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Address: 300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
Phone Number:
+1 865-525-7827
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel...

The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel riverboat offering sightseeing, lunch, dinner, entertainment and moonlight cruises along the Tennessee River.

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Great Evening Cruise

This is certainly something a little different to do for dinner.... The cruise was about 2 hours and very comfortable and enjoyable. There are plenty of interesting things to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rich L

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Chicago, IL
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat is nice, but the price for dinner is way too much. We paid $50 each for dinner and a window seat. The dinner was overcooked chicken and ham, mushy green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, rolls, and dessert. The view down the Tennessee River wasn't anything spectacular... mostly industrial until we got to the beautiful homes in... More 

1 Thank ArmyNurse2
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly something a little different to do for dinner.... The cruise was about 2 hours and very comfortable and enjoyable. There are plenty of interesting things to see as you cruise the river. The wait staff was exceptionally friendly and tried to attend to every need and did a great job. Dinner consisted of an all-you-would-like Prime Rib... More 

2 Thank Rich L
Knoxville Tennessee
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105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accompanied a school outing for their responsible students Doran hour tour downstream to see historic bridges, civil war forts and homes of note. River was muddy from the recent rains and no leaves out yet. But you could see some caves under the rock bluffs. Bleak House easily to see.

1 Thank Silentflier
Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love paddle boats. So when I learned about the deal for a Valentine's cruise, I jumped at the chance. The staff was very polite and for a buffet, pretty good The servers did seem a little rushed when we boarded because it took a bit to order drinks. The bartender was very slow for some reason. Our server apologized... More 

1 Thank Kevin K
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Scheduled a meeting with the wedding planner for Saturday 2/11/17 at 10 am. upon arrival she was not there and we were informed she was not expected that day even though she had informed us she would be there all day decorating for Valentines day. Office attendant called her and she stated that she had forgot to enter us into... More 

1 Thank John G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took the Valentines dinner cruise and had a great time. I would definitely recommend the evening cruise because of the lighted bridges and the reflection of the city lights on the river. The buffet dinner was good with typical buffet offerings.

1 Thank John P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a very nice dinner cruise on the Star...food was great...dining staff were amazing...Service at the bar upstairs left a bit to be desired tho

1 Thank Chad B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Lunch Cruise. Staff very peasant and helpful. Nice views from a quick jaunt up the river and back. Buffet food awful. Condition of the boat shaky (but not unsafe). Tickets seem cheap and that is what you get. If you don't expect much you won't be disappointed.

2 Thank Gordon S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had several options for something to do and this was definitely a great choice for the entire family! Whether it is a young child or older adult, this is an unforgettable adventure. You can sit inside and look out the big windows or go outside and feel the breeze. Everything was very clean and the views are amazing! It's... More 

1 Thank Chuck C
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a nice river ride, but it was my mistake to go in early October. Soon after the boat left, it was too dark to see anything. Food was okay. Mystery show was diverting but as far as I could see don't bother to try to figure out "who done it." They just a new person each night. "Clues"... More 

1 Thank E S

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