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

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Rebecca Mathis
Medora , IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August, 2018 NEW
Was the best part of our vacation
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Jennifer Brandon
Joplin, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great family experience"
August, 2018 NEW
I took my entire family from my mother who is 67 to my niece who just turned 18. There were 7 of us total and each and every one of us enjoyed immensely.
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Karen Crocker
Bono, AR
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede"
August, 2018 NEW
Took the 4 grands and they LOVED it! They are 12, 9, 7 & 6 and all of they had a blast.
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Tip: Pre show was entertaining

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Lynn Scroggs
Lees summit, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August, 2018 NEW
Stampede was very entertaining! And the much food! Definitely a stop you should make!
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Joy Duncan
Lexington, MO
2 Reviews
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"Always fun!"
August, 2018 NEW
We brought my husband's parents with us. Dad is 84 years old and always wanted to see Dolly Parton's Stampede. He loved it.
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Tip: There is an elevator taking you to the second floor if your seats are higher up.

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Randy Reeves
Tuttle , OK
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August, 2018 NEW
We absolutely love Dollys Stampede!! This was our second time in a year span. My 4 year old is obsessed and is determined we need a horse and cows. The 2 year old was so enticed by the horses she barely ate of dads plate. The food is amazing as always. We plan on going every time we go to Branson because we love it that much!
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Tip: Amazing food and preforming!

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Alana Dennis
Blue Springs, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First Vacation with Grandson"
August, 2018 NEW
Our first vacation with our grandson and our first activity was Dixie Stampeed! He was so mesmerized he didn't even want dinner! It was all he talked about when we came back home.
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Tip: The food was great but the show was even better. Loved the preshow and our seats were perfect!

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Sandra Calrow
Afton, OK
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August, 2018 NEW
Such an entertaining show!!! The food was amazing!!!! Could not believe how much food was served. Service was great!!! Would highly recommend it. Very kid friendly.
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"Good Family Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2018 NEW
We bought tickets very short notice and enjoyed the show. This is a very family friendly show and no alcohol is served. Dinner was very good....bring your appetites. The only complaint I have is the seating is ridiculously tight, you rub elbows with you neighbor. Other than that I would suggest this show to anyone.
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Debra A
Branson, Missouri
"Great evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2018 NEW
The show was great. They have a pre show so go early. The food was delicious but more than you can possibly eat.
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San Antonio, Texas
"Dinner and Entertainment, Does not get better than that!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2018 NEW
This show is worth the entire trip to Branson. Just the grounds themselves entice the visitor to take a peek! The show is well choreographed with cinema photography, colorful costumes, singing, dancing and so much more! I never took my eyes off the show except to stare in disbelief at the quality and quantity of food served during the show! It is delicious and never distracts from the performances! It is obvious that the animals are well groomed and I learned that most are rescue animals. Some of the proceeds go for education for children and the care of animals. This is a show for all ages and all tastes!
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Jolene G
"Enjoyed the show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2018 NEW
Good show and filling meal. But come prepared to eat with your hands. Would have enjoyed a glass of wine, but no alcohol at all. Makes for a great family place.
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Chris B
Littleton, Colorado, United States
"Great show "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2018 NEW
Fun and entertaining show. Food was ample, and not bad for being mass produced and served. Our server was very friendly and on top of drinks and getting food out quickly. Would definitely return.
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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.