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Dixie Stampede, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Recent User Reviews
- Visited: June 2012
- Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
- Traveled with:
Big Kids (6-8) and Tweens (9-12)
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We wanted to take the kids to a dinner and show in one. It was very exciting; the show was very entertaining, engaging the kids and keeping them hooked. The horses and the buffaloes , the choreography were great. The most surprising thing for us was the food, which came in big portions, especially for kids, but they enjoyed it and tried their best. It was very crowded; the arena was full, but we were able to get good seats, toward the top of the horseshoe. We bought the tickets before leaving home over the phone, and after picking up a brochure at a tourist stop, they gave us a discount , days after buying the tickets. They were very courteous and helpful over the phone.
Tips for Families
Don't fill up on [popcorn before during the preshow- it's better to get there on an ( almost) empty stomach.
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This is absolutely one of the most horrifying spectacles I have seen in my life. I went with my family when we were vacationing in Gatlinburg, and they had bought tickets to the Dixie Stampede before we arrived. I have come to expect to do (and actually usually DO enjoy) touristy activities with my family. For instance, when in Key West, go to Margaritaville; when in New Orleans, go the amateur drunk route and have a hurricane at Pat O'Brien's. But this. THIS. Is the single worst experience I have ever seen money spent on. I in fact think the proprietors of the event should pay for their customers to sit through this spectacle. Below is just a summary of some of the problems with the Dixie Stampede since I d...
I haven't been to any of the other dinner shows in Pigeon Forge to compare this to, but I don't think I need to: This show and dinner was fantastic! My husband and I were able to make reservations the day of the show and there's no bad seat in the house. The food is hot, fresh, delicious, and eaten without utensils - there is plenty to fill...
This place was fun. I was a bit skeptical as it is very touristy (what place isn't in Pigeon Forge). But I am a fan of Dolly Parton and she is the owner of this establishment. While she doesn't appear in person, she does comment...
Hands down the best show in Pigeon Forge. Great theatratics, fireworks, Horses, Awesome Food. One good thing is that they mix it up here at this show unlike the majority of the shows in town, so no worries of sitting through 2 hours of some kid on a ...
Dolly Parton is one crazy chick - crazy enough to create a cheesy dinner show like the Dixie. They give you a lot of food, and it's an extremely casual environment. Very family friendly. This isn't my cup of tea at all, and if my mother didn't force me to go, I gladly would have eaten at a goddamn McDonald's i...
Food was ok, but I got a medal. Horseshoe Champion I never really win anything, especially sports events. I chalk up my lack of athletic success to the effects of gravity on a 250 pound frame. Chances are you'll never see me in an advertisement for Nike involving hang time unless they take into account the waistline of my jeans. That being said, it wasn't always this way... I clearly remember winning the three legged race in First Grade, but I was sharing the glory with Jonathan, a soon to be athlete with skills. Skills that included dragging my butt across the finish line. Everything changed for me at the Dixie Stampede dinner and show in Pigeon Forge, TN. After picking on our server, Kevin (quite possibly ...