Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI) and the City of Muscatine are pleased to announce the largest passenger steamboat in the world, the American Queen, will be porting in Muscatine on Oct. 22. We invite the public to join us in a warm farewell send off as the American Queen and her guests leave port at 12:30 p.m. Residents and visitors are welcome at Riverside Park and encouraged to wave as guests and crew of the American Queen depart. Following the American Queen’s departure, spectators are invited to enjoy the remainder of their afternoon along the riverfront and downtown Muscatine.

Please note the Iowa Avenue parking entrance will be closed, so residents will need to enter the parking lot at the Cedar Street entrance. In the event the parking lot is full, there is parking available along Mississippi Drive and downtown Muscatine.

No tours of the boat will be available to the public.

The American Queen in Muscatine over the summer. Photo by Chris P. Anderson.

The American Queen will be arriving in Muscatine between approximately 11 p.m.-12 a.m. the evening of Oct. 21.  Guests will be disembarking at 8:30 a.m. to explore Muscatine and boarding the boat at noon for a 12:30 p.m. departure. There are three excursion stops planned, which include the National Pearl Button Museum @bHistory and Industry Center, the Muscatine Art Center, and the Environmental Learning Center.  In addition to the excursion stops, guests will have the opportunity to explore downtown and the riverfront.

The Oct. 22 visit of American Queen Voyages is one of the final steps to Muscatine being named as a port stop on their 2023 calendar.

For more information on the American Queen Voyages visiting Muscatine, please contact Rebecca Paulsen, Vice President of Community Development and Tourism at [email protected].

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