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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
Everything about this experience was GREAT!! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Nashville. This is a must!!
Dennis Dittinger - PawPaw, wv
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
The brunch and Gospel cruise was worth experiencing. After the show & brunch in the main lounge the top deck entertainment was equally entertaining. The food was plentiful and varied, the entertainment enjoyable and I would highly recommend the General Jackson be included on a trip to Nashville.
Penny Wollrab - Glen Ellyn, IL
General Jackson Showboat Lunch & Dinner Cruises
I didnt know much about this when we booked our vacation but was really happy with the show and dinner. It end up being one of our favorite things we did in Nashville.
Barbara Pierce - Lewisville, In
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