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

504 Reviews
Barbara Williams
Sidney, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July, 2018 NEW
We had a wonderful time
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Tip: Unless you have a handicap sticker there is quite a walk to the front

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Patricia K.
League City, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great entertainment for the whole family"
July, 2018 NEW
The evening was wonderful. The enjoyment started with the walk past the horse stalls, continued with the pre-show, on into dinner and climaxed with a fabulous show that included audience participation. We were a multi-generational group and everyone had a great time.
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Tip: Don't be late for the pre-show. It was wonderful!!

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Mellissa Humphrey
Lane , OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Nice show -great food!"
July, 2018 NEW
Really loved the preshow. The horses and tricks were nice. The food is excellent and they give way too much ... so come hungry.
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Tip: bring an appetite, bring barbeque sauce, bring fun people who will yell for the north and the south whomever team your own.

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Linda Strawser
Greenwood, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastico!!! We loved Dolly Parton stampede!"
July, 2018 NEW
The food was absolutely delicious! It was fresh, hot and the service was superb and the wait staff were friendly, and helpful.
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Tip: You should get there early and see the pre-show!

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Jason Johnston
Tuttle, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"awesome experience"
July, 2018 NEW
Great food, beautiful horses and the riders were simply amazing. It was an awesome experience that my kids are still talking about. Thanks to Branson Reserve we were even able to get front row seats cheaper than we could directlt through Stampede.
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Tip: get there early to get the best seats and to get family pictures at the butterfly flower sculpture

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Peggy goad
Braggs, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July, 2018 NEW
This is a great way to buy tickets, they were cheaper and we got great seats.
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Tip: The food is great there! I was surprised at both the quality and quantity .

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Reserve Branson Customer
Fort Scott, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Going to the “Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction “"
July, 2018 NEW
My husband and I loved this show. Very patriotic.
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Tip: The dinner food was delicious. Potatoe soup was great. The chicken was cooked just right.

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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Michelle S
"Fun show with good food "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 NEW
We loved the stampede. We had a 8 and 12 year old and they both loved it. The food was good. Beware you eat with your hands. I did take plastic silverware in for the kids. The show was very entertaining. We sat in row 2 but I think you could see good at any seat there.
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Kingdom City, Missouri
"Don’t miss this!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 NEW
Fun for all ages. Great show and great food. We had ages 2-65 in our group and everyone enjoyed it. The involve the crowd as well.
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
"Awesome time and food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 NEW
What a wonderful time and great food. The show was entertaining and the staff was great and accommodating. The food was delicious and in the end we are all AMERICANS!
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Ruth R
"Dixie Stampede"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
We absolutely love his show and have gone twice. The food is terrific and the entertainment is wonderful! We are never disappointed with this show.
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Brian S
"Good family time, a family classic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2018 NEW
We took our three kids—11, 9, and 8–to the show today. They all really enjoyed it and we felt it was worth our time and money. This was somewhat of a variety show mixed in with some neat horse-riding. Included pig races, dog races, fun audience participation, and some clean, family comedy. Food was good quality, what we expected and no gourmet. Talking to the trainers, it seems like “animal cruelty” concerns are almost certainly unfounded.
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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.