This 90-minute pontoon boat cruise along the Mississippi River is a great way to dive into the region’s history and scenic beauty. The cruise departs from the foot of Chestnut Mountain Resort and admission includes an alpine slide ride — a scenic chair lift to and from the hotel reception area to the riverbank. Wildlife viewing and fun history lessons make this an ideal outing for all ages. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for kids ages 7 to 11, $15 for children ages 3 to 6, and free for those under 2. This attraction is not offered during the winter months.