Say what you will about the Ohio River, but we are pretty fortunate to have it as a border to the city we call home. If you're a boater and you want to get out and enjoy a nice summer day on the river, it's right there, and there are plenty of places along it where you can drop your boat in and go without having to drive a long distance. Plus, it makes a great backdrop for hosting events like the annual fireworks, Shrinersfest, or any of the other numerous events that take place along the Evansville riverfront over the course of the year. It also provides us opportunities to experience things we wouldn't have the chance to if it weren't there. For example, the recent announcement from Explore Evansville that the American Heritage riverboat will be returning to town to offer more cruises for the next couple of months.

American Heritage Riverboat Announces Return to Evansville

This isn't the first time the American Heritage has come through town. It made a few stops last August as well. As was the case with those stops, local residents will not be able to take a ride on the boat as it's stops in Evansville will be part of an ongoing cruise. But, the city's tourism bureau, Explore Evansville (formerly Visit Evansville), and American Cruises, who operates the riverboat, is inviting residents to stop by and see the boat when it docks at Marina Pointe on the following dates:

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  • Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Monday, September 11, 2023 - 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Monday, September 25, 2023 - 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines

Passengers on the boat will visit area attractions, including the Evansville Wartime Museum, Audubon Museum & Nature Center, Wesselman Woods, and others while they're in town.

Tours of the boat will not be available to the public. However, Marina Pointe will be open for beverage service starting at 10 AM and lunch service at 11 AM on dock days.

Volunteers Needed

Explore Evansville is looking for anyone interested in being part of the "Evansville Welcoming Committee" to welcome passengers as they come off the boat and begin their tour of the area. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Explore Evansville at

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