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General Jackson Showboat

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2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dinner cruise”(109 reviews)
“top deck”(73 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
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"dinner cruise"
in 109 reviews
"top deck"
in 73 reviews
"cumberland river"
in 103 reviews
"served family style"
in 29 reviews
"mashed potatoes"
in 32 reviews
"river cruise"
in 23 reviews
"captains table"
in 15 reviews
"pork chop"
in 13 reviews
"downtown nashville"
in 113 reviews
"costume changes"
in 15 reviews
"talented singers"
in 15 reviews
"the wait staff"
in 27 reviews
"souvenir glass"
in 15 reviews
"great entertainment"
in 40 reviews
"christmas show"
in 23 reviews
"show starts"
in 15 reviews
"high energy"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Really entertaining show and the food was really very good and lots of it. The staff on board were very caring and engaged and gave great service throughout the cruise. We would thoroughly recommend this showboat.

Thank Carmen J
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Reviewed yesterday

Wish that I didn't pay for the show because we spent too much time indoors on a perfect evening. Yes, that is an option. Would sit outdoors if I were to do it again so I could enjoy the open sky, the shoreline, and chatting...More

Thank SuzyInPA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was ehhh the entertainment lively but the boat ride too long - if about an hour shorter perfect

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love good entertainment while shoveling fried chicken down your throat, then this is the place to be. The Sunday shows are great with some good gospel tunes and some early Southern Country music. The singers were very entertaining and the waiters were fantastic....More

1  Thank cabledawg53
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really entertaining and Bobby was so awesome on the top deck after the show, lots of laughs and very talented. Food is good and a relaxing cruise..

Thank Cassie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been on this boat years ago and this time the food was very good as was the entertainment. Trip to the captains cabin was less desireable then the music

Thank doug12345bb
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Showboat on the river. Easy to get to being it's at the Opryland Mall area with plenty of parking. Personally, I think it's a bit over-rated and priced. We did the Dinner cruise and it was packed. Dinner for a table of 8 was served...More

Thank cindyandjoe2
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

e 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

This is a must do when in Nashville and I would not hesitate to do it again. The entertainment was fantastic and the food was quite good!

Thank 143Cathy
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a business conference in Nashville, TN. One of the post conference events was the General Jackson Showboat. It is a four level boat that cruises the Cumberland River. The event included a country variety show, three course meal served family style and outdoor...More

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

This showboat is a very nice way to enjoy dinner and a show while cruising the Cumberland river. The entertainment was great and the scenery very nice too. The food was average though. Not that I expected gourmet cooking. Overall I recommend this attraction to...More

1  Thank tripdoc18
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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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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trip-traveller99
April 17, 2018|
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Ah but I have now found them, went back got their names and their autographs, plus a cd with their latest recordings on them Bet you wish you had found out their names and got their autographs 😄👍
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Cindy B
April 16, 2018|
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Yes there is a bar on board the boat.
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