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General Jackson Showboat

2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
+1 615-458-3900
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Great Show and Dinner

The General Jackson Showboat is a unique dining experience. The shows do change, although the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
49ll
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Nashville, Tennessee
A must do.

This is a must to do on your list. We had such a beautiful time on the General Jackson. The food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marj57
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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” (106 reviews)
“top deck” (73 reviews)
“cumberland river” (103 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 3 weeks ago

The General Jackson Showboat is a unique dining experience. The shows do change, although the recent Elvis Tribute show was great!!! Booked the Captain's Table, which comes with a few perks. The dinner is served family style on a lazy susan at each table. Very...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 food, The Captain's Table experience, and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must to do on your list. We had such a beautiful time on the General Jackson. The food and music was fantastic. The waiters were fabulous. I would do it again.

Thank marj57
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 food and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed January 4, 2018

I have attended a company party on the showboat and experienced the food and entertainment and the distress of being trapped for 3 hours with no easy exiting. Now, when I need a break from out-of-town houseguests, I book them a trip on the Gen....More

Thank CXC373
Reviewed December 21, 2017

As we went down the river lazily on the showboat we were served a great lunch and dessert after the dinner there were two Christmas shows that were very good musically and entertainment wise we were offered souvenior glassess with our coctails and that made...More

Thank Michelle D
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

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 food and the Christmas entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon! Merry Christmas!

Reviewed December 18, 2017

Took the cruise with a group from work. It was a little disappointing. The advertising said that the cruise would show historical Nashville. While we did travel up and down the Cumberland River, all we saw was riverbanks and a few modern homes. The entertainment...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

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

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

The food was just okay, the wait staff took forever to get something, and there were parts of the performance that were not suitable for young children. I will give lots of credit to Captain Paul, he let our kids see how he operates the...More

Thank Victoria J
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

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

Reviewed December 13, 2017

Very good show,great fiddle player fantastic singers. Very good food,attentive staff. Wasn't that crazy about the river,not much to see but nice relaxed trip just the same.

Thank Dan W
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the entertainment and the food. We hope you will come back and see us again.

Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We have visited the General Jackson twice. Both visits were filled with good food and a great show. Will recommend to friends!

1  Thank sharon s
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

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 food and the entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed November 27, 2017

This was your usual Christmas show. One of the guitar players was really good. There were different backdrops and a variety of songs. We had been told there would be a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey and sweet potatoes. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Instead...More

Thank Betty Z
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

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

Reviewed November 22, 2017

What a great time this was. The General Jackson is truly a SHOWBOAT! The theatre/dining area was awesome! The staff/crew aboard the riverboat were super. Our food was delicious and our waiters went above and beyond the call of duty. A superb job. The entertainment...More

1  Thank Randy M
Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

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 food and the Christmas entertainment. We hope you will come back and see us again soon! Merry Christmas!

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trip-traveller99
January 28, 2018|
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Our hosts at the BnB we stayed at got our tickets for us before we arrived. Had an enjoyable time. Don’t recall what we paid. Was nice to see some of the sights from the boat at night.
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Response from P7367RUrichardw | Reviewed this property |
I was a visitor/customer of the Showboat; I do not manage or operate the Showboat. I'd respectfully suggest that you contact the Showboat directly with your questions.
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