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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 the 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!

General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
Unless you travel by riverboat regularly you may never experience this type of adventure. The mystic of the paddle boat and the good spirit and customer service attitude of the staff made the dinner excursion an enjoyable experience for the eight of us. It would be nice if the trinket boutique was open for purchases after the cruise ended - as it was not we were not able to purchase any momentos to remind us of the great adventure and entertainment.
William Graham - Malahat, British Columbia
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
General Jackson Luncheon Cruise was excellent. We were there for the NCAA Women's Final Four and the crowd was happy and upbeat. The food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The entertainment was also excellent. They involved the crowd and were extremely talented. I would definitely recommend this cruise if you are going to Nashville.
Joyce Dziedzic - Webster, MA
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
This was one of the highlights of the trip food was good, entertainment was excellent. and the scenery along the river was beautiful. Jerry, and I had a wonderful time. We want to go on this showboat again. It was Great Fun!!!!
Jerry Foltz - Bristol, IL
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