Enjoy a one-night stay at Nashville’s opulent and exciting Gaylord Opryland Resort before boarding the luxurious American Duchess, a steamboat in the finest American tradition, and relax in style and comfort during a leisurely cruise to Stewart County, Tennessee. Take time to discover the laid-back small-town charm of Dover, where beautiful scenery is on display at Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, and rich Civil War history comes alive at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery, site of one of the first significant Union victories. Explore Paducah, Kentucky, a Civil War hub now driven by the arts; wall murals adorn a massive downtown floodwall, and the refurbished Hotel Metropolitan salutes legends that played here like Ellington, Armstrong, and Calloway. Old and new meet in Clarksville, Tennessee, where you’ll find historic Fort Campbell as well as plenty of local boutiques, breweries, and restaurants. After another scenic day on the river, you’ll leave the American Duchess and find even more to explore in the beautiful city of Nashville.