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!

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.

"Adagio On Ice"
World-renowned ice skaters Anasztazia Kenyeres and Matthew Scoralle bring a touch of grace to our holiday show with their special presentation, “Adagio On Ice"

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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Tracy Leah Bahs
Excelsior Springs , MO
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
December 2019 NEW
My finance and I had never been ! Looking forward to going back on the summer
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Donna Huston
Knoxville, IA
1 Review
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"Dinner and a Show!"
December 2019 NEW
The food is great! The show is great! The pre-show is great! My grandsons loved it too.
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Tip: go early to pick up your tickets....

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Jamie Scarbrough
Mountain View , MO
2 Reviews
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"Dixie stampede Christmas show"
December 2019 NEW
We had a great time here and they do give you a fork now. Good food and great show:)
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Tip: Get there an hour early for decent parking!

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jessie GELLEN
Harrison, AR
1 Review
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"day out"
November 2019 NEW
awesome day
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Tip: do not eat before you go to show

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Russell Martin
milledgeville, GA
1 Review
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"Top Notch Entertainment"
November 2019 NEW
The Stampede is always our number one stop when in Branson. The seating is great everywhere. The service is fantastic and the entertainment is full of fun. The "finger" food Is always cooked well and delicious. We recommend it to everyone.
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Tip: Have an appitite.

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Tripster Customer
Bella Vista, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
November 2019
The show was O.K. It was our first time going. I heard it was great so I had to go see for myself. I really thought it was to corny. And the lady talking was not really real on what she was saying. It all felt fake. She needs to get more down to earth and maybe people would get into the show more.The food was also O.K. Seeing that it's Dolly they should have served apple pie..I will go again.
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Tip: Have a drink.

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Tammy Murack
1 Review
October 2019
The dinner was dry, the chicken was dry, can't buy beer,sorry not pleased!!!! Show was okay, I didn't like the north and south competition thing.
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Tip: Bring there own butter and beer

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Bill Neuman
Omaha, NE
2 Reviews
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October 2019
My son and I loved the pre show, the show, the food and our server.
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Tip: Lots of animals, plenty of food, good clean comedy and impressive horseback riding / tricks.

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Donna H
"Loved the Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
This finner is a bit pricey but you get more than you can eat, and can take home the leftovers. Fownside was our tickets were on back row and you couldn't adjust yourself in proximity to the table. Our 3 yr old hat to sit on my lap in order to reach her food and see the show arena.
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Branson, Missouri
"Great showi"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Family friendly and enjoyable show. Well worth the wait. The meal was good too! Ensure you visit the stables and the horses! Kid friendly!
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West Monroe, Louisiana
"We had a great Time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
We brought our two daughters (11 and 7) the Friday after Thanksgiving and it was a packed house. They had a great music/comedy show outside in the big lobby. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the lobby there’s a big gift shop, places to get snacks and drinks while you wait. We grabbed the girls their boot mugs with their drink of choice (little white plastic boot shaped mugs with Dolly Parton Stampede emblem on them. They came with the kids tickets. Very cute!) Then they let herd you in to find your seats around the arena. We were right on the front row right near the action. If you’ve ever been to medieval times, this is the rodeo version. They had the most Beautiful horses. They do a lot of trick riding in beautiful costumes. There’s a few comedy routines which are cute for the kiddos. They had racing pigs and dogs. They had a stage that dropped down from the ceiling and it had an ice rink with two figure skaters doing a routine. Very cool. Then, they bring out your food about half way through the show. TONS OF FOOD. It consisted of a bowl of soup, whole small rotisserie chicken, half of a baked potato, a cheddar garlic biscuit, a slice of meat (to be honest I think it might’ve been pork? Not quite sure) , corn on the cob, and a apple strudel for dessert. I might be missing something. But it was a lot of food. It tasted pretty good. Good meal for picky eaters. Towards the end of the show they had the same stage drop down and do the nativity scene with life animals. Very pretty. They had a black light Christmas toy themed routine that was very cool also. All together it was a great time. The girls loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to go back next year.
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"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
They did an awesome show for Christmas!! The food was hot and delicious! Way too much food to eat!! Great wait staff too
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Bowling Green, Missouri
"Family trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
The Christmas show was a really neat show! The meal is always more than enough. The staff is superb! I highly recommend!
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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.