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.

"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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Helen Davis
Humble, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A show for everyone!"
May 2019 NEW
We first attended Dolly Parton’s stampede last Fall with our grandchildren, ages 4 and 7. Everyone in the family enjoyed it so much that we recommended it for a trip that we were taking with six senior citizens. It is a lively, fun filled presentation and the meal was great. One member of our party commented that it was amazing that they could serve 1,000 meals so quickly and they were hot and delicious.
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Kate Watkins
Independence , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect for the Whole Family"
May 2019 NEW
We love Dolly Parton Stampede! The show is incredible and so is the food. Extra value in seeing the outside stables and the pre show!
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Daniel Topper
houston, TX
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show"
May 2019 NEW
This is a beautiful building, a nice musical pre show, great dinner with chicken and pork and soup and corn and potato all while you watch a really professional show with horses and dogs and pigs . Great way to spend a few hours
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Tommy Jones
Sawyer, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show"
April 2019 NEW
We loved the show,would reccomend.
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Monica Brannon
1 Review
"Simply AMAZING!!"
April 2019
Do not miss the pre show! Get there EARLY! So glad we did because of the parking and traffic leaving, it was very packed! The pre show was great! Our seating was amazing! Our server Dakota was not only on point but he was funny and friendly! I like how they include the audience including the kids! The performers were 100% stunning! You can tell that they love their job! Already planning to go again. The food was also very good! I don't have anything negative to stay about our experience! A must see for sure!
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Tip: Arrive 30 mins before pre show to get tickets, shop and take pictures!

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Darci Williams
Lebanon, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
April 2019
My kids and I went during spring break. We went early to the pre show, and then dinner
Our expectations were exceeded. What a wonderful memory. Great for all ages.
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Theresa Kopitzke
Skokie, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A great experience!"
April 2019
We had an amazing time at the Dixie Stampede! Staff went out of their way to accommodate us (vegetarian, with small kids). My expectations were exceeded - the pre-show was fun, the food was better than expected, and the stampede itself was a great time.
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Christy L.
Mabelvale, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Always fun"
March 2019
We go to the Stampede almost every time we go to Branson. It is always so much fun! Always plentiful amounts of delicious food. Wonderful show that keeps my kids attention. Love it!
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Wasilla, Alaska
"A fun evening and great food. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2019 NEW
They work hard at putting on a good show. Our server was awesome and the food was delicious and plentiful.
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
"Great for Kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2019 NEW
The show is mainly for kids. I liked the horses outside the theater. Cheesy show would not go again. They put the north against the south. The food was so so. Only thing good was the chicken. Pork was a slice and dry. The soup was salty. You don't leave hungry only because of a whole small chicken.
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Schertz, Texas
"We loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
My daughter and I took a 5 year old and a 3 year old to see the show. They loved it! Talked about it for hours afterward. We adults enjoyed it very much too. The dinner was very generous--way more food than we could possible eat. They provide foil lined bags to take home the leftovers, too. AND there were FORKS! I came prepared with silverware for the little ones, but we didn't need it. Dinner was a cream based soup, a cheddar biscuit, a Cornish game hen (good, but Very Messy!), a slice of roasted pork (meh), half a baked potato (again, meh), corn on the cob, and an apple turnover for dessert. I would highly recommend this for a fun family outing.
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Lucy B
Branson, Missouri
"Waitress Didn't Listen"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2019 NEW
I told the waitress don't eat pork, yet she threw a slab of it on top my baked potato, and then came along looking for a tip. Ah, no. And the horses? While they performed beautifully, I did not like seeing several tethered a foot from a pole in their stalls for over an hour, unable to move. Nor did I like hearing from a stable guy that for the entire season, the horses are not allowed to run free in a pasture. Not once! Dolly, you can do better than this. After the show, the horses all seemed miserable, and several were very frustrated to be penned up in their stalls.
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Ozark, Missouri
"Cheesier than even I expexted"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2019 NEW
And I don’t mean the cheesy biscuits. ;) Went with some friends at the Area Appreciation price today. Very glad I did that because I’d have been very unhappy paying full price. Branson is...interesting. I really want Branson to do well, since I live here and have my fingers in the tourism industry. But I couldn’t help but feel that the show typified exactly why my friends who live on the East and West Coasts would laugh (in an eye-rolling way) at what we have to offer here. So, a few of my importations: -the cheese factor is turned up to 11. -the level of energy from the performers was...lacking. Don’t get me wrong, some of the acts were decent and they were obviously capable riders, but the whole feeling was that they’d done this show a thousand times each and were simply going through the motions at this point. -this featuring Dolly’s name and image, I expected a better musical experience. The riding performers were wired with microphones, but the half-hearted singing was obviously piped in from a recording. Branson has a deep enough talent pool that they could really make this spectacular if they worked a bit at it. -I agree that the whole North vs. South thing felt oddly forced. My understanding is that before they changed the name of the show from Dixie Stampede for political correctness reasons, it much more heavily involved a Union vs. Confederate element. That makes sense. The current implementation doesn’t engender much enthusiasm on the part of the audience. Despite a full house, the cheering was weak. -the food is passable but nothing spectacular. As others have said, the soup was Campbell’s quality, and the whole no-utensils thing (or fork only) is not my preferred way to go. The chicken (apparently a Cornish game hen, according to other reviews, though nowhere did I see or hear it advertised as such), was seasoned nicely and not too dry but was really little more than a Costco or Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken. The pork tenderloin had a good, smoky flavor, but it was really more like a piece of country ham, and they only gave one small piece of that. The chicken was large, though, so you won’t go hungry. A roasted half potato and a small piece of corn on the cob finished out dinner, and dessert was an apple turnover that I didn’t touch (I don’t like apple desserts) served with coffee that smelled way too bitter and burnt to drink (I left my cup untouched). -service from our waitress was good, although the mason jars used for drinks were on the smaller side and I sat with an empty jar for a good portion of my meal because she couldn’t get back around with the pitchers fast enough. -it’s pretty traditional at most Branson shows to meet and interact with the performers at the conclusion of the show. No attempt at this was made. I don’t really know what I was expecting from this show, especially since it took me 24 years to get around to seeing it, but either I missed it in its glory days or Branson’s clientele is easily amused. I’m glad I only paid $28 to see the show as I felt like the dinner was worth maybe $15 and so I really only paid $13 for the entertainment. At the full price of $60 or whatever, I’d have felt like I overpaid. I did recently enjoy the Showboat Branson Belle, whose show started out cheesy, too, but then developed into a pretty energetic, talented, and funny performance. It is managed by the same company that manages Dolly’s Stampede, so maybe they can figure out how to translate some of that energy into this show. Until then, I would actually say give this a pass.
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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.