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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 4 weeks ago
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Bergen, Norway

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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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 

Chesterton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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 

West Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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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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 

Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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Wildhorse S, Manager at General Jackson Showboat, responded to this review

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Drinks and photos were available prior to boarding Boarding was organized and quick After leaving port dinner and show was announced. Dinner was family style with plenty to eat and very good After meal cleared tables and show started show was excellent very entertaining and well done Next time we visit will go 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 

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went there for a work Christmas Party. The show was good but the food lacked luster. Chicken was dry and the short ribs were awful. I was the only one at the table that liked the salad. Here's the awful part, the waiter was so rude. He was foreign (which is fine not a racist comment) and had extremely... More 

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Good day Doug - Please let us know the date you cruised and the table number so we can address directly. Thank you so much for your feedback we do take this seriously. Happy holidays! More 

Woodbury, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We went on the noon dinner cruise and Christmas show. The food was great, and the show was fantastic! Met a lot of people, and had great conversation. Very enjoyable and a must do.

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

You definitely don't go for the food, as it's not great. The show was kind of entertaining. The crowd is mostly seniors with very few young people. The service was good and the people were friendly. It was ok but not worth what we paid.

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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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