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American Queen Steamboat docks in Clarksville

Posted By Mark Haynes On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am In News | No Comments

American Queen Steamboat CompanyClarksville, TN – Sunday afternoon, October 23rd, the American Queen of the American Queen Steamboat Company docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park along the banks of the Cumberland River.

The American Queen’s stop in Clarksville is part of their 9 day “American Music” themed cruise that started in Nashville on October 23rd and ends in Memphis on October 31st.

The American Queen riverboat docked at Clarksville's McGregor Park.

The American Queen riverboat docked at Clarksville’s McGregor Park.

On Monday, October 24th passengers debarked to enjoy a tour of Clarksville.

The shore excursion included a visit to the Smith-Trahern Mansion, the Historic Montgomery County Courthouse, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Park, and the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Late Monday, tourists boarded the American Queen as it prepared to sail to it’s next stop at Dover.

The ship, which is the largest steamboat in the world, is 418 feet long, 222 state rooms and 96 feet wide with 436 overnight passengers and 160 crewmembers.

While the boat was not open for the public to climb aboard, it does host several trips a year along the Mississippi River, Ohio River, Cumberland River and Tennessee River and trips can be booked online.

Most trips on the American Queen last seven days. During the trip, passengers can enjoy three full-service dining rooms and nightly entertainment offering a variety of music.

For information about booking a trip on the steamboat, visit their website at www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com [1]

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