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
Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson is the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction. Presenting its largest, most high-spirited adventure ever. Featuring a rousing overture highlighted by 32 magnificent horses and top-notch riders, thrilling you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, proudly served with a fabulous four-course feast. .

New for 2020, Dolly Parton’s Stampede takes the competition up a notch, high into the treetops. Don’t miss the exciting new “Rumble in the Treetops” feature, showcasing the strength and agility of lumberjack teams as they climb, chop, saw and log roll their way through the 4-event relay.

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

698 Reviews
Allison Ewing
Fort Worth, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
January 2020
We came with another family and between us we had a 1, 2, and 3 year old. The show was very entertaining and had a great variety. The only downside we were sitting close to the side stage, and the volume of the pyrotechnics scared our 2 y/o. The food was good and they feed you a lot. The kids loved looking at the horses before and after the show.
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Traci Farmer
Ada, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
January 2020
Dolly Parton's Stampede is one of the best shows in Branson. We love it every time we go, good entertainment, fun and good food.
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Sherry Pelkey
Inez, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Just ok"
January 2020
The food was really dry, and the show was just ok. There are better shows in Branson.
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Tip: All seats seemed good the way the arena was set up so it's not worth it to pay extra for better seating. They do expect gratuity at the end as well.

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June Cota
Webb City, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
January 2020
The show was really great for all ages. The costumes were really colorful. There was a variety of animals in the show. The food was really good and there was a lot of it.
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Tip: Go early to get good seating and to enjoy the little show before the big show.

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Patrick Sullivan
Stratford, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth the price of admssion"
January 2020
The atmosphere was one of expecting to be entertained and we definitely were. The food was very tasty and plentiful. The server earned her salary.. The effects were very well done. We would return.
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Tip: Get there early at least an hour.

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Stacey S.
O'Fallon, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Christmas fun for the whole family"
January 2020
The show was great—even our teens enjoyed it! Nativity scene was beautiful and then there is plenty of comedy and audience participation as well. The pre-show was great, too. Dinner was delicious and portions are just right.
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Tip: Get there early to get a parking spot and get lined up for the pre-show.

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Robin Carney
Sebring, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun time!"
January 2020
Enjoyed myself immensely. Food was the absolute best of all the dinner attractions attended. Show was entertaining. Check in lines unorganized, people that just needed to exchange a voucher behind people trying to buy tickets.
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Tip: Exciting, interactive show. The BEST food!

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Jason Blank
Splendora, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun"
December 2019
Fun time with great food and trick horse riding. Would recommend for any Christian family on Christmas!
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Tip: Appetite.

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Kingston, Oklahoma
"Somewhat Disappointed "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2020 NEW
We have been here before and loved it! But there was a change in the show. Not a good change in my opinion. There were some good parts though, The Food, singers, dancers, animal entertainment, but took out the original meaning to the show. And thats where the sillness came in. I wouldn't go to this again. Also it seemed a little on the rushed side. Hurry through, might be because of COVID.
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"Disappointed from the older shows"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2020 NEW
The show was not as good as it used to be. Was disappointed for sure. The food was good. But the show is a little corny from the way I used to be. I guess the rebel flag etc from the previous show is to politically incorrect. Wont go back
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Weatherford, Oklahoma
"Overpriced Tourist Trap"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2020 NEW
The Stampede is the most expensive ticket in town though with dinner served it comes in at a slightly lower price than Noah. Parking is problematic and a long walk to the entrance while you walk by stinky stables to get to your destination. Sadly the box office is less than truthful. I ordered tickets many days before the show so that I could enlist in the South and sure enough on arrival I was handed tickets to sit in the North. I started screaming Black Lives Matter and tear down the statue of Dolly but the staff was not amused. Where is FBI agent Gracie Hart when you need her? On arrival everyone in my party was given a physical. It was July and a hot summer day with a long walk so it amazed me that none of us showed an elevated temperature. Would they have refunded hundreds of dollars of tickets ..... if they had chosen to deny us entrance .... I dont know. Extreme social distancing is in place and masks were required and huge blocks of chairs were placed between the members of the audience. This is supposed to be a rootin tootin interactive experience and frankly it wqsnt. While I bought tickets to see the show it did come with a meal. I hoped that it would be ok but it was not. They claimed that they were serving chicken but it seemed like Cornish Game Hen to me and was served with a Pork Chop. Really ? I would have preferred a piece of fried chicken. Cornish Game Hen always seems to me to be tough and dry and I dont like it. The smell of manure does not enhance the dining experience. Everything else seemed common and ordinary except for the pastry which was flaky and excellent. At the end of the night they mus to tip our waiters. I thought I was coming to see a show and why is my arm being twisted for a tip? A nd on a poor meal that I would not have chosen. To me this meal seemed to be about trying to be cheffy and fancy and it failed. Seriously serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes and drop your prices $30 per ticket and everyone would be happy. In fact go get some plates of KFC. Dry, tough, Cornish Game Hen with a pork chop ..... wow .... Pastry was good thougish. The show was VERY disappointing. The settlers were socially distanced. Watching settlers in chuck wagons with covid masks looking like bandits ready to rob some banks was a surreal experience. Being on the North side I was cheering for my team but the Emcee was cheating. The North was winning and in the chicken wrangling event neither side was close to corraling the chickens running around the arena so he just called it for the South to tighten up the score. In the barrel racing even the Northern rider pulled her reigns to let the southern rider win and again tighten up the score. The North should have won 9-2 but there was a lot of dishonesty. In the pig racing event the Southern pig was released a good 20 seconds early. Of c ourse the South won that event. Even pretending that there is integrity of competition in this "show" is an absurdity. As you can tell from the tone of this review the show was poor. This is the most expensive ticket in town and they had pig racing, chicken wrangling and just sorry events unworthy of a $5 rodeo between contests. DPS seriously had a dog based agility contest with rescue dogs that didnt even know what a weave pole was. I just didnt pay $100s of dollars for someone to preach to me about rescue dogs. These were not trained canine athletes. They were just mutts having fun. Im not against mutts having fun but I can go to the city park to see it and not pay massive ticket prices to do it. There were 2 things that I enjoyed. I enjoyed the wagon based magic trick. Again, this is Branson and there are dozens of magic shows with better illusions and lower ticket prices so you know .... not really enough to make the show worth it. And the trick riding was very good. I love seeing good trick riders and these guys were good but Holy Cow. The show lasted for just a tick over 70 minutes and yes my watch was correct. Every show in Branson gives you about 2 hours of value of showif not more and the Stampede clocked in at 70 minutes? These guys rushed the chicken wranglers out of the arena so they could rush us through a 70 minute show ? I could care less about chicken wrangling but seriously ? This show is so wrong on so many levels. The food wanted to be cheffy but wasnt. The social distancing dragged down the whole experience and stomped on it. The box office provided different tickets than that which were ordered. The contests were completely lame county faire rodeo leftover disasters which were rigged to "try" and keep the north versus south contest running. The 2 entertaining parts of the show were limited and rushed. I dont need an Emcee singing to me about how good it is to eat when the food is just not good. I dont need to be rushed and escorted out after 70 minutes in the name of social distancing. I guess the good thing is that Dolly Parton seems like a nice lady and supports and funds literacy for children. I hope that a good deal of my ticket price went to books for kids. Hey Ho, i can get behind that. But the show is the worst in Branson and priced as the highest. Hey Ho, I love Coat of Many Colors as much as anybody and it speaks to me. Next time, I see Gracie Hart do a full body tackle and takedown of Dolly I will be cheering her on. This show is a disaster, its short, lame, with horrible food, laughable masks on the performers, you need to pass a physical to even get in, your seats dont match what you paid for and if I was crotchety I could find other complaints. Dolly Parton should be ashamed of this monstrosity and if you have read this far you would be well advised to avoid it.
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"GREAT WE LOVE IT & GO EVERY YEAR.**Do Vet/Milt Discount."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2020 NEW
The show as usual was fantastic. The food top-notch. Service was great. The bad part was the Disrespectful (so called americans: to which I am not) when the Flags Flew, & song sang over 70% still sat, yet I, not been American, Stood out of Respect. It's not the first time I have seen it there.
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Maryville, Missouri
"Pretty good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2020 NEW
This was our first time seeing this show. It was pretty good. You get a lot of food with the meal. It was good but would have been better with butter, salt/pepper, etc... I suggest getting there 30 minutes early. We were hoping to visit the gift shop afterward, but after the show was over they made us leave the arena through an emergency exit that took us right out to the parking lot. My guess was that it was Covid related, but it made it seem like they were in a hurry for us to leave.
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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.