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

392 Reviews
Tina Rogers
Lead Hill, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixie Stampede Christmas Show"
February, 2018 NEW
The Christmas show wasn't one of their best shows. The regular one is much better. The food as always was great and the servers are really good too. Just didn't think the show was very good.
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Tip: Great food and fun for the kids.

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kevin lierz
topeka, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome time"
February, 2018 NEW
We had a great time on our trip.
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Cynthia York
Goodman, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun family show!"
January, 2018 NEW
This was our first time seeing the show and it will be an annual event for us. We can't wait to take other family members in 2018
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Tip: There are no bad seats. There's more food than you can consume.

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Regina Gibson
Fort Smith, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good Family Entertainment"
January, 2018 NEW
I always use Reserve Branson to group my Branson visits. It usually saves us money when I put the room, Dixie Stampede and SDC all in a package. We fell in love with Dixie Stampede the first time we went. We went a 2nd time and then had to come back for the Christmas show this past Christmas. There is a big difference in the shows, but we love them both.
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Tip: Get there early. With back to back shows the parking lot fills rather quickly. Not to mention you will want time to visit the stables and enjoy the pre show.

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Linda Von Tungeln
Pine Bluff, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Finger-licking good time!"
January, 2018 NEW
My sister and I visited the Dixie Stampede during the Christmas 2017 holiday season with a group of family and friends. We've attended the dinner attraction a number of times, but this was the first time we had seen the Christmas show. It is a must! The show was so much fun and the costumes so colorful and festive. We had a fantastic time. The food is served hot and ready to eat. The pre-show was really great too!
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Tip: Please be advised the Stampede serves "finger-licking" food. No utensils are provided. Bring your own!

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Reserve Branson Customer
Gallatin, MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fabulous for the family"
January, 2018 NEW
It’s our first time at Dolly Parton’s Stampede (was named Dixie Stampede when we first went) and it was amazing. Awesome. Terrific. I’ll exhaust all the adjectives for wonderful before I ever get to really describe our experience here as family. From the show (Christmas version) to the delicious food (yes, they give you the whole chicken plus all the other stuff you see in th photo) to the pre-show performance - out of 10, I would give it an 11! It’s such a family friendly place that kids and adults were all so tuned it to what’s happening. We will definitely bring the rest of our family here every year. Yes, every year because the experience is so great, it’s worth every penny.
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Tip: Food is amazing (don’t eat lunch if you’re having the dinner show), excellent show (never was a boring part)

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Darlenia Crow
Paragould, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
January, 2018 NEW
The Dixie Stampede was an awesome experience. The tickets I received was great seats, and we loved it!
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Amanda Anderson
Sallisaw, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
January, 2018 NEW
Took my daughter to see the Christmas show and we had so much Fun! She loved the music and the ponies!!!! This is the second time I have been to the Christmas show and I have always loved it.
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
"Great time had by all"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 10, 2018 NEW
It had been several years since we last went we enjoyed it very much had a lot added to it. So we were thrilled the dinner was good. We defintley would go again.
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David G
"Fun entertainment for the entire family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2018 NEW
EZ getting tickets, similar to but with a WESTERN twist to Medieval Times - LOTS of fun! Horses are gorgeous! Cast is friendly! Food was good and plenty!
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Drew B
"very good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2018 NEW
The pre show was good,The food was good,the chicken is always good,the horse show was great,interaction with the audience is fantastic .I have been to this show many times..they also give a military come see this great show
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Kenneth R
"Great for first timers."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2018 NEW
The show was enjoyable and the kids always love it but it would be nice if they changed things up. They are still using the same jokes and routines that we saw 10 years ago.
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Timothy B
"Good food and good show 3 1/2 stars"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2018 NEW
First, you wont see Dolly live at the show (that would've boosted it to five stars). You do see a good arena show, especially if you are fond of horses and cowboy culture. The food is good, country style cooking. The only drawback is that you are packed into the grandstands like sardines. However, you may make some new friends from the experience.
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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.