated privately for a number of years, it is currently owned and operated by the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation. The Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation supports heritage tourism: including the Lewis & Clark Riverboat, Mandan Heritage Plaza, Five Nations Arts, and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, among others.Manufactured in Lacrosse, Wisconsin 199040 ft flat-bottom steel hull riverboatPowered by two Cummins diesel enginesThe open upper deck allows from perfect views of the Missouri River.The climate-controlled lower deck provides every convenience during your cruise.Enjoy a drink from our bar and snack counter.Also AvailableMen and Women RestroomsSmoke-Free Environment!

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Just a cruise down and back up the river on an old riverboat. Drinks and snacks way over priced considering what you pay for a ticket.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just a cruise down and back up the river on an old riverboat. Drinks and snacks way over priced considering what you pay for a ticket.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We took this tour with friends who were local to the area and everyone enjoyed the scenic tour up and down the river. The boat offered light snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. We had a great center table on the lower deck, inside and had a great view of either side of the river.

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Pasadena, California
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375 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Friendly people. Comfortable riverboat - upstairs outside at plastic tables and chairs or downstairs at tables with large glass windows and a bar. The ride took a couple of hours and goes down the river a few miles and then back again. Nothing really exciting to see - people's backyards and you go under several bridges. This was a dinner... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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196 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Absolutely loved every minute of this pleasant cruise on the river made famous by Lewis and Clark. It was their last day for their 2016 season and the weather was stellar. It's nice that they have beverages and snacks too, but I was so busy enjoying the view and the relaxation of it all, I just never left the rail.... More 

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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our friends booked this boat trip for the 4 of us, following visits to Fort Mandan and the Lewis and Clark interpretive centre and it was a lovely change to be in a boat instead of the car ( we were driving from Denver to the Twin Cities). It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed a couple of drinks... More 

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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182 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

You can tell this is a mock up of a riverboat but at about $12.50 a head it is a reasonable for an hour and a half ride on the Missouri. There is a brief narration about the Missouri and Lewis and Clark but afterward it transitions to country music. The views along the banks are mostly of riverside homes.... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you actually want to hear the narration and learn something about the Missouri River save your money and go instead to the North Dakota Culture Center & State Museum. The narration is pre-recorded with male & female narrators. The female narrator is harder to hear than the male, but both are difficult to hear in part because the volume... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Lewis and Clark riverboat is a great way to see the Missouri river. We took an evening cruise and it was very relaxing with outstanding views. The boat has seating on the inside for those enjoying a drink or food and on the outside for letting the wind blow through your hair. A great value, a fantastic view and... More 

Thank Luv2Travel979
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I have been asking to go for years....I told my husband that's what we are doing for our anniversary! Very relaxing and beautiful views.

Thank Sheyenne H
Bismarck, North Dakota
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you have not done this ~ it is a fun thing to do~ a bit pricey but fun! Wish they had more selection in eating options but they have added some choices~ a great Saturday Brunch~ wish there was a Friday evening dinner event

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