Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in Branson, MO

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction1525 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Dolly Parton's Stampede is the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction. Experience our 32 magnificent horses, Return of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, equestrian feats, friendly competition and a fabulous four-course feast with the entire family. Owner, Dolly Parton guarantees it’s “Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!”

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive 50 minutes early for the pre-show to guarantee good seats.
  • Bags may be searched for the safety and security of all guests.
  • Pre-show bathrooms are located on the lower level, only.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Walk the equestrian stables to meet the horse talent after the show.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request. Remind your server when you are seated.
  • Bring cash to tip servers and purchase souvenir photo.
  • Ketchup and BBQ sauce now available.
  • Keep your dinner handi-wipe towelette for after dessert.
  • Get ready for interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and horse riding.


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
The World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction, Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson presents its largest, most high-spirited adventure ever. Featuring a rousing overture highlighted by 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders, Dolly’s Stampede will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition.

Experience the Stampede of the Buffalo, hilarious racing pigs, fan favorite competitions, and a Grand Patriotic Finale of red, white and blue set to Dolly’s original song, “COLOR ME AMERICA”.

All of this pageantry is proudly served with a fabulous four-course feast. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is Branson’s Most Fun Place to Eat!

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Show Times: 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm
12:30 pm & 3:00 pm Matinees added on select dates.
Main arena show times are shown above. Please arrive an hour before to stroll the beautiful horse walk and Carriage Room pre-show.

In November and December, Dolly Parton's Stampede transforms into a holiday celebration including a live Nativity, with three kings atop camels, holiday music, a visit from Santa and a four-course yuletide feast.

Please Note: Seating sections are submitted to Dolly Parton's Stampede as requests and while they honor requests they do not guarantee location due to varied party sizes and theater occupancy.

Important Security Information
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we recommend that they arrive early. Dolly Parton's Stampede may conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

427 Reviews
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show"
April, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at Dixie Stampede. The food was delicious!
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Elizabeth Savoca Pierce
Denham Springs, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Phenomenal Experience!"
April, 2018 NEW
Showed up early and got to see the horses in their stalls and browse the gift shop. Bought a couple souvenirs (great prices!) and watched the pre-show comedy show. Awesome service, atmosphere, and food!
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Tip: Show up with a huge appetite and get there early

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Tony Younger
Batesville, AR
2 Reviews
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"branson trip 2018"
April, 2018 NEW
was a graet time and all was very helpful
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Tip: go to enjoy

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Cindy Schliffka
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Perfect fit"
April, 2018 NEW
Vacationing with teens can be don't want to go to "kid" stuff...yet you want it to be family friendly. Dolly Parton's Stampede was the perfect fit. Our teens enjoyed the horses, buffalo and dog show but was also able to really enjoy the meaning to the show as a walk in history. Excellent food and service, too (I was so full and my coke was never empty.How do you do that?)
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Tip: Bring a jacket in case you get cool. Bring an apetite!

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Penny Carswell
Siloam Springs, AR
2 Reviews
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"Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner - Branson, MO"
April, 2018 NEW
Dolly Parton's Stampede was a lot of fun for the whole family. The food was delicious and too much to eat all of it. They do give you a "doggy bag" for your left overs. Our waiter was exceptional! The warm up entertainment was just as amazing and funny as the whole show. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be buying our tickets again through
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Tip: Get there early so you don't have to wait in a long line and you'll get a better seat for the warm up entertainment.

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Katherine Forehand
Nowata , OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
April, 2018 NEW
The show was great. The food was delicious. My kids enjoyed our time there. We plan to come back with family.
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Vicky Reid
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dolly Stampede-Great show and Food was Over the Top!"
April, 2018 NEW
My daughter and two grand-daughters attended this show and everyone loved it. The show as great and the food was crazy good. Reserve Branson got us the best tickets, all seats are great though it is in arena style and plenty of audience participation.
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Tip: Get there early for the pre-show and don't eat for hours before you go. We brought 2 full meals home to the hotel. Kids get as much as the adults and it is so good.

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Lacy Gonzalez
Yukon, OK
1 Review
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"Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner"
April, 2018 NEW
Dolly Parton's Stampede was a lot of fun. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. Also, the entertainment was amazing and very funny. My child was so excited to get to be a part of the show and Chase those chickens across that finish line. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be buying our tickets again through
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Tip: There was an amazing pre-show an hour before the actual show started so get there early.

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Mammoth Spring
"Do not like name change!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
Good show and good-hearted fun between the South & North! This is just one of the reasons I am disappointed in the name change & I will continue to call it the Dixie Stampede. I am an American and proud of it! I had uncles that fought in World War 2 and I am proud of them. My Dad served in the Air Force, went and helped rebuild Hiroshima and I am proud of him. I also had great, great uncles that fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and I am equally proud of them. It is part of my Heritage and is a part of History. If you want to live in this great country, quit being offended by every little thing. There are a lot more things I can find that I am offended by than the name "Dixie", and then don't change the name just because a few are offended. I am sort of offended that the name was changed and most people I talk to think it is silly to change the name. Hope you consider changing it back to Dixie Stampede like it should be. Know this probably won't do anything to change your mind,but if enough people voice their opinion, maybe it will change. A man from Missouri I sat by during your show, who I had never met before, talked about this and said he sent an e-mail to Dolly Parton not agreeing with the name change. Good show though. I will recommend Dixie Stampede to my friends & neighbors.
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Shannon S
Charlotte, Michigan
"Big Family of all ages on Spring Break"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
We spent 7 days in Branson for Spring Break (weird..I know.) and this was the highlight of our whole trip. Our party consisted of four adults, and three children ages 15,12,and 4. Every single one of us was captivated by this show the entire time. Come early and walk thru the horse stables and catch the silly show the lobby. Its fun. There is a four course dinner included with the show, but be prepared there are no utensils to eat with. I don't know why i was the only one who seemed to be uneasy with this?! The first coarse was a bowl of soup. Everyone around me just picked it up and drank they do it everyday. I skipped that course. So be prepared to eat with your hands (the good news is its pretty dark in Other than that..the food was very good and very filling. There is also a Vegetarian option that can be ordered when purchasing your tickets. The show itself is very entertaining and will keep you engaged the whole time. It is not at all politically correct and I loved that it wasn't. My husband was picked out of the crowd to go play a game of toilet seat "horse shoes" for the North. What fun!! A tip about tipping: Although your meal is paid for with the ticket price, the tip is not included. Be sure to bring money to tip as your waitstaff works very hard the entire show. It would not be a trip to Branson without seeing this show.
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Elizabeth D
"Top 3 must see with a family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
Dixie Stampede is in my top 3 to see in Branson. #1 is Silver Dollar City Sight, #2 is Dixie Stampede, and #3 is the Sight and Sound productions. The food is delicious and the show is great. This is a high quality show that is definitely worth the price! Be sure to attend the pre show show and you'll have hours of fun!
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"Wonderful family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
My family and I make sure to see the stampede at least twice a year and my kids would love to make it every time we visit Branson. They have always loved the show and the meal...and its extra nice that they are so entertained that I actually get to eat my food while its still hot for a change. We've gone to this show for years and are never bored or dissapointed.
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New York
"Show and Dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
There was a very nice pre show. Don't miss it. The main show and dinner was great too. Plenty of food for dinner. Great service while all the time watching and some times taking part in the show. Best show we saw while in Branson.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

What is the seating for this show?
The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section. This does not include the preferred section.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes. The Carriage Room Show features the Comedy of Dick Franco just prior to the main arena spectacular. It features juggling and hilarious comedy. Arrive an hour before the main arena show time to stroll the beautiful horse walk and enjoy the Carriage Room Show. The pre-show begins 50 minutes before the scheduled show time.

When should I arrive for the show?
For your safety and enjoyment, we recommend that you arrive at least 30-45 minutes early. Dolly Parton's Stampede may conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items. Doors for your show open 1 ½ hours before main arena show time and the Carriage Room entertainment will begin 1-hour before.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Riders and horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available for viewing throughout the day at the Dolly Parton's Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, cameras and recording devices are not allowed. Dolly Parton's Stampede has professional photographers on-site who take your family or group photo at the beginning of your Dolly Parton's Stampede experience. They deliver the photos to your seat, where you have the option to purchase or not, plus online access so you can email your Dolly Parton's Stampede photo to friends and loved ones.

What type of meal is served at Dolly Parton's Stampede?
The fabulous four-course feast includes a hot homemade biscuit, our original creamy vegetable soup, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato wedges, specialty dessert, plus all the coffee, tea, or Pepsi you desire.

Vegetarian meals are available by special request with advance notice. Vegetarian meal includes garden vegetable pasta, original creamy vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb basted potato wedge, homemade biscuit and dessert. The gluten free meal consists of no soup, biscuit or apple turnover. They replace those items with a steamed vegetable melody. And if you love our Creamy Vegetable Soup or chicken seasoning, they’re available as a take-home mix in our gift shop!

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission at the Dolly Parton's Stampede. However, there is a 15-minute break between the Carriage Room pre-show and the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of the theater?
The performance arena is 35,000 square feet.

How many rows constitute the theater?
The arena features dinner seating and there are 6 rows total, allowing great visibility from all areas.

Approximately how long is the Dolly Parton's Stampede?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.

Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating, you must contact the show directly.

If my child is 3 years or younger and is considered a lap child do they get a plate of food?
No. For a child to reserve their own food a child's ticket must be purchased. 

What type of parking do you have?
Parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking are located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horse walk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Same level handicap seating is available near our restrooms. The handicap seating is located on the top row of the theater to allow easy access to restroom facilities and seating with no stairs. Wireless headsets and ASL interpreters are available for hearing impaired guests. Advance notice is required.

Does Dolly Parton visit Dolly Parton's Stampede?
Yes, Dolly does visit on occasion, although she’s a very busy lady. Luckily, Dolly appears in the show nightly through the magic of video.

Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.

Does Dolly Parton's Stampede provide sign language interpreters?
Yes. They require a two-week notice, though. The cost of the interpreter is covered by Dolly Parton's Stampede.
What if I/we don’t want to be searched?
Our policy to conduct bag searches and electronic scanning is to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. If you/your party do not wish to go through this process, we understand, but cannot allow entry without the screening process being completed.

If you state that you will not participate or do not wish to go through our entry screening process, we understand, and we will be happy to authorize a refund for you/your party.

What items are you looking for in the bag search?
For the safety and security of guests, the bag search is looking for any and all prohibited, illegal, and/or suspicious Items.

Can I bring in my weapon? I am a concealed carry permit holder (or off-duty police officer).
In accordance with our policy, weapons are not allowed in our facility.