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The Dixie Stampede: Branson MO

2013-08-26 19.12.412013-08-26 19.11.23

Have you ever been to the Dixie Stampede? The Dixie Stampede is just plain fun and entertaining. Well, I can tell you that there are only two in the world, so if you have had the privilege of enjoying the Dixie Stampede then you have been to the Smokey Mountains of Pigeon Forge, TN or the foothills of the Ozark’s in Branson, MO.

The Dixie Stampede was one these attractions I always wanted to experience but never did. So with me being on vacation in Branson MO, I decided to add tickets to my package that included this great show/dinner. I was glad I did as this was just plain fun.

When you first order the tickets, your told to arrive early for a pre-show. Well mom and I arrive 1 hr before the show. While sitting there waiting, I read about the how the Dixie Stampede came to be and really it’s actually a love story. It involves a lady in the late 1800’s who wanted to enter a carriage race contest but had to make herself like a man so she could race her carriage. Her last name was Parton (Yep, like Dolly). The man who organized the race, Sam Mott, fell in love with Ms. Parton who pretended to be a man to race and ended up winning. He married her and the show has been in the family ever since. I did condense the story since I only write so many words, but you get the point.

The pre show consisted of a very talented juggler who was also a comedian. After that about 200 people were ushered in (like cattle) to the main show. Mom and I were VIP’s so we were seated where the action was. The show was amazing and they serve you so much food that you better not eat 4-5 hours prior. Oh by the way, you get no silverware to eat with. YEP we were warned about this early on so mom and I cheated. We went to Walgreens prior and bought some nice cheap plasticware. LOL But to be fair everything they serve you can be eaten with your hands and they provide a warm towel after dinner along with sani-wipes.

Bottom Line:

Would I go back and be entertained by the Dixie Stampede? That’s a big YES.

Would I cheat and buy my own silverware? That’s also a big yes!

Definitely worth the price of admission. Go and be entertained by the Dixie Stampede. You will be glad you did and definitely wont leave hungry. Just Say’n!


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