Those of us who live in Plano appreciate the easy access to Dallas. If you’re in the area this summer, check out one of Dallas’ most famous attractions: Southfork Ranch. You’ll want to plan a day with friends. Take a tour of the mansion and grounds, dine at Miss Eli’s Deli, or enjoy a horseback ride on the open trail. Every visit is memorable at the Southfork Ranch!
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For 13 years the television series, Dallas welcomed eager viewers into the home and lives of the Ewing family. Altogether, the soap opera aired for 365 episodes and became, undoubtedly, the most-watched series in the world from 1978 to 1991.
Now, you can step onto the grounds of the famed Southfork Ranch to experience the setting you fondly remember. Tour the Ewing Mansion and learn the history of this remarkable estate.
Your tour guides will enlighten you with fascinating facts about the characters from Dallas. You’ll also hear anecdotes about the filming of the show.
Stroll through the Dallas Legends exhibit for a closer look at an exceptional collection of show memorabilia, or strike a pose near Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Be sure to also catch a glimpse of the Texas Longhorns and American Quarter horses grazing as you admire the estate.
Tour Details at Southfork Ranch
Southfork Ranch grounds open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tours begin at the Visitor Center and are offered daily from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tickets for tours may be purchased on site but reservations are required for groups of 15 or larger.
Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Tour tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens, and $9 for children. Children under five-years-old get free admission.
Ranch Trail Rides
Horseback trail rides are offered daily at Southford Ranch, depending on the availability of the horses and weather conditions. Riders must be at least eight years old, 48″ tall, and must not exceed 240 pounds.
Wranglers recommend that riders wear closed-toe shoes. Trail rides generally begin at 10:00 a.m. with set times until 4:00 p.m.
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