The Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheel Boat will be returning to the Grafton riverfront on the Mississippi River later this year, with a final cluster of cruises planned for October 10. Two of the three sightseeing cruises still have tickets available, but there are other options to ride the river.

Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau President Brett Stawar tells The Big Z the Hakuna Matata is an option.

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The Hakuna Matata cruises the river many times each week during the spring, summer, and fall. For more information on the cruises, call 465-6676, or go to http://www.visitalton.com/Cruise

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