Top 8 Experiences Along America’s Heartland

Stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana, the Mississippi River is an iconic gateway that leads to a wealth of treasured experiences throughout America’ Heartland. To inspire your exploration along this mighty waterway, we are sharing eight ways to discover America’s history, culture and heritage when you join Viking Cruises on their highly anticipated Mississippi voyages starting in 2022.

1 - Learn about Norwegian-American History at Vesterheim

Relive the Norwegian American experience at Iowa’s Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum with privileged access to their incredible archives.

2 - Watch Eagles Soar at Minnesota’s National Eagle Center

View America’s national symbol, the majestic bald eagle, up close as you learn about the ecology, biology and natural history of the magnificent raptors.

3 - Experience Grand Ole Nashville

Trace the history of country music in Tennessee's famed Nashville with a Visit to the country Music Hall of Fame and VIP access to a Grand Ole Opry performance.

4 - Capture the Spirit of St. Louis

Meet us in St. Louis and marvel at its historic landmarks - including the iconic Gateway Arch - while getting a taste of the local flavors and Midwest culture.

5 - Step into the World of Mark Twain

Explore the town of Hannibal in Missouri, where legendary author Mark Twain grew up, and get a glimpse into the settings that inspired his most famous novels.

6 - Celebrate the Holidays at Graceland

Gain Privileged Access to Elvis’s iconic Memphis mansion and delight in a joyous evening of holiday cheer surrounded by festive lights and holiday decorations.

7- Admire Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Home

Journey to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate in Wisconsin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tour the home that embodies his philosophy of organic architecture.

8 - Savor New Orleans’ Music & Cuisine

Feel the Vibrant soul of New Orleans as you delve into its musical and culinary traditions while exploring the city’s legendary streets.


Contact Hallie Gleave, a Viking Master Cruise Expert, for your complimentary quote at

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