General Jackson Showboat

Boat or Ferry, Monument / Landmark, and General Entertainment
2812 Opryland Dr (Opry Mills), Nashville, TN 37214, United States
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Known for its fabulous live shows, the General Jackson Showboat is a 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat with four massive decks.


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    "your camera handy for the views of the Nashville skyline"(2 Tips)
    Kim K.
    "fun cruise on Cumberland."(2 Tips)
    Kristin P.
    "Gorgeous view of downtown if you do a night cruise!"(2 Tips)
    "Dine and watch live music shows aboard the boat."(2 Tips)
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  • nashville skyline
  • scenic views
  • bottomless mimosas
  • Bloody Marys
  • cruise
  • cameras
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  • Matthew M.

    This was fun. Nice views at night. Went for the Hot Country Nights show, no dinner. House band playing upstairs was talented. Show downstairs was pretty good, but not my favorite.

    Matthew M. · October 27, 2015
  • Bruce H.

    The cruise was fun and an interesting and pleasurable way to spend an evening. The food was good, although this was a business thing with a buffet. The stage show was lacking though.

    Bruce Humphrey · July 27, 2015
  • Angela S.

    Seems like a really touristy thing but the views from the river were nice.

    Angela Skees · July 27, 2015
  • Laurentia H.

    Fun cruise up and down the Tennessee River. Gospel music show on Sundays. I heard the food is pretty good. They have unlimited mimosa & bloody Mary packet :-)

    Laurentia H · November 12, 2014
  • Sarah K.

    The food is great! Make sure you get in early... Seats up top are limited.

    Sarah King · April 24, 2014
  • Kristin P.

    Gorgeous view of downtown if you do a night cruise! The food and show were nice also.

    Kristin Pennington · September 1, 2013
  • J S.

    A total tourist trap! I suppose if I were white trash, really old, or a country bumpkin I could have enjoyed it!

    J S · July 14, 2013
  • Drew M.

    Do the $6 tour. You get on early and get your picture taken in the actual Captain's hat!

    Drew McLellan · April 5, 2013
  • Bianca S.

    God forbid the system goes down and you lose the table you paid for...

    Bianca Shelborne · March 22, 2013

    Keep your camera handy for the views of the Nashville skyline- especially stunning at night! · May 2, 2012
  • Christopher G.

    The tailgate cruise for titans games is cool

    Christopher Griffiths · November 6, 2011
  • Chevrolet

    Dine and watch live music shows aboard the boat.

    Chevrolet · October 24, 2011
  • Kim K.

    A Nashville icon with highly professional production/live entertainment and fun cruise on Cumberland. Best time to go is at night and head out on deck to watch Nashville skyline and neon in cool breez

    Kim Keelor · April 19, 2010
  • Ross K.

    Take a night cruise

    Ross K · March 31, 2010

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