Also known as the Goldenrod Showboat, the Goldenrod is one of the last two remaining modern era showboats that were very popular until the 1920s. It is the largest of its kind, with its 200 feet by 45 feet measurement. It was also the most elaborately decorated of all show boats of its time.
The Goldenrod became a venue for various entertainment means like drama, vaudeville, and minstrel shows in its heyday. It was built in 1909 by the Pope Dock Company and had a total production cost of $75,000. It was the last showboat to work in the Mississippi River, as new technology has pushed entertainment farther and deemed these old means obsolete.
Put in danger of destruction for many years, the Goldenrod is now undergoing major restoration and preservation.