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Cruises of Music City: The General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville's beautiful Cumberland River, which cuts a path through the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, makes for an ideal location for a relaxing cruise down the waterway. That's why the General Jackson Showboat - the largest operating showboat in the world at 300 feet long - can be found making cruises up and down the Cumberland in Nashville. Several different tour options are available, so be sure to explore them all to discover which is the ideal one for you:

  • General Jackson Showboat Day Cruise
  • General Jackson Day Cruise - Lunch & Show
  • General Jackson Showboat Evening Cruise, Show & Dinner
  • Southern Nights Outdoor Dinner Cruise
  • General Jackson Showboat Day Cruise

The General Jackson Day Cruise includes the cruise down the river, plus live entertainment on the upper deck during the first part of the cruise. After the entertainment, guests enjoying the day cruise can explore the vessel and find chairs & tables along the boat to take in the fresh air and scenery of the river. In addition, a cash bar and cafe are available to order drinks, refreshments, and appetizers throughout the cruise. Sights along the cruise include the Opryland area, Downtown Nashville, Fort Nashborough, and more.

General Jackson Day Cruise - Lunch & Show

Opt for the lunch & show as part of your General Jackson experience, and you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of the Cumberland River before heading down into the Victorian Theater for a delicious buffet lunch in the climate-controlled theater. Fill your plate, then head back for seconds if you'd like before the indoor entertainment begins. Shows vary by date and time, so be sure to check the schedule to see which performance will take place during your visit.

Southern Nights Outdoor Dinner Cruise

There's nothing quite like the still of a Tennessee night, and with the outdoor buffet dinner and cruise, you'll get to enjoy the sounds of crickets and katydid along the river while you dine on a hearty Southern barbecue buffet. You'll get to fill your plate, then choose a table anywhere on the General Jackson to enjoy dinner and the sites. Plus, the views of the Downtown Nashville riverfront area at night is sure to bring a smile to your face!

General Jackson Showboat Evening Cruise, Show & Dinner

Whatever the season when you visit Nashville, the nightly entertainment inside the Victorian Theater is HOT! As the cruise leaves from the dock in the Opryland area bound for Downtown Nashville, you can watch the sun setting overing the river before heading into the Victorian Theater for a full-course dinner and spectacular show. Ideal for groups, families, and romantics, the dinner, show, and cruise option guarantees a full evening of first-class food and world-class entertainment. Shows vary by date and time, so be sure to check the schedule to see what will be performed during your visit.