“A Music City experience like no other!”
The General Jackson, a 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat, is one of the largest showboats in the country and the ONLY place in Nashville where you can enjoy a live music show while cruising the Cumberland River! Midday and evening cruises offer a variety of entertainment options throughout the year. You'll always find something new just around the bend. Our exciting shows on the General Jackson are an experience you'll find only in Music City! History The General Jackson Showboat, built by Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Jeffboat, was launched April 20,1985 and was christened July 2, 1985. The boat can hold 1,200 passengers and 157 crew members. The paddlewheel riverboat stands 77 feet tall, making it one of the country’s largest showboats. The paddlewheel itself is 36 feet long, 24 feet wide and weighs 36 tons. Two Caterpillar 3512 engines, each with 1050 horse power and 880 kilowatt generators, are responsible for powering the boat, which has a maximum speed of 13 miles per hour.
The show was great fun. The performers are very talented and seem to enjoy what they are doing. We took the night cruise and the view of the city at night was so pretty. The food was not so great. We had the spicey chicken which was soooo hot! Then the short ribs were very dry. The potatoes had too much butter. The bread was good though. The staff was attentive. If you take the trip I would eat first and just go for the ride.
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