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“no go”
Review of Rusty's Red Wing River Rides - CLOSED

Rusty's Red Wing River Rides
california
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“no go”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I called today find out times and cost of the river ride, the guy on the phone said they were flooded and weren't running till the weekend. Ive been in Red Wing all week and there are no floods. Wish he could have just told the truth and said he didn't wait to go out because it was kinda cold, 55* today!
This was a bummer because today was the only day that we could have done it.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank travelingquilter
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English first
Pennock, Minnesota, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rusty's River Rides”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

A fun and informative ride on the Mississippi River with an actual riverboat captain. With his knowledge of the Mississippi River he was able to explain the signs and markers that are on the river. The views of the eagles and their nests was great. He is also a very good artist and has some of his painting for sale on the boat, very reasonably priced for the quality of his paintings. There are also snacks and drinks for sale on the boat. We are planning to go back again soon.

Visited July 2013
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6 Thank Jim H
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Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Liked it so much I've done it twice!”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this trip down the Mississippi in August. We loved hearing Rusty's stories as he narrated on this 90 minute trip. We saw many bald eagles and nests. We heard many stories about the eagles, the river, and some of the history. Dave works the people on the boat by coming around and showing photos as Rusty talks. He's great and explaining things if you have questions as well. Rusty's wife takes amazing photos that are on the big screen inside the boat. It's a well run operation and they have terrific service. I would recommend bringing cash to pay for the tickets. They aren't easily set up to take credit cards because they are docked along the side of the river. I would also call and get a reservation ahead of time. There is an indoor seating area or you can sit in the front or back of the boat. Just went again with two of my friends to celebrate a birthday recently. A very relaxing and fun time!

Visited August 2013
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5 Thank Gottagetoutofdodge
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mighty Mississippi”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Don't miss this leisure ride done the Mississippi. Saw a few eagles. Some huge boats. Nice day ride? We like the tour guide and the boat wasvery nice

Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Fran O
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No customer service”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Unreliable reservation system led to a wasted trip to the boat landing. This was complimented by unapologetic and discourteous staff.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank NT2BJG
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