General Jackson Showboat
General Jackson Showboat
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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.
Nashville, Tennessee

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Smcdodi C
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Food was blah, microwave reheated food. Not the greatest experience drinks were watered down. Not what I expected from previous reviews, boat is really outdated and in need of extensive updates.
Written November 20, 2023
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DonnaElaine
San Antonio, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
The entertainment was far better than we anticipated. Talented musicians, fantastic choreography, and spectacular harmonizing and solos! The view of downtown Nashville was beautiful. The food was well prepared and hot! Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Written October 19, 2023
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Tastey H
Balclutha, New Zealand17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went for our Dads 80th. If you going for the boat & musical experience..it was great. Seating means you will view and hear the talent, no matter were seated. We splashed out for the captains table ($186 eachNZ) which resulted in us being seated upfront which was fantastic. What wasnt fantastic was being rushed to get our food, rushed to eat it, rushed to eat our dessert then our server returning to constainly tell us he was leaving ..but not until we all tipped. I know tipping isn't NZ custom but fellow American traveller's also comment on this being unnecessary pressure.
Written October 15, 2023
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Darlene W
South Bend, IN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The entertainment was AMAZING. Would love to see them again.
Written October 7, 2023
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Teri W
Michigan City In3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Save your money the only thing we found good was the girl fiddle player. The guy who attempted to do Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley was extremely bad and distasteful to try and sing their songs. If you want to see a real Legends show spend the money to go to Vegas
Food was horrible couldn't eat the chicken so dry and hard. Buns were like rocks. and as for the cruise it was disgusting trash and tent homes all along the river.
Written September 30, 2023
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Jamie C
Hooper, UT15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The boat was beautiful with amazing views and things to see as we traveled along the river, but the boat had tons of spiders. Even inside where we were eating. Made it very hard to enjoy my food and sit in the dark to watch a show. The good was OK and the show was OK. Next time I would go on a smaller boat just to see the views.
Written September 18, 2023
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Tracy S
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Save your money and go do anything else. The food was bad and we both had stomach issues that night. The server was nice, but over the top with bad jokes and he talked a lot. The boat was covered in cobwebs and spiders. The show was like a high school musical. Take your money and walk across the street to the Grand Ole Opry- we had great seats and it cost about the same!
Written September 16, 2023
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John P
South Deerfield, MA874 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
An unexpected addition to our itinerary for our last day in Nashville. We stayed a half a mile away and when I suggested doing it, my daughter jumped at the chance.
We were told we could arrive as early as 11am, but because we were dressing up and calling Bochi to wish her a Happy 86th Birthday, we didn't arrive until 11:45am.
There was a line for the cash bar, so we went inside. The server for our table, Zak, was enthusiastic and appreciative for our attending the event. We were told that we could go up to the buffet and get food immediately. My daughter mentioned that she was a vegetarian and he said that he'd bring a special plate to the table for her.
The food had it's good and bad qualities. The pulled pork was okay, the chicken dry. The mac and cheese and baby carrots were very good. The dinner rolls looked fresh and moist, but were dry and tasteless. The potato salad was good, but not quite Mom's. The apple crisp was delicious for dessert. Zak kept filling our iced tea glasses and got my daughter a huge rum punch from the bar.
The show was the highlight of the trip. The cast of 5 were enthusiastic, talented, and fun to watch. They did songs from all the legends of Country.
It went from 12:15 to 1:15 and flew by. Some people got up early because of the timing of going downriver, turning around and coming slower upriver, if you wanted to see the sights of downtown Nashville from the boat, you needed to miss the end of the show.
We got outside to see the city in our taillights. There was a gentleman explaining the local points of interest to a dozen of us in the front of the boat. We eventually went back to the paddlewheel in the rear. On the top deck was a band and another bar. It was warm but the breeze was wonderful. We fell again for the photo they snapped of us as we boarded, even going so far as to get a refrigerator magnet one too.
Written September 8, 2023
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Camper30510897611
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely a great thing to do while in the area. Entertainment was awesome, food was very good. Staff was very accommodating and super friendly. Enjoyed immensely!
Written August 31, 2023
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HighExpectations025
Caledonia, MI49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Fun way to spend a few hours! The boat was large and the show/food was enjoyable! We opted to spend most of the time outdoors enjoying the cruise and river ride!
Written July 30, 2023
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