Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

Riverboat Stops in Chester

American Queen

The American Queen

For the last couple of years Riverboats have been regularly docking at the Chester riverfront.  The American Queen, the Queen of the Mississippi and the America are all scheduled again for summer 2017.  Plus new Riverboats stopping this year include The Louisiane, American Duchess and America!!   (See docking dates below.)  Tours are arranged through the City of Chester Recreation Department with the help of local volunteer tour guides which escort passengers to explore the city, shop, enjoy the Popeye & Friends Character Trail and learn about the history of our area.

The City of Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission is now offering passengers the opportunity to purchase a variety of wonderful art and hand crafted items, as well as farmer’s market items, at the “Riverfront Market”  The “Riverfront Market” is only held on days that the riverboats are scheduled to dock.  All exhibitors must register by the deadline and be accepted by the Riverboat Market Committee.  This is a juried show.

If interested in appearing at the “Riverfront Market” please click on the following links to learn more.

Riverboat Docking Dates:

August 15, 2017  /  America  /  Arrival 8 pm  /  Depart  Noon on 16th

August 22, 2017  /  American Queen  /  Arrival 8 am  /  Depart 6 pm

August 24, 2017  /  Queen of Mississippi  /  Arrival 5 am  /  Depart  1:30 pm

August 27, 2017  /  American Duchess  /  Arrival 8 am  /  Depart 1 pm

September 12, 2017  /  American Duchess  /  Arrival Noon  /  Depart 5 pm

September 13, 2017  /  Louisiane  /  Arrival 1 pm  /  Depart 6 pm

September 21, 2017  /  Queen of Mississippi  /  Arrival 5 am  /   Depart 1:30 pm

October 5, 2017  /  Queen of Mississippi  /  Arrival 5 am  /  Depart 1:30 pm

October 18, 2017  /  Louisiane   /  Arrival 12:30 pm    /  Depart 6 pm

Keep in mind riverboat stops are subject to change quickly.  Contact Patti at 618-826-1430 to check on stops.

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