American Duchess to return to Winona


The American Duchess, a paddlewheeler that accomodates up to 166 passengers, will dock at Levee Park on Saturday, September 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The “America’s Heartland” cruise is touring the Upper Mississippi River and docking at eight ports from St. Louis, Mo., to Red Wing, Minn. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, and soaring ceilings.

Visit Winona will greet the passengers and provide visitor information, directing them to Winona’s attractions, restaurants, and shopping in Winona. The Winona County Historical Society will be coordinating hop-on, hop-off tours for the passengers and provide experienced guides to step on the bus and narrate a tour of the city and encourage the travelers to explore Winona’s featured attractions.

The public is welcome to come to Levee Park to see the American Duchess. and enjoy the mighty Mississippi River and the Big Muddy Brew N’ Que. No tours of the boat will be available. For more information about the American Duchess’ visit to Winona, please contact the Visit Winona office at 507-452-0735. For more information about the American Duchess please visit


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