Photo credit: Paradise Charter Cruises

Paradise Charter Cruises offers a fancy fairly affordable date option on the Mississippi River. Their pizza and lock cruise is $23.50 per person. The boat departs from Boom Island Park on the Mississippi River on Wednesday and Thursdays at 6 p.m. now through October 3.

Enjoy the narrated cruise on the Mississippi through downtown Minneapolis, locking thru the Upper St. Anthony Falls while enjoying the beautiful Minneapolis skyline. The price includes a pizza buffet and happy hour drink specials with a full cash bar available. Advanced reservations are required.

Two hours on a boat with downtown views is worth the $23 to me, but add in free pizza and it is perfection!

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