Enjoy an afternoon on the Mighty Mississippi River while eating free pizza on this fun boat tour!
La Crosse Queen Cruises
Paddlewheel Cruises on the Mississippi River
Now taking reservations for private charters or groups of 30 or more on any public cruise for our 2024 season! Please call for more information. All other public cruise reservations open for booking four weeks prior to each cruise date.
New to 2024 season: Captain’s Sunday Brunch Cruise departing at 10:30 a.m. and lasting until 1:00 p.m. Two-and-a-half hours will allow us to “lock thru” Lock & Dam No. 7, conditions permitting!
Individual public reservations will become available in Spring of 2021—Group reservations are now available for 2021.
Feast on a delicious chicken and prime rib dinner while relaxing on this Mississippi River tour!
- 6:00 p.m.
- All ages
- 2.5 hours
Cruise on the Mighty Mississippi!
See the historical sites and local wildlife of the beautiful Upper Mississippi River!
Step back in time when you come aboard our replica paddlewheel river boat!
Choose from our tasty brunch, lunch, pizza, and dinner buffet-style cruises!
Beer, wine, and liquor offered on every cruise.
About La Crosse Queen Cruises
Cruise back in time and explore the Upper Mississippi with us! The La Crosse Queen is a modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River in the early 1900s. Cruising out of La Crosse, Wisconsin, she is one of the few authentic Mississippi River paddlewheel river boats still in operation in the United States today. In keeping with early traditions, she was built with sternwheels that are her only means of propulsion.
The La Crosse Queen has a split sternwheel, and each half is run by a twin diesel engine that powers hydraulic motors, which turn the paddles. The split paddlewheel gives the Queen greater maneuverability and dependability. This is in contrast to most Mississippi River paddlewheelers in operation today that have a “free wheeling” paddlewheel at the stern of the boat for visual effect, but have traditional screw-type engines hidden for their real means of propulsion.
The La Crosse Queen is U.S. Coast Guard inspected for safety and is licensed to carry up to 149 passengers.