McAlpine Locks

On the Mary M. Miller

About this Cruise

Embark on a unique 3-hour journey through the McAlpine Locks to experience this engineering marvel. While multiple lock systems have been in place since 1830, the current version was built in the 1920s and provide the only safe way to navigate past the Falls of the Ohio. This cruise includes special narration about the history of the Locks, as well as play-by-play narration of their mechanism as we navigate through them. After passing through the Locks, we’ll cruise farther downriver before returning to the Louisville Wharf. (NOTE: length of cruise varies depending on river traffic.) Both lunch-included or leisure-only tickets available.

(Please note that if river conditions or river traffic prohibit going through the McAlpine Locks, we will take a cruise upriver instead. The return time may be later than estimated based on when we can get in and out of the locks.)

Pricing

  • $66.99 Adults Ages 13-64
  • $64.99 Seniors Ages 65+
  • $34.99 Children Ages 3-12
  • Free Infants Ages 2 & under

Sample Box Lunch Menu*

  • Sandwich of choice (choose 1 per guest):
    • Homemade Pimento Cheese (with lettuce and tomato on country white bread mozzarella)
    • Bluegrass Chicken Salad (with craisins and pecan on honey wheat)
    • Classic B.L.T. (crispy Maplewood bacon, romaine lettuce and Roma tomato on Texas toast)
    • Club Croissant (honey ham, smoked turkey, Maplewood bacon, American cheese, romaine lettuce and Roma tomato on croissant)
    • Greek Vegetable Wrap, No Feta (Vegan/Vegetarian; stuffed with hummus, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, olives and pepperoncini)
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Chips
  • Traditional Cole Slaw
  • Brownie

*Menu is subject to change.

**Special dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.) require a 72-hour notice for the caterer to accommodate your request. Please notify our ticket office at 502-574-2992 with any special dietary requests at least 72 hours before your cruise.

(Sightseeing-only tickets are also available for this cruise. If you’re not interested in a ticket that does not include a boxed lunch, visit the McAlpine Locks Narrated Cruise page.)


Departure

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise.


Dress Code

Casual. Come as you are! We do recommend checking the weather before your cruise and dress accordingly. Sunscreen or hats are recommended during the summer. Flat shoes are encouraged due to uneven walking surfaces and stairs on the wharf and boat.


Included

  • Box Lunch
  • Water and Lemonade


Additional Information

  • River conditions or river traffic prohibit going through the McAlpine Locks; if so, we will take a cruise upriver instead.
  • The return time may be later than estimated based on when we can get in and out of the Locks.
  • Additional food and drink are available for purchase at our Concession Stand and Bar. (View the menu here.)
  • Adventure Passports available

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