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NameSouthfork Ranch
Address3700 Hogge Road
Parker, TX 75251
Brief DescriptionHome of hit TV Series "Dallas" plus conference & event ctr
TypeAttraction
CategoryMuseum
DescriptionHistory at Southfork began in 1978, when Lorimar Productions chose the North Texas showplace as the site for the CBS-TV series "Dallas". The hit series, which counted millions of viewers across the United States and in 95 foreign countries as fans, was originally broadcast in the United States from 1978 to 1991. The series continues to be broadcast in syndication and still is in first-run status in many countries around the world. Because of the ranch's high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.
The original owner of the ranch and his family were actually in residence at Southfork as the filming began. When requests for private parties began to pour in, tents were erected and a small party pavilion was built to accommodate these types of events. However, tourism finally took its toll on the family, as it became increasingly hard to live privately in what had become Dallas' leading visitor attraction.
In 1985, Southfork became strictly a tourist attraction and event location. The mansion was opened to the public for the first time. A 63,000 square foot conference and event center was built to accommodate several thousand people for special events and functions. A rodeo arena, which was originally constructed for the filming of "Dallas" rodeos, began to host open competition rodeos as well as private "showdeos." Tourists are still attracted to the nostalgia of "Dallas" and Southfork's unique facilities have created an internationally respected conference and event center for meeting planners.

Admission includes a self guided tour of the museum, then a tram-guided tour of the property and mansion.

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Phone 1(972) 442-7800
Emailinfo@southforkranch.com
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowancetwo hours
Cost$15 Adults; $13 Seniors; $9 Kids 6-12 (plus tax)
Hours10am-5pm daily, Christmas eve close at 3pm.
Websitewww.southforkranch.com/visit-southfork-ranch
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Last Updated5/15/2017
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