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I&M Canal Boat Kid

May 15 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 12:30 pm

New for this year, we’re dedicating the first ride of each day to providing a fun adventure for our younger passengers aged 5-12.

Purchase tickets for the 11:30 am I&M Canal Boat Ride, and children will be invited to board the boat 30 minutes early with their guardians to discover what it would have been like to be a kid in the 1840s, the era of our canal boat.

As a Canal Boat Kid, they may be asked to take on kid-appropriate deckhand chores, discover how to care for mules, find out what the captain’s job included, greet other passengers when they board, look for wildlife along the shores, and more all while they explore the boat–both before it leaves the dock and during its morning tour.

This is a kid-friendly tour, not a kids-only tour. Adult passengers will enjoy hearing about life on and around the canal from our on-board tour guide as the boat makes its way up the canal.

This unique, young-passenger-focused experience gets your kids out of the house (and off their devices) so they can engage with nature and the stories of our community, state and nation, making a lasting impression for all.


May 15 @ 11:00 am
October 28 @ 12:30 pm


Canal Corridor Association
(815) 220-1848
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I&M Canal Visitors Center
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301 United States
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