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General Jackson Showboat Cruise Along Nashville's Cumberland River

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Does your visit to Nashville need to include a realistic step back in time to when things moved a little slower than they do now? Step aboard the General Jackson Showboat Cruise for a relaxing trip down the Cumberland River. It's perfect as a romantic stop for a couple or bring the kids along so they can participate in the history of it all!

General Jackson Showboat Overview

  • At 300-feet long, the General Jackson Showboat is the largest paddle wheel boat in the world! It is also styled in teh grand tradition of its namesake, which was the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817. Today's General Jackson Showboat is no less active than its predecessor.

Your General Jackson Showboat Cruise

  • Depart from Opry Mills and the Gaylord Resort and travel to downtown Nashville via the beautiful Cumberland River. Along the way, enjoy the charming cruise atmosphere, complete with a masterfully decorated main ballroom and theatre hall, high-energy live entertainment, and a dining experience which has the feel of a Broadway production.
  • When the impressive General Jackson Showboat reaches the downtown area, you'll catch a glimpse of the Tennessee Titan's Coliseum, Riverfront Park, Second Avenue, the Wildhorse Saloon, Ryman Auditorium, and more. Here, the mammoth paddle wheeler will make an incredible turn-around in at the wide spot in the river.
  • If you choose lunch on the General Jackson Showboat, you'll be treated to an exquisite luncheon buffet and entertainment provided by strolling musicians. The evening cruise features scrumptious chef's selections on the buffet, with a nine-piece swing band providing lovely dinner ambiance. After making the turnaround downtown, the stage is cleared and reset for an entertaining show.

Whether you choose the luncheon cruise or the dinner cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat, you're sure to leave with some of your most memorable vacation experiences ever. Bring your significant other or take the kids along for an exciting yet relaxing ride on this famous showboat!

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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tours
What an awesome experience learning the history of the ryman auditorium and all those who have been on the stage and still entertain there today. Beautiful inside.
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-- Maureen Leonard - Sugar Land, TX
Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tours
This was great also. It gave you a funny feeling to stand on the stage knowing that all those famous singers had stood in the same place and had all those lights on them just like you were seeing. It was cool!
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-- Rachel Lehmann - Billings, MT
Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tours
I walked in the building and instantly felt the presence of all those wonderful stars that have gone on. Then to actually see the stage where so many great performers stood. It was joy beyond words. I would recommend to anyone to take the time to visit. I now live in nashville and it is still a huge thrill to go and see.
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-- Lee Meadows - Nashville
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