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General Jackson Showboat

2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
+1 615-458-3900
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Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the General Jackson
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The General Jackson(R) is a unique 300-ft paddle wheel showboat that cruises the Cumberland River w/ views of the Nashville skyline. Enjoy live entertainment along with a delicious meal and a cruise that you can't get anywhere else. Holiday shows begin mid-November, and special event cruises are scheduled throughout the year, including Valentine's Day, Fourth of July and New Year's Eve. Docking is located on the banks of the Cumberland River on the back side of Opry Mills Mall.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dinner cruise” (95 reviews)
“top deck” (67 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
+1 615-458-3900

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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the dinner cruise and enjoyed it. The food was pretty good and served family style. The waiters seemed to be in a rush and practically follow you out unless you leave them a big tip. The country show was good and full...More

Thank VacationPro99
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleasant short excursion down the river with excellent entertainment. There was a good lunch buffet with many choices of food. The nice part was there was assigned seating allowing you to mingle with others to share your Nashville experiences. There was an hour long...More

Thank RSFBigdog
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lunch was good and the music review was good but travel time down the river was boring.thought we would see countryside but nothing till you get to Nashville where the boat turns around. We were very disappointed and it wasn't cheap

Thank 1957Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat was clean and the experience was overall good. However there were some things that could have been improved in my opinion. The drink service while eating was almost non-existent after you had sat down. The drink stations around the boat seemed understaffed so...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This stern wheeler was impressive but the show was very cheesy. My company paid for this and am I glad I didn't pay a dime for it. The singers and musicians seemed amateur. Im an amateur musician and I can't believe these guys even have...More

Thank nbafan2
Reviewed 5 days ago

The boat had a lot of customers, but seemed understaffed. My wife and I waited quite sometime for drinks and appetizers. Asked for napkins and had to go get them myself.

Thank landshark36629
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An authentic paddle wheel boat offered lovely views along the river as we enjoyed a scrumptious buffet meal. Included on the serve yourself buffet line were several veggie dishes, a fresh, crisp garden salad, fried chicken, pulled pork, and rolls with butter. A delicious blueberry...More

Thank The2Halls
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a fun time. Entertainment was great. I thought it might be cheesy but it was fun and very good. The staff was friendly. The food was fair bit typical buffet food. You have to purchas soda or cocktails in addition to the price...More

Thank Florameyg
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the entertainment on board. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the lunch cruise. The food was good - buffet with choice of 2 meats, 3 veggie, plus salad, rolls and desert. The floor show was very good. By the time the show was over, we were approaching the downtown Nashville, in time to see...More

Thank Dennis H
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thorough review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the General Jackson Showboat! We hope you will come back and see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is very good, very awesome experience, country music beautiful and de boatshow awesome. Food is good I strongly recommend

Thank hiagardens65
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review! We are so happy to hear you had a good experience. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

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26 June 2017|
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Response from roxanajean2005 | Reviewed this property |
We were on the dinner cruise, I am not sure what they offer on the lunch cruise. Sorry I can not be of help.
27 May 2017|
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Response from BeCoBl | Reviewed this property |
There are no other food purchases available other than the dinner and show. Frankly, we found the show and the dinner well worth the price, unlike one comment from New York. We are from Calgary, Canada and it was a very... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
No, not really.