Tour of Belle’s Calliope - Part 1 of 6
What Is a Calliope?
The calliope is a steam-powered musical instrument, like a pipe organ, that sits atop the Belle of Louisville. (Note the red arrow pointing to the calliope.)
Calliopes have been a part of steamboats since the mid-19th century. They were used to draw the attention of people when a boat was coming into a landing. The sound of the calliope might encourage someone to buy a ticket to take a ride!
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