Located at the junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17 Bypass, just south of "restaurant row" and adjacent to Carolina Opry, Dolly ... More
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner & Shows
Located at the junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17 Bypass, just south of "restaurant row" and adjacent to Carolina Opry, Dolly Parton's Dixie stampede offers a unique combination of wholesome fun, an "Old South" four-course barbecue and a 32-horse show. The show features trick riding, buckboard racing, exquisite costumes, friendly North-South rivalry and a grand patriotic finale. The modern theater provides comfortable seating and is handicapped accessible. Show schedule varies by season.
We just got back from the Dixie Stampede in Branson. It was great! The pre-show was awsome! The food was Ahh-mazing! The waiters were so nice! They show was terrific! The horses were so well trained. It was amazing! They also have a new indian seen that was Wow! I loved it! Over all I would give this show 5 Stars! Yes is was expensive, but it was well worth it! And now they even have soup mix you can buy to make there soup! Yummy!
The food, entertainment and costumes were great. Our party of 3 (3 different generations all enjoyed the show. My 15 year old grandson especially enjoyed the pre-dinner comedian/juggler's performance. The only thing I disliked was the lack of railings to seating in the arena and we would have liked a little more "elbow room".
This was our first trip to Pigeon Forge and didn't know what to expect, especially with all the tourist/gimmick places to spend your money. This was highly recommended by our campground host and family members that had seen it. Our campground also had a special coupon that allowed us to get tickets for almost half-price so definitely seek those deals out if you can. There is not a bad seat in the house. We were in the front row but at the end where the animals come in and out.
The pre-show musicians were excellent and entertaining. Not sure why they sell snacks because your going to get filled up on the main course meal.
When you first enter the main arena, yes it does smell like horses or a barn but guess what, that's what you're going to get with live animals. I grew up on a farm so it didn't bother me and I didn't notice it after a while.
The show is very fast-paced with constant action and they keep you engaged the entire time. During the show your servers are busily serving your meal one item at a time. Our food was very good and hot, especially considering they are feeding a lot of people at once. A lot of fun, good food and highly recommended. They make sure you are entertained the entire time.
Our family loved the Dixie Stampede. From my Husband down to my 1 yr old. The only complaint i would have would be the seating at the pre-show. The tables were tiny and there was absolutley no room to move. If you needed to get up everyone in the row your in plus the table behind you had to get up and push there chairs in. Other than that is was great and just a hint, if you go to the pre-show sit in the balcony near the double doors, that is were you go into see the show after the pre-show is over. You still can see the pre-show and much better seating. We will do this next time we go. Food was absolutley delicious. I was thouroly entertained and well fed and was worth every penny spent.
I thought this was soooo much fun! I felt like a kid again.
The service and food is great, and the show was just plain fun!
It was beautiful and all the staff do thier best to do a good job as well as entertain. The entertainers also great!
They each do thier best to encouage you to be involved in the show.
Horses and entainers were all beautiful!
We loved the before show and the main show. This year we sat three rows from the arena and loved it!! The first time, very top, still wonderful just not as good view. Lots of great food, and they will even give you a doggie bag to take your leftovers home.
First off, Branson is a great place to visit, and should in no way be representative of every business located on the dreaded strip.
our tickets were purchased ahead of time(expensive). upon arrival we marveled at the horses whose stalls are located outside for the public to view. at that time an employee (KID) told me to not talk to the horses in the most rude way. i quickly learned that these horses are merely objects for entertainment, which was confirmed once we saw the show. the horses were rode by people standing on their backs, no saddle, nothing but cowboy boots digging into their backs. Any PETA member wouldve been appalled. not to mention that we were segregated by zip codes as far as seating, in my opinion that fostered hostility among dueling sides of the arena. seating should be by descision. and really, why would anyone want to relive the civil wars? i thought we were over segregating large groups of people? each side booed the other. Pathetic.
Dolly parton was not actually dolly parton. the poor representation of her astounded me. the voice of her was a recording! Ridiculous! The dinner soup was very good, drank from a cup. the horrible dinner consisted of grub, a whole chicken, with what seemed to be a tasteless rendition of range food from that time era. i wouldve rather ate food from applebees across the street.
No Refunds? After what i saw and experienced, i was given a full refund, cash. I will never go back.
My family and I were truly sorry to see that the Orlando location closed -- but what was even more disappointing is to know that so many people were put out of work for no reason---- that restaurant/dinner show building is still standing - there are lots of other areas that could have been developed without interferring with this lot. Dolly... I always thought of you as having more family values than to put people out of a job they depended on for survival... shame on you for doing this -- I will never look at you in the same light again or with the same respect. I hope you enjoy the money you made at the expense of those workers.