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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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Great Views, Good Food

My wife, and two kids (7 and 5) took a lunch cruise. The views of some of the mansions are spectacular as you go up and down the river. The food was good as well. It was served... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Chuck C
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 

Thank engrkenr
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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
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend. Not a refined/classy evening out, the owners made out with a hefty profit at our expense. Family of 8 adults. Paid 42 apiece, we feel 20 might be a more reasonable price. The meal and entertainment at Dixie Stampede costs approx the same and the bathrooms there are nicer than anything in this boat. -We went on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A very enjoyable evening on the Star of Knoxville. Dinner was delicious and view of the homes along the river is priceless!

Thank 105vann
Sarnia, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband and I went on the lunch cruise for our 25th anniversary. When you board you have your photo taken, which they sell you at the end of the cruise for $10. This is a nice touch. The lunch was buffet style and very disappointing. The food had no flavor with the exception of the salad. The chicken tasted... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My wife, and two kids (7 and 5) took a lunch cruise. The views of some of the mansions are spectacular as you go up and down the river. The food was good as well. It was served buffet style and consisted of salad, rolls, chicken, corn, and green beans. The servers kept refilling our drinks of sweet tea and... More 

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