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Valley Gem

601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
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Food, Fun, Folks on the Muskingum River

We had a GREAT trip on the Valley Gem. It was our first time going. I would take a shorter trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
amstuart2014
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Saltville, Virginia
Sunday Brunch

We came here for our anniversary and were very satisfied with our experience overall. The calm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noe G
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601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a GREAT trip on the Valley Gem. It was our first time going. I would take a shorter trip next time but was glad we got to experience this river boat cruise. We would definitely take another trip on the Valley Gem, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our anniversary and were very satisfied with our experience overall. The calm river and scenery were a welcome diversion from our busy lives. The staff was pleasant, and the captain gave brief, good, and not overwhelming facts and info during the...More

Thank Noe G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend a lazy late spring afternoon! An hour and a half cruise on the Ohio river for less than $15. Informative but laid back. Easy to relax. Great snack bar with super prices. Nice restrooms on board. Fun crew. This...More

Thank Jesse E
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Captain and staff are well organized and treat the passengers well. Cool evening cruise with a DJ on the top deck. Everything went as is should with no surprises. Would recommend this to anyone looking to do a short river ride. Trip was 3 hours...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Took the 5th 2017 and final trip for Muskingum day tour. I made the decision to come back after doing the Devol lock tour with my wife last year in July. This year we brought along my brother and his wife and all four of...More

Thank jatoes
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Took the Saturday afternoon trip. We did this as a family excursion with 3 generations. Everyone had a wonderful time. Allow time to find parking -- there is some at the dock, but not a lot. There is a steep ramp down from the parking...More

Thank AnnNonymos
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Seeing things from the middle of the Ohio & Muskingum Rivers gives you a whole new perspective on Marietta. You can picture explorers coming down the Ohio, scouting this new Northwest Territory and where to set up camp. Narrator gives a good tour. if d...More

Thank CathiePC
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great for those golden year groups. They have a desire to go go go but can't run run run. Pleasant trip down the river and back. Great views. Great tour guide with history of the area given throughout trip. This would be a great romantic...More

Thank Piper B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was so much fun!!! We did the Sunday brunch trip. The staff was great and so was the food. This was well worth the money!

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are visiting the Marietta area take a ride on the valley gem. Cruise the Ohio River. Can accommodate single, couples, families, small groups or large groups.

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sboro450
6 September 2017|
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Response from MaryinSFL | Reviewed this property |
Close by.......a nice walk
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JayzNay
24 July 2017|
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Response from DennesFamily | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see one in the local area but they do a 3 day run to/from Pittsburgh and some lock trips I believe. Give them a call...very friendly!
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Karen C
10 July 2017|
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Response from unhappytraveler0810 | Reviewed this property |
It is best to call ahead and get tickets. There were several who tried to get tickets at the time of the tour but there were no more available slots. Sometime in July they are having a festival at the docks about... More
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