From Minneapolis to Pittsburgh in 23 Days - A Unique Cruise of the Midwest

Embark on an unforgettable adventure of the Midwest with American Queen's 23-day cruise from Minneapolis to Pittsburg. This remarkable excursion takes you to 10 different states, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

As you sail along the mighty Mississippi, the Ohio, and the Cumberland Rivers, you'll be able to admire the landscapes of rural America, including bustling cities and charming small towns. Stop at ports along the way, and explore some of the hidden gems of the United States, from charming local restaurants to iconic landmarks.

Onboard, you can enjoy entertainment and activities such as trivia nights, wine tastings, dance lessons, lectures, card tournaments, and more. With a variety of different restaurants, bars, and lounges, you won't be bored on this exciting journey.

At night, take in the stunning views of the stars, or perhaps take a romantic stroll along the river. This will be an adventure of a lifetime, a cruise of discovery that provides the perfect balance of relaxation and entertainment, and gives you the chance to experience the beauty of some of the most scenic rivers in the United States.

So where does this dream trip go? Here are just a few of the stops along the way:

As you depart from Minneapolis, you'll have time to explore the bustling city and its many attractions. Explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, shop at the Mall of America, or go ice-skating at Lake Harriet. After getting acquainted with Minneapolis, you'll set sail aboard the luxurious American Queen.

As you travel along the Mississippi River, marvel at the changing landscape as you approach La Crosse, Wisconsin. Take a stop at the iconic Mississippi River Visitor Center to learn about the region's history. Admire the gentle rolling hills of Iowa, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Upper Mississippi River Basin as you keep cruising down the river.


Once you reach the Illinois-Missouri border, you'll enter the cities of Saint Louis, Hannibal, and other landmarks. Relive the tales of Mark Twain's adventures in Hannibal, explore the iconic Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, and learn about the area's culture and rich heritage.

Crossing the Indiana-Ohio border, you'll explore the gorgeous landscapes of Cincinnati and its surrounding lakes. Take a stroll along the city's cobbled streets and admire the many art galleries and quaint cafes. You'll also have time to admire the impressive sights of the USS Lexington and the USS Constitution.

As you cruise further east, you'll enter Ohio's Sandusky Bay and the Lake Erie Islands. Stop at Kelleys Island and explore the many sandstone and limestone caves, as well as its rare plants and animals. Enjoy the stunning views of the lake and observe the many wildlife living in their natural habitats.

Moving through Ohio and West Virginia, you'll come close to Pittsburgh and its iconic sights. Don't forget to save time for a tour of the Andy Warhol Museum and the city's three rivers. Finally, your journey comes to an end in Pittsburgh.

If you want to experience the beauty of the Midwest, join American Queen on their 23-day cruise from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh. Along the way, you'll take in beautiful landscapes, learn about alluring culture and fascinating history, and explore iconic landmarks. It's an adventure you won't forget.