I love old vintage theaters. The Arcada was built in 1926 and maintains its vintage charm with ornate fixtures, antique architecture, and lush red chairs. There’s even an original, antique organ that rises from the center of the floor. Big and little shows pass through here all the time. Sometimes it’s rented out and used for private parties, etc. I saw KC and the Sunshine Band here and it was a total ball, the theater is just the right size for an intimate appeal. It holds about 900 people.
My parents are older so they’re not too keen on traveling around on foot, in and out of stores, etc. These paddle wheel riverboat tours are therefore a real lifesaver. We can all agree on sitting down, kicking back, and watching the sights on the Fox River for an hour. We took a public cruise (they also offer private ones) and it was a wonderful experience. As you cruise the tour guide will tell you stories from the era of Mark Twain, when the Pottawatomie Indians used to live on the shorelines.