Saint Louis Arch

American Countess River Cruise | St. Louis to Minneapolis - 8 Days

The beauty and culture of the Upper Mississippi influenced Samuel Clemens - better known as Mark Twain - to write some of his most famous novels. Follow in his footsteps on this 8-day paddleboat river cruise be inspired.

Cruise Information: St. Louis to Minneapolis

Mark Twain's Mississippi

X American Countess St. Louis to Minneapolis Itinerary Map

Cruise Itinerary: American Countess St. Louis to Minneapolis

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1 Alton, IL (St. Louis, MO)
Day 2 Hannibal, MO
Day 3 River Cruising
Day 4 Clinton, IA
Day 5 Dubuque
Day 6 La Crosse, WI
Day 7 Red Wing, MN
Day 8 Red Wing (Minneapolis)

St. Louis to Minneapolis River Cruise Highlights

  • Expert Historical Reenactments
  • Mark Twain's Childhood Home
  • Authentic Dutch Windmills
  • Theatres and Opera Houses
  • Experience Life on the River

Cruise Themes

Samuel Clemens Statue

Mark Twain's Mississippi

Visit Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri from where much of his inspiration for his stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is derived. Witness his words and wit brought to life by expert tribute artist Lewis Hankins. Delve deep into the life and work of Samuel Clemens through special daily presentations from special guest speakers Cindy Lovell and Henry Sweets, executive directors of Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri and Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut respectively. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to share the Mississippi River with Mark Twain.

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