The era of Mark Twain and steamboats on the rivers fascinates many Americans. One of the most famous steamboats, the Delta Queen, has a rich and diverse history over the past century. From luxury passenger ship to floating naval hospital to docked hotel, the Delta Queen is an historic piece of Americana. She is the last remaining historical steamboat for overnight cruises.
Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn began in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, Missouri. Weekend getaway itinerary: www.midwestliving...
The American Queen cruises the Mississippi again, from New Orleans to Memphis. Activities on the ship incude talks about steamboat history or 19th-century dueling, a performance by a Mark Twain imitator, and evening piano-bar sessions. Via NYTimes.com