Dolly Parton's Stampede - Insider's Guide

March 28, 2016

Vacationing in Branson, Missouri soon? If so, you probably have plans to see Dolly Parton's Stampede.

Formerly known as Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton's Stampede is an interactive dinner attraction is a mainstay of the Branson show scene. It features a full-scale arena spectacular with a talented cast of performers, costumed servers, singing and dancing, trick riding with an impressive stable of 32 horses.

To make your Stampede Branson experience the best, here are few things you should know before you go to the show.


Dolly Parton's Stampede Branson Tips

Buy your Dolly Parton Stampede Branson tickets in advance

This popular Branson attraction will sell out in advance. Be sure to pre-purchase your Dolly Parton Stampede discount tickets to secure the best seating at the best prices.

What time should you arrive?

Arrive early for the pre-show. It starts 50 minutes before showtime.

Where is the best place to sit at Dolly Parton Stampede in Branson?

The best seats for the pre-show are found upstairs. Seating is limited, but the best vantage point for viewing the performers is located here. Plus, you have easy access to the main arena upstairs.  (Please note - seating is not reserved for the pre-show but is for the main show.) Click here to view the Dolly Parton Stampede seating chart and reserve your discount Dolly Parton Stampede tickets.

What food is available at Dolly Parton Stampede in Branson?

Snacks and drinks can be bought during the pre-show but be sure to save room for the main meal served during the show. It is plenty – believe me!

Is photography allowed during the Dolly Parton Stampede show?

You can use your camera before the show for pictures with Dolly's southern belles or on the horse walk. However, taking photos during the show is strictly forbidden. As a result, be sure to put your cameras and phones away at showtime.

Are there extra costs during the show?

Bring cash. Gratuity isn’t included in the ticket price, and Dolly Parton's Stampede servers work hard to take care of you. Plus, you may want to buy the souvenir photo which is typically cash only.

How is the food served at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson?

Be prepared to eat with your hands as Stampede does not provide utensils. However, don't fret - wet wipes are provided!

Is alcohol served during the Stampede show in Branson?

Don’t plan on having an alcoholic drink. The Stampede Branson location does not serve alcohol of any kind, so plan on having a strictly Pepsi night.

What is the best souvenir to purchase?

The best souvenir to buy in the gift shop is the creamy vegetable soup mix. For $7.99, you can make this delicious soup in your very own home. And trust me, it’s worth every penny. Want to make the Dolly Parton's Stampede soup from scratch. Find the delicious recipe here.

How to dress for Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson

Leave the fancy duds at home. The Stampede is an interactive show. You’ll be cheering and stomping on your side, and may even participate is an arena competition. Wear something casual so you’re comfortable for the festivities.

Wave the Stampede flag during the show

Buy a Stampede flag if you brought kids. It’s only $2 and kids get a kick out of waving them in the air as they cheer on their side.

What is there to do after the Stampede show?

If you’re not in a rush to leave, stay after the show to meet the riders and horse and get your Stampede flag autographed. You’ll also avoid the parking lot chaos.

Are strollers allowed at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson?

Strollers are not allowed in the Main Arena, so plan accordingly.

Are there free Dolly Parton Stampede tickets available?

Tickets aren’t required for children 3 and under, but they will have to sit on your lap. I highly recommend purchasing a ticket for them to make your experience more enjoyable.

What to do with leftover food

Can’t finish the entire meal? The servers provide doggie bags at the end of the show so you can take your leftovers with you. This is especially helpful when dining with kids, as the portions are entirely too large for them to finish.

Ready, Set, Stampede!

Put these Dolly Parton's Stampede Branson tips to the test on your next Branson vacation. Do you have any tips to share?  Let me know in the comments!

Written By Ashley


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