Region 4: Kentucky/ Ohio/ Pennsylvania
The map below shows some of the interesting towns along the route River Cities will cruise. Click on any of the towns listed or shown on the map to see what this part of the river has to offer.
Cincinnati is a major industrial, commercial, and cultural center. Cincinnati has a very attractive and popular riverfront. No doubt River Cities residents will want to spend some time exploring this interesting city.
Cincinnati is home to the Tall Stacks celebration, a festival held every 3-4 years that celebrates the great paddlewheel boat tradition of the United States. Next festival will be held in Oct, 2006. Tall Stacks will definitely be on the River Cities agenda every 3-4 years.
Known as the “steel town”, Pittsburgh has long been considered the center of the steel industry. A large metropolitan area of 2.5 million, the city lies where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers merge to form the Ohio River. Much of the residential population lives on or near the valleys formed by these rivers. After San Francisco, Pittsburgh is considered to be the 2nd “steepest” city in the country. Although renowned as an industrial “powerhouse,” Pittsburgh is home to several outstanding colleges and arts venues.
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky. It is an important industrial, financial, marketing, and shipping center for the south. Local industry is famous for the "Louisville slugger bats," and its whisky distilling business. Louisville may turn into a favorite springtime River Cities stop for the running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Racetrack.
Fairmonts downtown is on the Register of Historic Places, and is the site of the Battle of Fairmont (Civil war), Pricketts Fort State Park, Marion County Courthouse (This 1897 structure is one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts classicism in West Virginia.)
More Destination Regions
This River City will cruise continuously and make stops at places the community would like to visit. The map below shows the 6,600 miles of navigable waterways in the US and some of the most prominent cities along the way. Click on this map to see more detailed maps and listings of cites in the different regions.
Choose from the following regions:
- MN / WI / IA
- KS / NE / MO
- IL / MO
- KY / OH / PA
- AR / TN / MO
- MO / TN / KY
- KY / TN
- TX / LA
- LA / MS / AL
- AL / FL / MS
Major rivers that River Cities will cruise: Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Red River, Black Warrior, St. Croix, Cumberland, Arkansas and Atchafalaya. Plus the Tombigbee Waterway and the Intracoastal Waterway from Brownsville, Texas east to Carrabelle, Florida.