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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 call 740.455.8282 with questions, to book a charter, or to make reservations for cruises requiring reservations.
Reservations can also be made in person at the Welcome Center, 205 N 5th Street, Zanesville.  Call in advance for hours.

Please check the Lorena Sternwheeler Facebook page for cancellations!

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.
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

SOLD OUT! 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
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

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
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

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.
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Lunch Cruise 12:00 – 1:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Pumpkin Painting Ride 2:00 – 3:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
“Make-and-take Paint a Pumpkin”  Muskingum County Library Program

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Robot Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Storytelling Robot” Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers presents a “Storytelling Robot”

Dinner Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Steer the Boat & Character Day”
Be “Captain” for the day and steer the Lorena. Two Toy Story characters will be on board for a fun photo opportunity!
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

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.
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

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.
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Dinner Cruise 5:00 – 7:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 5, 6, 13, 19, 20
Public “Fall Foliage Rides” 2:00 – 3:00
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Robot Ride 2:00 – 3:00 “Storytelling Robot” Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
Mid-East Career & Technology Centers presents a “Storytelling Robot”

Dinner Cruise 5:00 – 7:00 Reservations required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

PRICES:
Public Rides, Public Twilight & Public Fall Foliage, $9 adult, $8 senior, $5 for children ages 2-12.
No reservations taken. Arrive 10-30 minutes early to pay for the ride on the boat. Cash or credit accepted.

Lunch Cruise, $15/person. Minimum 48 hour advance reservations & payment required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
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 and payment required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.
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.

Storytime Rides, Pumpkin Ride, Kids Craft Ride & Robot Rides, $8/person ages 2 & up. Advance reservations and payment required. Please call 740.455.8282 for reservations.

Charters, Charter Cruise/$225 per hour. Dockside Charter/$100 per hour. Please 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 10 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 sales 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.                                               

Hours

The complete Sternwheeler schedule is 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 Rides, Public Twilight & Public Fall Foliage $9 adult, $8 senior, $5 for children ages 2-12. Special Reservation 2-3pm cruises $8/person all ages. Private Charters $225/hour cruising charter or $100/hour dockside rental.

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