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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.

The 2020 LORENA STERNWHEELER SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, June 3
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Saturday, June 6
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Sunday, June 7
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Wednesday, June 10
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Wine Glass Painting Party 6:00 – 7:30 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
“Wine Glass Wednesday” $30/person - includes painting instructions & materials.
Feel free to bring drinks and snacks.

Friday, June 12
Public Twilight Cruise 8:30 – 9:30

Saturday, June 13
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations Required. Call 740-455-8282

Sunday, June 14
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Wednesday, June 17
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Friday, June 19
Lunch Cruise 12:00-1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00
Join the Muskingum County Library System for “Storytime” & a free book coupon.

Tuesday, June 23
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00

Wednesday, June 24
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00

Saturday, June 27
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Tuesday, June 30
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Thursday, July 2
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
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. 

Saturday, 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.

Monday, July 6
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Wednesday, July 8
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. Call 740-455-8282.

Monday, July 13
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Wednesday, July 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00
Join the Muskingum County Library for “Storytime” & a free book coupon. 

Saturday, July 18
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Sunday, July 19
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Monday, July 20
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Over 60 ride ½ price.

Wednesday, July 22
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Friday, July 24
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00
Civil War Reenactment Night Fire Cruise 9:30 - Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Saturday, July 25
Civil War Reenactment on the Mighty Muskingum – Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Civil War Rides 10:00 - 11:30, 12:00 – 1:30, 2:00 – 3:30, 4:00 – 5:30 
Refreshments will be for sale before each cruise. 
Proceeds support the Muskingum County Dog Warden & Adoption Center!

Friday, August 7
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Public Twilight Cruise 8:30 – 9:30

Saturday, August 8
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Monday, August 10
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Wednesday, August 12
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Friday, August 14
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00

Saturday, August 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Saturday, August 22
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Public Ride 2:00 - 3:00 “So Much to See and Do”
Receive an activity book highlighting fun things in Muskingum County.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Riveting Electric Violin performance/entertainment provided by 
SEOSO Director Dr. Laura Schuman.

Sunday, August 23
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Friday, August 28
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Saturday, August 29
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00

Sunday, August 30
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Wednesday, September 2
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Saturday, September 5
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Sunday, September 6
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Saturday, September 12
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Storytelling Robot” 
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers presents a “Storytelling Robot”
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Sunday, September 13
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena.

Saturday, September 19
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Sunday, September 20
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 

Friday, September 25
Dinner Cruise 5:00 – 7:00 Reservations required. Call 740-455-8282.

Saturdays & Sundays, October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Public “Fall Foliage Rides” 2:00 – 3:00

Public Rides, Public Twilight & Public Fall Foliage 
$10 adult, $9 senior, $6 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:
$20/person. 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 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 15 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.
  
Proudly operated by the
Zanesville-Muskingum County
Convention & Visitors Bureau
205 North 5th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
740.455.8282 or 800.743.2303
www.visitzanesville.com

Reservations can also be made in person at the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th Street, Zanesville.  Call in advance for hours.

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.                                                            

Hours

The 2020 Sternwheeler schedule listed.
For lunch, dinner, specialty cruise, or charter reservations, please call 740.455.8282 Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm or Fri 8:30am-3pm. Public Rides do not require reservations.

Admission

Public Fall Foliage $10 adult, $9 senior, $6 for children ages 2-12. Wine Glass Painting Cruise $30. Civil War Cruises $20. Private Charters $225/hour cruising charter or $100/hour dockside rental.

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