Special Events

The Nichols' dedication to the House shines through in all corners of the manse. From the individualized room decorations to the peaceful front and side yards to the delicious breakfast, and snacks offered throughout the day, a stay at the Riverview Mansion is a truly memorable and fun experience. The Nichols also give back to the community with reciprocating 10% discounts to/from local businesses.

Click! Eat! Stay! Play! A picture with Superman is cool enough, but Metropolis and its environs have lots more to offer the casual, the curious, and the serious adventurer.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Special Events and area venues, come stay with us. Let us handle the key details and make your stay stress free. Note: Some of the Area Events require minimum stays of 2 or more nights. Some cancellation fees may apply.


Oct 21st - Jan 15 >>> Illinois Hunting Season   Ask about our 3-Day Hunting Specials

December 2nd, 2017>>> Regional Christmas Parade season kicks off with a 1:30 p.m. start in Metropolis

December 3rd, 2017>>> Olde Tyme Christmas Tour of Homes, Metropolis, IL

December 9th, 2017>>> Christmas Cookie Sale sponsored by First Christian Church in Metropolis, 9a - 12p

December 10th, 2017>>> French Colonial Christmas celebration at Fort Massac State Park

December 12th, 2017>>> Moscow Ballet performs the Nutcracker Suite at the Carson Center, 7p 

April. 18 - 21, 2018 >>> AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, KY  [Arandano, 2016 Best of Show] (2 rooms left)


April 7-8, 2024 >>> Total Solar eclipse (4 rooms left)



Golfing - there are 12 courses in the area, two of which are year round venues

Wineries and Breweries - there are 25 sites in Southern Illinois and more in Western Kentucky

Outdoor Adventures - in addition to the Kenlakes region, there are 10 state parks with hiking-biking-boating-etc.

Cultural venues

CARSON CENTER EVENTS - Nutcracket Suite, Dec 12, 2017, and many more.

Paducah Symphony Orchestra performances - Red, White, and Blue Bash Nov. 18; Holiday Celebration Dec. 9, 2017

Racing venues

Players' Bluegrass Downs [harness and quarter horse races, simulcast events, too] Paducah, KY

Paducah Int'l Raceway [Friday night DirtCar racing] Paducah, KY

KY Lake Motor Speedway [dirt, drag, funny car, demolition events] Calvert City, KY [We are 40 min away]

Stage Your Itinerary Along the Ohio River With Us!

Custom Wedding Packages Available.                          Call us for options and possible discounts!!
Murder Mystery Dinners

Riverview Mansion now features Murder Mystery Dinners!  The goal is to host a mystery dinner at least once each month for six or more guests. You may request special dinners for you and your party based on available dates. Rates will be $35 for an individual, $60 for a couple, or an additional $30 event charge when you book one of our amazing suites for the night of the mystery. Gourmet dinner, mystery role playing, jacuzzi tubs, great beds, 3-course, plated breakfast, usable antiques, fun company and prizes, you can't do much better than that. Check the schedule below the detective for upcoming titles and make your reservations now! 

Date                                         Dinner Title                                              RSVP By

Nov 18, 2017                                         Murder at the Mansion                                                Nov 11, 2017


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