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A tour on the new American Queen

After four years of absence, the American Queen has reclaimed the Mississippi.  Pass through history aboard the 436-passenger paddle wheeler, where you can cruise America's greatest rivers and see other spots, such as Memphis, the birthplace of the blues, and Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

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The American Queen docking in  Henderson, Ky.

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If room is tight, the American Queen's smokestack can be folded down to make it under bridges.

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The American Queen's dual smokestacks.

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Watching the sunset on deck 4 aboard the American Queen. 

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The American Queen's paddle wheel.

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The American Queen's swimming pool.

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The American Queen's elegant two-story dining room.

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Beale Street Landing is the central docking location for the American Queen and a great place to check out some of Memphis' best views.

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Lisa Marie Presley's private jet.

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Elvis' costumes at Graceland.

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The American Queen's smoke stack and wheelhouse barely make it under the bridge at Henderson.

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The American Queen's pistons at work in the engine room to turn her massive paddle wheel.

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Chef de Cuisine Regina Charboneau specializes in southern-inspired standards like beignets, biscuits, grits, and this dish, baked pork.

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In 2008, overnight passenger service on steamboats disappeared from America’s rivers for the first time in centuries. Now with the reincarnation of the American Queen, visitors can see the scenes along the Ohio River.

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The gentlemen's smoking room.

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Elvis Presley's living room at his home in Graceland.

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Sun Studio is a studio in Menphis, Tenn. where many rock and rock, Blue and R&B legends, such as Howlin' Wold, Junior Parker and B.B. King recorded their music.

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B.B. Kings on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn.

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The christening of the American Queen brought together Christopher Kyte, president of Great American Steamboat Co., Priscilla Presley and Memphis Mayor A.C.Wharton.

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Priscilla Presley after the christening of the American Queen. 

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The American Queen's Grand Theatre.

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The American Queen's steam powered calliope whistles can be heard from miles around.

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Elvis' grave at Graceland.

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A tour on the new American Queen

After four years of absence, the American Queen has reclaimed the Mississippi.  Pass through history aboard the 436-passenger paddle wheeler, where you can cruise America's greatest rivers and see other spots, such as Memphis, the birthplace of the blues, and Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

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