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Address: 300 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2415
Phone Number:
+1 865-525-7827
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel...

The Star of Knoxville Riverboat is an authentic 325-passenger sternwheel riverboat offering sightseeing, lunch, dinner, entertainment and moonlight cruises along the Tennessee River.

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Valentine's Night Cruise

We love paddle boats. So when I learned about the deal for a Valentine's cruise, I jumped at the chance. The staff was very polite and for a buffet, pretty good The servers did... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin K
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love paddle boats. So when I learned about the deal for a Valentine's cruise, I jumped at the chance. The staff was very polite and for a buffet, pretty good The servers did seem a little rushed when we boarded because it took a bit to order drinks. The bartender was very slow for some reason. Our server apologized... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scheduled a meeting with the wedding planner for Saturday 2/11/17 at 10 am. upon arrival she was not there and we were informed she was not expected that day even though she had informed us she would be there all day decorating for Valentines day. Office attendant called her and she stated that she had forgot to enter us into... More 

Thank John G
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Valentines dinner cruise and had a great time. I would definitely recommend the evening cruise because of the lighted bridges and the reflection of the city lights on the river. The buffet dinner was good with typical buffet offerings.

Thank John P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a very nice dinner cruise on the Star...food was great...dining staff were amazing...Service at the bar upstairs left a bit to be desired tho

Thank Chad B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Lunch Cruise. Staff very peasant and helpful. Nice views from a quick jaunt up the river and back. Buffet food awful. Condition of the boat shaky (but not unsafe). Tickets seem cheap and that is what you get. If you don't expect much you won't be disappointed.

Thank Gordon S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had several options for something to do and this was definitely a great choice for the entire family! Whether it is a young child or older adult, this is an unforgettable adventure. You can sit inside and look out the big windows or go outside and feel the breeze. Everything was very clean and the views are amazing! It's... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a nice river ride, but it was my mistake to go in early October. Soon after the boat left, it was too dark to see anything. Food was okay. Mystery show was diverting but as far as I could see don't bother to try to figure out "who done it." They just a new person each night. "Clues"... More 

Thank E S
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from Kingsport back to Michigan and stopped in Knoxville for one night. We called the riverboat when we arrived in town late that afternoon and they had room for us. We are so glad we decided to do this. The weather was perfect. The view down the Tennessee River was beautiful -- the staff was fun as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

There were 57 of us on the boat Tuesday night. We had the most enjoyable evening. The staff was exceptional. They were extremely friendly and hard working. Dinner buffet was delicious. If you went home hungry, it was your own fault. Many of us danced the night away. We enjoyed it so much we are planning a Fall Color Lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What a great atmosphere. Great family oriented place to enjoy a family night out with the grandkids. Good selection of food that even included items the kids liked. Climate control was also right on. Will recommend to all our family and friends.

Thank Cissy S

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