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

566 Reviews
Alie B.
Fort Smith, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The North or the South? We are ALL winners!"
October, 2018 NEW
No matter what side you sit on, this is an amazing venue with great "finger-licking" food and family entertainment! From start to finish, staff is nothing but very friendly, cordial, respectful, and made us feel "right at home". Dolly would be extremely proud for there is NOTHING like "warm, Southern hospitality". Have been a couple of times and look forward to going back!
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Tip: Come hungry and early! Pre-show is amazing as well!

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Brandon Mosley
Mediapolis , IA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing experience"
October, 2018 NEW
Our experience was beyond amazing. We happened to be there on our daughters 5th birthday. My daughter was telling everyone it was her birthday. They sang happy birthday to her during the pre-show. Then after the main course they called her and her brother down for a fun game and announced that it was her birthday. It is so much fun, kids of all ages can enjoy it also.
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Gerald Haslam
Challis, ID
1 Review
Verified Traveler
October, 2018 NEW
Don't miss this show! Food was great and far exceeded expectations.
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Tip: Wash your hands.

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Cassie Hembrey
Jonesboro, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful time!"
October, 2018 NEW
The staff was very friendly, the show was great, and the gift shop had a lot to choose from. Food was excellent.
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Sharon Campbell
Claremore , OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very enjoyable!"
October, 2018 NEW
I’ve been to this show twice and it’s such a stress free experience. Easy to get in and out, excellent servers, lots of good food and a great value.
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Tip: Go hungry and probably quite a walk from your car

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Tracy Rhynerson
Parker , KS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Show"
October, 2018 NEW
Show was great, food great but rushed. I felt like the food was rushed and by the time you got finished with your meal the show was over. So no time to relax and watch the show, specially traveling with smaller children who need help with their food.
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Brandy Laymon
Quitman, AR
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome show for all"
September, 2018 NEW
Our family absolutely loved the show, food, and service! Can it wait to go back!
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Kendra Davis
Cove, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show and Great Food"
September, 2018 NEW
This was our first trip to Branson and I knew we had to come watch Dolly Parton's Stampede. I was not disappointed. We will definitely be back. Such a great show and great food!
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Jeffrey B
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
"Great family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
We went to see the Stampede very surprised at how great is was. The before dinner show as very good, The main show was outstanding the riders were great, as was the whole show from the Pig races, dog races, trick riding and everything in between. The dinner was very good, you cannot eat it all, a whole chicken, sliced Pork, half a baked Potato, Corn on the cob, a vegetable soup and a puff pastry for desert, all which where very good, to feed 1000 people as well as the servers did was amazing, well worth seeing.
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Megan M
Price, Utah
"Always An Incredible Highlight of our Trip! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
We never miss this show when we visit. It’s absolutely amazing! The performers are top notch, you can tell they love what they do. The serving staff is always friendly, attentive, and fun! Our server Charissa made our whole night! The preshow was outstanding, the gift shop is terrific, and being able to see all of the horses outside was a lot of fun. The food was OUTSTANDING as always. Soooo much food. We went with young children, grandparents, and teens, who all loved it equally. We’ll continue returning!
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Jerry J
"Good Family Entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
4 adults ate well as chicken, ham, corn on Cobb, BBQ sauce, soup in a cup, biscuit for sopping up soup and fruit turnover dessert were all fingers food although plastic spoons were available for the asking. Show was more than horses with lots of audience participation Most every body would enjoy this
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"Excellent time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
Our 1st time to Branson and we chose to go and see this show and have dinner. It was awesome...the food was plentiful...our 1st course was yummy vegetable soup & a roll - then came your Cornish hen - keeping in mind you have no silverware to eat with so it was all with your fingers - after that came your potato and a slice of brisket - all while the crew was putting on one fantastic show then for dessert we got a apple turnover which was very good... The show lasted about 2 1/2 hours - get there early !
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Winsted, Connecticut
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
We really liked this show. The food was really good, though we had some trepidation about eating with our hands only, it was fine. The cream of vegetable soup was amazing, the cornish game hen was vey good. I would eliminate the slice of pork, but that's just me. The dessert was good too. The service is down to a science and really impressive! The show was very good. My favorite parts were the horse that jumped through the fire, the pig races, the amazing buffalos and the patriotic ending. Very entertaining and well-worth the money. Totally enjoyed.
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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.