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

497 Reviews
Andy Bumgarner
Centralia , IL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Dad and 2 girls"
July, 2018 NEW
Very nice, kind ,people, good food, kids friendly, will go again in the future
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Tip: All finger food, get there early to see the horse b4 the show.

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Toni Bryson
Marshall, MO
1 Review
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"Awesome Family Show"
July, 2018 NEW
Would higjly recommend this to all families! Awesome food & great show!
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Tip: Bring your appetite! You won't leave hungry!!

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Jami M.
Bentonville, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Night out"
July, 2018 NEW
We had a good time. We took our 4yr old and she didnt stay interested the whole time.
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Francisca Fetters
Excelsior Springs , MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Delicious huge meal ... the show was not as impressive as it used to be"
July, 2018 NEW
While we left full and with plenty of to go food ... my expectations for the show was short . The level of skill the show used to have has been reduced .
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Tip: Go hungry

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Dawn Matthews
Eros, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Tickets for Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede"
July, 2018 NEW
It was an easy process and our tickets were ready to pickup at the venue.
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Tip: We recommend this company as it saved us money and was an easy process.

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Pamela Pittman
Jonesboro , AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Over the top"
July, 2018 NEW
My husband and I took our four year old granddaughter and had a wonderful time. Tickets were easy to get and had great seats. Very little wait to get seated which is a must with a child. Service was great plus entertaining. Food was delicious. They even included our granddaughter a part of the show. We loved the memories we made there.
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Tip: The most entertainment for your money well spent.

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James Pepper
El Dorado, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dolly Parton's Stampede"
July, 2018 NEW
Excellent to deal with Highly recommend Good amount of savings
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Tip: Allow plenty of time for shows - there are plenty to chose from

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Renee Whitehead
San Antonio, TX
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Save your money!"
July, 2018 NEW
We were not a fan of how this dinner show is run. Everytime something exciting was happening in the show you had a waiter delivering 1 item of your dinner. Between the waiter walking in front of us the whole time we barely got to see any of the show. The eating with your hands was horrible as well. If you go to this show...take some plastic forks, knoves, and spoons...cause if not you are eating chicken,pork, potatoes etc...with your fingers...While being hugely distracted with the service!
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Tip: Take your own plastic utensils if you don't like eating with your hands! If you have ever been to an indoor have been to something better than this show!

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Amy M
"Don’t waste your money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
It was cheesy & cheap horse show. There was no silverware to eat dinner. The food was not that good. The best 5 minutes were the dogs racing.
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Lyndsey W
"Fun entertainment, food was meh"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
We went with grandparents, parents, and children (a 3 and 6 year old). We all enjoyed the show; it actually captured the 3 year old’s attention almost the entire time. There are two things I wish had been done differently; that in our email receipt or somewhere we would have to read before attending, we were told there is pre-show entertainment that STARTS an hour before showtime. So you want to show up probably an hour and a half or an hour and 15 minutes before the show to look at the horses as you walk in, browse the shop, and find a seat. We didn’t know that so we came an hour beforehand and had to stand the entire time we waited, because all the seating for the pre-show was already taken. Second, the food was very meh. The cream of vegetable soup had a good flavor but was lukewarm (I guess for kids safety). The chicken was good, but needed barbecue sauce for flavor and that made things quite messy, because there’s no silverware! The cheddar biscuit, potato, and pork were nothing to write home about. The dessert (apple turnover) was good. For the money, I would’ve preferred it warmer with ice cream. And I would’ve preferred something green (salad, green beans) on the plate. And I would prefer silverware in general to make eating and cutting up food for the kids easier. Basically, in my opinion, they can greatly improve the experience with mostly changes in the food/dining experience. The show and service by our waitress and the other staff was very good; I enjoyed the audience participation too.
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Elaine T
"Ok with small children"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
Overall good experience. Excellent service, great (and plentiful!) food, entertaining show. Only recommendation is to have a child friendly dinner option such as chicken fingers, as my 6 year olds were grossed out by the whole chicken and wouldn’t touch it. Kind of hilarious, but also kind of pricey for them to not eat! Would’ve been a super great dinner show experience with only adults and/or older kids. It just didn’t impress our younger kids as much as we thought it would (food and show). Tips for others: pre-show is good and worth going early to see, there is no silverware provided, and tip is not included in the price.
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Larry H
"Great way to end our week"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
I have seen the stampede many times but wanted to experience it with my grandchildren. Hard to know what a teenager will like, but my fears were unfounded. As they both enjoyed the show and the food. The pre-show was funny and the bluegrass was entertaining but the real show was behind the curtain and in the arena. Here we were entertained by the thrill and magic of the old west. Equestrian trick riders, dance and acrobatics were all used to tell our country's history and what makes this nation so great. The dinner was served with the speed and efficiency of a well oiled machine. After taking our drink order everything was laid out for us. First came the soup followed by a biscuit to sop up the soup. I laughed as I watched my grandchildren try to figure out how to eat with no silverware. But they followed my lead and made it through the first course. Then came the chicken, the kids tore into it like pros, again using only their fingers because there are no forks around the campfire. Next came the potatoes and corn on the cob, then the smoked pork. And all of this while the show unfolds before us. We're cheering, clapping, stomping our feet, all the while stuffing our face with the food put before us. After dinner is cleared away, given a wet cloth to clean our sticky fingers and face we were served with a light apple turnover pastry. Not to give too much away but Skeeter made me laugh until I hurt and the canine capers was worth the price of admission. I would highly recommend this family friendly show to anyone looking for a good night's entertainment.
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Fort Worth, Texas
"Great fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
Everything I expected. Fun for all ages. Music and scenery-spectacular. Food was an experience and tasty. A great family place. Loved it and hope to go again.
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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.