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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” (97 reviews)
“top deck” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
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+1 615-458-3900

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best of the evening was the entertainment. These performers were top notch. Waiters were a little overbearing trying to be nice. Spoke broken English. Very hard to understand at times. Especially for the other guests at our table who were from Norway. Table was supposed...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been many years since we cruised on the General. I had forgotten how much fun it was. We boarded about 11:30am, walked around the various decks to familiarize ourselves then went to the dining room/theater for a bountiful buffet lunch. We cast off...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place takes you down the river while you have a great meal and see great entertainment. Paid extra to set at the captains table and was worth every penny. Definitely put this on your list.

Thank hottiemail23
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall this was a great time. We did a Sunday afternoon cruise and the show was great. They seemed to have a bad start to the day though. They announced that the AC went out and offered to refund if you wanted. The temp was...More

Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was good and the ship was clean. We enjoyed watching the Nashville skyline at night between dinner and dessert. The crew was very accomodating and the wait staff was very good. We signed up for the 7 pm dinner cruise through Gray Line...More

Thank pastorbobby
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinner was excellent. Entertainment signers were excellent as well. The river cruise itself cruises the river to downtown Nashville. Beautiful evening view. Totally different atmosphere than if you did an afternoon cruise. Also $30-$40 more for evening cruise. Dinner is family style in evenings...More

Thank BakerRicherFamilies
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide this review with your suggestions so that we can make adjustments for the future. We are glad you enjoyed the dinner and the entertainment, and we hope you will come back and see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and family decided to take the dinner boat cruise while visiting Nashville. We had a special needs family member with us. One of the staff, Chris, approached us and asked if he could help us. He escorted us to the elevator and assisted...More

Thank Valari J
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. We are so glad your family had a positive experience. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the dinner cruise on Friday Jul 28. I had very low expectations because I went on a day cruise with my Dad and the people at his assisted living facility several years ago I swear, other than the entertainers, I was one...More

Thank Sherry P
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip aboard the General Jackson Showboat. Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We hope you will come back and see us again the next time you're in Nashville.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riverboat cruise on a historic river in Music City? This seemed like a no-brainer. We did the lunch cruise and the food was good, but not great. Also, you get on the boat and right away it's time to eat...no chance to "get acquainted" with...More

1  Thank Carolyn E
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience aboard the General Jackson. Thank you for taking the time to provide this review with your suggestions so that we can make adjustments for the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the lunch cruise. We started boarding around 11:30 and the boat departed at about noon. They had the buffet out as were boarding and we had to eat almost immediately. The server kept telling the people at our table who weren't eating to...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the entertainment, but sorry to hear you felt rushed. We hope you will come back and see us again.

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Twinsburger
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Wildhorse S | Property representative |
Depending on the time of year, our shows do sell out. If you have travel dates, we always recommend booking early
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Twinsburger
August 8, 2017|
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Response from bmrpatty | Reviewed this property |
we went in july and we called and was able to purchase tickets the night before for the night show but of course if you can book earlier I think it would be a good idea. you won't be sorry you will enjoy looking at the... More
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June 25, 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.
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