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Address: 2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
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+1 615-458-3900
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The General Jackson(R) is a unique 300-ft paddle wheel showboat that...

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.

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Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the General Jackson
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A fun night with music and good food

If you like country music, good food and some great views this is definitely for you! We booked the tour through Gray Line which included transport back and forth. The cruise... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the noon dinner show on Friday, March 24. The show was absolutely fantastic! The performers voices and the music was one of the best we have heard in Nashville. I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves country music. We will definitely do this again the next time we are in Nashville!

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Powell, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarded at 5:30. Open bar...no food served until 7:15 with no indication that it would be this long. Ship stayed moored to dock until totally dark outside. Food dry, no better than one could get at a cheap buffet. If you like country music and lots of talking between numbers, you will probably like the show. But you are a... More 

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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 for the future. If there is anything else we can do for you please let... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time on the showboat. The dinner was excellent and our waiter George was very attentive. The show was great. All the singers and players were very good. A great value.

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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the General Jackson Showboat! Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Harlem, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with wife first night in Nashville. Tickets are pretty expensive but does include a boat ride, show and dinner. Service was very good and the show was enjoyable and lively. 2 very cute blondes doing the signing with some guys and good chemistry between the performers.

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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the General Jackson Showboat! Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

All aboard for a nite of music and food . Not everything was up to par as we had been on the boat 4 previous times. Difficulty understanding the wait staff and boat was not full. Empty seats all around the lower and upper decks. Service was very very slow without well-pretipping the wait staff, especially when it came to... More 

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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this review

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 for the future. If there is anything else we can do for you please let... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you like country music, good food and some great views this is definitely for you! We booked the tour through Gray Line which included transport back and forth. The cruise starts out with some music and drinks outside as the boat leaves the dock. The food was quite good for being some sort of buffet. Upon arriving downtown it's... More 

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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the General Jackson Showboat! Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We hope to see you again soon More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very average food and musical performances. The food was a buffet, and as such was very basic. It was fine, but nothing at all special. The music and performances were good, but it was very similar to a small amusement park type of show....I had hoped for more in Nashville. The boat was lovely, and we enjoyed sitting outside after... More 

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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 for the future. If there is anything else we can do for you please let... More 

Chesterton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food was good but the show was even better. I've done 'Riverboats' before but this was superb entertainment. The talent found on this stage was only because of where you are - in Nashville! Unbelievable performances! Do not miss!

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I do not generally like country music, and this fulfilled my dreams of Nashville entertainment. The food seemed to be from Stouffer's frozen pans or canned and the drink were horribly overpriced. Nice if you like Country in the blowing rain. Would have done us all a favor to refund our tickets as the weather was horrible.

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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 for the future. If there is anything else we can do for you please let... More 

Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Our first time here. Meal was great and plentiful. Show was entertaining. Ship was pretty. Enjoyable evening, would come again.

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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time aboard the General Jackson Showboat! Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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