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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” (110 reviews)
“top deck” (75 reviews)
“cumberland river” (107 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
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"served family style"
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"souvenir glass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would travel to Nashville again if this was the only attraction I could go visit. Wonderful dinner, wonderful views. Super staff

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this was one of the highlights of being in Nashville.with a group of my navy buddies we had the lunchtime cruise booked, and I can say we all had a good time. the food was buffet style and I would rank it an A- for...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. We are so please to hear that your group enjoyed your time with us, and especially the entertainment. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our 4-night stay in Nashville we booked a lunchtime trip on the General Jackson paddle steamer. We'd decided not to eat but just watch the show and weren't disappointed - highly entertaining singers and musicians. The trip itself was fabulous, a gentle...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the boat and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the evening trip we took it could at best be described as organised chaos when it came to the pre-show meal. Meals came out and were served as and when the waiter decided to serve you! On our table one of our party only...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you had some concerns from your trip aboard the General Jackson. We appreciate the feedback you have given and the time it took you to provide this review. We will definitely take everything you said into consideration, and make adjustments...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Showboats talented cast for Music City Nights made for an enjoyable evening, quite a fantastic show. Unfortunately the boat had mechanical problems and we were not able to cruise. We were kept informed of the situation by the Captain and were given a refund...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fantabulous cruise on the Cumberland river to the downtown sector at night. A photo opportunity for sure. Dinner was served hot and my steak was done to perfection. The entertainment was excellent. I would recommend this venue for one of your evenings...More

1  Thank MelNew14
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the dinner and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your photo of Tennessee flag is displayed with the flag upside down “The highest star shall be the one nearest the upper confined corner of the flag.”

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It all starts with Calvin from Gray Line Nashville. He was an absolute gentleman. He took us safely to our destination. We were dropped off at the venue and greeted by friendly people. There was a very nice area that you could have a drink...More

Thank Carolyn S
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service, lunch and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the entertainment on the showboat more than our evening at the Grand Ole Opry. From start to finish, this attraction is first class. Even from the entertainment before boarding (loved his sense of humor and his singing, only to find out once onboard...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the boat, your dinner, and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first night of a new show and we thoroughly enjoyed it, non-stop entertainment from start to finish. You head upstairs for a drink when you board where a live band are playing. Once we got underway, we headed downstairs for a 3...More

1  Thank Debs2134
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and provide this review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views of Nashville, the food, and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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Kristen1441
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
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June 15, 2018|
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Response from DrJimPHewitt | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no. They offered only one meal option.
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June 4, 2018|
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Response from Angie L | Reviewed this property |
They have a ramp entrance and an elevator that goes up to the second deck and you can still hear the singers
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