This is a very relaxing, fun and educational tour. It takes you down the river at a snails pace, but that's what these big riverboats do. It is a replica of a boat like Mark Twain used to be on, so the name Becky Thatcher is in honor of him and his classic "Tom Sawyer". Everyone who works on the boat was charming and super friendly as are most of the folks in St. Louis. I love this town and am looking forward to going back. The boat was a great place for some more photos also.