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Retro paddle boat offers trip from Starved Rock to Peoria

Posted by wlpo on October 21, 2015

In case you missed the boat, a throwback paddleboat was rolling down the Illinois River yesterday between Starved Rock and Peoria.

The Spirit of Peoria was docked at Starved Rock before taking riders on a nostalgic ride down the river to Peoria. The paddleboat was built in 1988. It has four decks, can fit about 500 riders and goes 7 to 10 miles per hour depending on the current.

If this sounds like a fun venture for you, the paddleboat will be docked again at Starved Rock this Friday morning for another one way trip to Peoria. A shuttle brings you back from Peoria in the evening.

To book a trip down the Illinois River, you can click Spirit of Peoria

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