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Styled in the grand tradition of the paddlewheel riverboats that cruised the great Southern waterways in the 1800s, the General Jackson was named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817. Today, it's just as active as its predecessor.

General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise Typical Menu:

Theater Salad
Crisp Iceberg wedge lettuce & Benton Mountain bacon crumbles, Sweet Water Valley buttermilk cheddar cheese with red & yellow tomatoes, cucumber Ranch dressing

Theater Entrée
Braised short ribs with BBQ demi-glaze, sweet potato gratin, chef’s choice of seasonal vegetable

Theater Dessert
Chocolate chess tart with Jack Daniels spiked seasonal fruit

* Menu subject to change
* Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice.

Tea, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee


  • Schedule:
    Monday - Saturday:
    Boarding: 6:15 PM
    Departure: 7
    Return: 10 PM

    Boarding: 5:15 PM
    Departure:6 PM

    Return: 9 PM
    Cruise times may vary, especially during the November -
    December holiday period.

  • Please note: From mid-November to Christmas, the regular dinner cruise is
    replaced by the General Jackson Holiday Dinner Cruise and Show.

  • Price includes specified General Jackson Showboat Cruise

  • The General Jackson Showboat is wheelchair accessible, but the upper deck
    is restricted

  • Casual attire is recommended

  • All cruises are non-smoking

  • Boarding begins half an hour before departure time

  • There are interior rooms in case of inclement weather

  • Cruises are appropriate for all ages

  • For all dining cruises, tables seat 10 guests

Other Information

Valid Dates: Year Round

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