Nashville June 07, 2019
Hop Aboard This Dinner Boat In Nashville Where Both The Views And The Food Are Spectacular
Nashville, Tennessee is a city of musicians and dreamers, a place where folks can come to be “discovered,” where they walk the streets bloated with excitement and hard-earned optimism. You’ll find performers on almost every street corner and busting out of bars and local venues, but also on the beautiful Cumberland River. The Andrew Jackson Showboat has one of the best nighttime shows in Tennessee, on the water AND with top-notch dinner included. Check it out!
There's no better way to experience the heart and soul of Nashville than an evening spent on the General Jackson Showboat. The boat is docked at Pennington Bend, aptly located near the Opry Mills Mall, and has been servicing the local area since 1985.
At 274 feet long and four stories high, the showboat can welcome roughly 1,200 passengers at a time. It's a grand time capsule, a way to experience the showboats of old since General Jackson was designed to exhibit all the characteristics of a 19th-century riverboat.
There are normally two shows a day, including a midday cruise and an evening cruise. You'll want to double check the events calendar, however, to make sure that your preferred timeslot is available. The Taste of Tennessee show features multiple music styles in the middle of the day, whereas Music City Nights presents a brilliant stage production in the evenings.
You'll find the show's meal menu on their official website, each one designed to accent the show of the day. You may find yourself indulging in a peach glazed pork chop or perhaps butter whipped potatoes and wild rice. Looking for baked mac 'n cheese? Then you're in luck!
On Sundays, the midday show features a decadent stage experience with songs by Martina McBride and Tim McGraw on the docket. How long are you on the boat, you might ask? A rough schedule for the Southern Homecoming show has folks boarding at 11:15 am, departing at noon and returning at 2:30 pm in the afternoon.
Tickets differ depending on what kind of amenities you're looking to capitalize on. Adults pay $100.00 for a seat at the Captain's table that comes with all sorts of goodies and upgrades, but a mere $65 for the cruise, meal, and show. Children run anywhere from $30 a person to $76 a person.
Have you experienced this incredible Nashville treasure? If you haven't, you definitely need to capitalize on the opportunity! It's a perfect summer experience.
Address: 2812 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
You can learn more and buy tickets by way of the General Jackson