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Lorena Sternwheeler

The Lorena Sternwheeler is moored at Zane’s Landing Park at the west end of Market Street in downtown Zanesville and offers excursions on the Muskingum River.  She can carry 75 passengers and is 104 feet long, 17 feet wide.  The hull is 68.5 feet and draws 2.5 feet of water.  The Lorena weighs over 59 tons and is available for public rides, dinner cruises, birthday parties, anniversaries, lunch cruises, twilight cruises, and charters.

This Muskingum County treasure travels up the Historic Muskingum River Water Trail and offers a relaxed and pleasant ride through wide waters, passing scenic woodlands just the way our ancestors did. She has carried governors, Miss Americas, Pat Boone, and the Imperials.  Newspapers throughout the world write about the Lorena and radio and TV coverage is extensive.  Worldwide coverage came when the Lorena survived the “Blizzard of ’78.”  The riverboat was within a quarter-inch of capsizing.

2019 LORENA STERNWHEELER SCHEDULE

Please check the Lorena Sternwheeler Facbook page for cancellations!

Saturday, June 1
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Free Pottery” 
Receive a 30% off coupon from Ohio Pottery Norwich for 1st quality Ohio Stoneware kitchenware and a free crock that can be picked up at the store with the coupon.  

Friday, June 7
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Floating through Space”
Receive a coupon for ½ off admission to the John & Annie Glenn Museum.

Sunday, June 9
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Wednesday, June 12
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Enjoy the Savings”
Each rider will receive a coupon from The Barn
Wine Glass Painting Party 6:00 – 7:30 Reservations required.
“Wine Glass Wednesday” $30/person - includes painting instructions & materials.
Feel free to bring drinks and snacks.

Friday, June 14
Public Twilight Cruise 8:30 – 9:30

Saturday, June 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Muskingum County History”
Receive a coupon for FREE Admission to Dr. Increase Mathews House.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations Required.

Sunday, June 16
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Happy Father’s Day”
Fathers ride ½ price

Wednesday, June 19
Tween-Teen Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Tween-Teen Escape Room in a Box”  Muskingum County Library Program
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Friday, June 21
Storytime Ride 2:00 – 3:00* Reservations required.
“Libraries Rock!” Join Mr. Andy from the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon.  Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Saturday, June 22
Lunch Cruise 12:00-1:00 Reservations required.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00”Explore the Historic Trails” 
Receive a BOGO free admission coupon to the National Road/Zane Grey Museum.

Sunday, June 23
 Kids Character Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Troll Ride” Reservations required.
Kids, & kids at heart, join us for a fun ride with “Trolls!”  Great photo opportunity.

Wednesday, June 26
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Storytime Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Libraries Rock!” Join Mr. Andy from the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon.  Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Saturday, June 29
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Explore History at Its Finest”
Receive a coupon for FREE Admission to Stone Academy.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Thursday, July 4
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Happy Independence Day!”
Join in the fun at the Landing with the Annual Stars and Stripes on the River Celebration.

Friday, July 5
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “A Wild Ride”
Each rider will receive a buy one get one free coupon for admission to the Wilds. 

Monday, July 8
Storytime Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Libraries Rock!” Join Mr. Andy from the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon. Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Wednesday, July 10
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Pottery Lovers”
Pottery attendees ride ½ price just show your badge
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Monday, July 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Christmas in July”
Receive a coupon for 10% off storewide from White Pillars Christmas House.

Wednesday, July 17
Storytime Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Libraries Rock!” Join Mr. Andy from the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon. Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Saturday, July 20
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Sunday, July 21
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “The Bashful Blonde Trio”
Kay Denbow, Cathy Goss and Sue Hildebrand entertain with old tunes and patriotic music.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Monday, July 22
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Over 60 ride ½ price and Veterans Ride Free.

Friday, July 26
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00
*Civil War Reenactment Night Fire Cruise 9:30 - Reservations required. 
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or call 740.455.8282.

Saturday, July 27
*Civil War Reenactment on the Mighty Muskingum – Reservations required.
Civil War Rides 10:00 - 11:30, 12:00 – 1:30, 2:00 – 3:30, 4:00 – 5:30 
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.
Refreshments will be for sale before each cruise. 
Proceeds support the Muskingum County Dog Warden & Adoption Center!

Wednesday, July 31
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Produce Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Summer Produce Swap”  Muskingum County Library Program
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Friday, August 2 
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Sternwheel and Pottery Wheel”
Receive a coupon for admission for 2 to the Zanesville Museum of Art.
Public Twilight Cruise 8:30 – 9:30
The Y Bridge Arts Festival will also be taking place at Zane’s Landing.

Saturday, August 3
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 The Y Bridge Arts Festival will also be taking place at Zane’s Landing.

Monday, August 12
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Wednesday, August 14
Storytime Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Libraries Rock!” Join Mr. Andy from the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon. Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Friday, August 16
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Kids Craft Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
Zanesville Museum of Art Kids K-8 Craft
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Monday, August 19
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “A Tasty Cruise”
Receive a bag of locally made Conn’s Potato Chips.

Wednesday, August 21
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Public Ride 2:00 - 3:00 “So Much to See and Do”
Receive an activity book highlighting fun things in Muskingum County.

Saturday, August 24
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “An A-Maze-ing Ride”
Receive a BOGO free admission coupon from McDonald’s Corn Maze.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.
Riveting Electric Violin performance/entertainment provided by SEOSO Director Dr. Laura Schuman.

Sunday, August 25
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00

Friday, August 30
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Saturday, August 31
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Dine at Denny’s”
Receive a coupon for a buy one get one meal free from Denny’s

Sunday, September 1
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Sounds of the 40s and 50s”
Enjoy musical entertainment provided by Kay Denbow singing show tunes and songs from the 40s & 50s.

Wednesday, September 4
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Saturday, September 7
Pumpkin Painting Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required.
“Make-and-take Paint a Pumpkin”  Muskingum County Library Program
Contact the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or 740.455.8282.

Saturday, September 14
Robot Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Storytelling Robot” Reservations required.
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers presents a “Storytelling Robot”
Purchase tickets in advance at the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or call 740.455.8282.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required.

Sunday, September 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Saturday, September 21
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “So Much to See and Do”
Receive an activity book highlighting fun things in Muskingum County.

Sunday, September 22
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “A Tasty Cruise”
Each rider will receive a bag of locally made Conn’s Potato Chips.

Friday, September 27
Dinner Cruise 5:00 – 7:00 Reservations required.

Saturdays & Sundays, October 5, 6, 13, 19, 20
Public “Fall Foliage Rides” 2:00 – 3:00

Saturday, October 12
Robot Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Storytelling Robot” Reservations required.
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers presents a “Storytelling Robot”
Purchase tickets in advance at the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th St or call 740.455.8282.
Dinner Cruise 5:00 – 7:00 Reservations required.

Public Rides, Public Twilight & Public Fall Foliage 
$9 adult, $8 senior, $5 for children ages 2-12
No reservations required, purchase tickets at the boat the day of the cruise, 20-30 minutes before cruise time. No advance sales.

Lunch Cruise
$15/person. Minimum 48 hour advance reservations required. 
Call 740.455.8282.
Menu: Croissant Sandwich (ham, turkey, or roast beef), potato chips, salad (potato, macaroni, or fruit), cookie, and a bottle of water.

Dinner Cruise:
$35/person. Minimum 48 hour advance reservations required. 
Call 740.455.8282.
Menu: Prime Rib, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, green beans, dinner rolls, assorted cold & hot beverages, 
chocolate peanut butter pie.
Substitutes: Chicken Breast or Vegetable Lasagna (white sauce).
Child’s Menu: ($15) 5 chicken nuggets, green beans, apple sauce, macaroni & cheese, cookie.

Civil War Reenactment Cruise:
$15/person. Advance reservations required.
Visit the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th Street,  Downtown Zanesville or call 740.455.8282

Escape Room, Storytime, Kids Character, 
Produce, Pumpkin, Kids Craft & Robot Rides
$8/person ages 2 & up
Advance reservations required.
Visit the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th Street,  Downtown Zanesville or call 740.455.8282

Wine Glass Painting Party Cruise
$30/person. Advance reservations required.
Call 740.455.8282.

Charters:
Charter Cruise/$225 per hour
Dockside Charter/$100 per hour
Call 800.743.2303 or 740.455.8282 to schedule.

Please note that all scheduled and chartered trips are subject to change or cancel due to weather and river conditions.
Please visit the Lorena Sternwheeler Facebook page for cancellations. 

The Lorena leaves the dock promptly at the scheduled departure time. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to board. No refunds for late arrivals. Cruise is rain or shine unless otherwise stated. If cruise runs there are no refunds. All advanced sale tickets are non-refundable.

Directions to the Lorena Sternwheeler:
I-70 East to Zanesville, Ohio
Take Exit #154 Fifth Street (one-way south).  Go to second light and turn right onto Market Street.  Follow Market Street three blocks, cross railroad tracks and curve right to enter Zane’s Landing Park where the Lorena is moored along the Muskingum River.
I-70 West to Zanesville, Ohio
Take Exit #155 Underwood Street.  Turn left onto Underwood Street, pass through two lights and turn right at third light onto Market Street.  Follow Market Street six blocks, cross railroad tracks and curve right to enter Zane’s Landing Park where the Lorena is moored along the Muskingum River.                       

Lorena Sternwheeler
 

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