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.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

622 Reviews
Laura Hall
Elk Grove, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What an Adventure!"
March, 2019 NEW
This show was outstanding and the food was plentiful and delicious.,
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Tip: Come hungry and bring silverware

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Cheryl Canfield
Cabot, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Jan 2019"
January, 2019
Very pleasant, online experience.
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Cynthia Calhoun
Lees Summit, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Show and Wonderful Food"
January, 2019
I have been going to Branson regularly for 17 years. I just went to Dixie Stampede for the very first time to see their Christmas show. It was absolutely fantastic. I went there thinking I would probably leave there hungry, but I was totally wrong. I could not believe how much food we were served and how great it was. I will definitely be going back!
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Tip: Do not eat before you go - you get a ton of food!

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Judy Milner
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lotta horses"
January, 2019
Lotta food! Lotta people! Great show and funny too. Beautiful horses! Great gift shop, a little expensive.
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Tip: You're packed in like sardines, dont get to pick where you sit. Not sure if that is different if you get VIP seating.

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Ronnie Stotts
Covington, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Holiday Vacation"
January, 2019
Pre show was awesome and the main show was amazing from start to finish. The staff made us feel like family. Great family entertainment.
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Tip: Get there early for the pre show entertainment

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Rachel Jackson
Corning, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
January, 2019
Our family had a great experience and it was great not having to stand in line because we used the reserve Branson website.
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Brenda Cloud
Edgerton, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dolly’s Stampede"
January, 2019
This is a must do while in Branson!!! The service was amazing and the show was even better!!!
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Tip: Be ready to laugh and have a great time!!! Come hungry!!!

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Ann B.
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Dixie Stampede"
January, 2019
This was our first time at the Dixie Stampede. The Christmas show was amazing. The Nativity portion brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful!! Don't miss this.
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"Great entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2019 NEW
We took our grandchildren to Dolly Parton's Stampede, and everyone loved it! The meal was very tasty and there was plenty of it! The show was great! It was one of the highlights of our vacation to Branson. I highly recommend it.
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"Always a great time with good food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
Food is great, show is entertaining! Get there early to see the horses and watch the preshow! A few new competitions this year too!
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South Texas
"Fun time at a great show."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
We really enjoyed the Dixie Stampede. Your "show" begins before you even get to the door. The walkway from the parking lot includes a walk through the stables where you get to see the horses used in the show. Then you go inside and there's a pre-show if you arrive early enough. The pre-show was a lot of fun with some really great performers. Then you enter the main arena and head to your seats. The show begins and the food comes in short order. Dinner service runs like a finely tuned machine and everything tasted great. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read other reviews that mention there are no utensils and there aren't, but we didn't need them. Our server was great. They even invite people in the audience to participate in the show. The show was a lot of fun - amazing talent in the singers, dancers, and riders. This is definitely a must if you visit Branson. At the end of the show you walk back through the stable area. The horses are back in their stalls and some of the performers are out there greeting people too. You can tell they really enjoy their jobs.
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Overland Park, Kansas
"Totally worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
So you will think it’s a little pricey when you get the tickets. Don’t worry, it is worth it. We got there early so we could look at all the horses. The pre-show was okay. 3 brothers singing. Now you will get seated and the real show begins. OMG I was impressed. They ride, sing, people comes down from the ceiling and there is buffalos. You will be entertained, I promise And -come hungry
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Donnie L
"A good time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
After going to Branson for many years, I finally decided to go to the Stampede. I enjoyed myself very much. The so called pre-show was great quality. Three brothers played bluegrass in a very entertaining and funny way They could have their own show if they wanted. The main show was very well done. It had good horsemanship and funny comedy. The food was hot and very good.
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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.