Ship Shaped Buildings (page 2)

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Fulton Steamboat Inn
Lancaster, PA
The Fulton Steamboat Inn, built around 1990, is a full-sized replica of a riverboat. It is located on the Lincoln Highway, just a few miles from the birthplace of Robert Fulton. For more, see this website. [map]

Nevada Landing Hotel & Casino [gone]
Jean, NV
The Nevada Landing Hotel & Casino opened in 1989 and had 303 rooms. It resembled two riverboats with a connecting building between them. It closed in 2007 and was demolished in 2008.

Colorado Belle
Laughlin, NV
The Colorado Belle was built to resemble a Mississippi River paddle wheel riverboat. It is located next to the Colorado River. The casino and hotel opened in 1987. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Riverboat Inn [gone]
Branson, MO
The Riverboat Inn was also known as the Riverboat Motel. It had been here since at least the late 1990s. The third level and smokestacks were added later. In 2012, the building was badly damaged by a tornado. It was demolished in 2013. For more, see this website.

River Road Queen
Greenville, MS
The River Road Queen building was an exhibit at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. It was built to look like a 19th century sternwheeler and is 110 feet long. When the Exposition was over, the ship was dismantled and moved to Greenville where is is used as the Welcome Center. [map]

Island Village
Port Isabel, TX
U.S.S. Tradewinds
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Natuzzi Building
High Point, NC
This Treasure Island Village ship was originally used as a gift shop. It now houses The Gym. [map]

The U.S.S. Tradewinds was a gift shop with a boat-shaped upper storefront. The building was in use as a tattoo parlor when this photo was taken in 2006. [map]

The Natuzzi Building was remodeled in 1998 to resemble a cruise ship. The curved side features a porthole window. Natuzzi is an Italian furniture manufacturer. [map]

Bay Golf [gone]
Traverse City, MI
Bay Golf was a mini golf place that had been closed for years when these photos were taken in 2006. The faux ship was named "River Country Lady". By 2008, the ship was gone.

Devil's Lake Amusements
Baraboo, WI
Devil's Lake Amusements featured go carts and two mini golf courses. This "steamer" looks more like a riverboat to me but I'm no expert on boats and ships. These photos are from 2011. By 2013, the place looked like it had been closed for awhile but the ship was still there. [map]

Riverboat-Shaped Building
Clarksdale, MS


This Riverboat-Shaped Building was originally an ice cream shop called "The Cream Boat". I believe it was built in the 1970s. From 1988-1998, this building housed "Stackhouse Records" which doubled as a recording studio for the "Rooster Blues" label. In 2001, it became "Dela's Stackhouse Records". When the top row of photos was taken in 2007, the building was vacant and in rough shape. In 2009, restoration work began. By 2013, the building was fully restored. In 2014, Dreamboat BBQ & Tamales opened here. By 2016, the building housed Levon's Bar & Grill. [map]

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