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“Has to be done”
Review of Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch
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$74.98*
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Southfork Ranch 3-Hour Small-Group Tour from Dallas
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Parker
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Owner description: View memorabilia from the television series Dallas at "J.R.'s" home.
Reviewed December 15, 2012

I've been watching the new series and as in Dallas thought that this had to be done. The ranch is a good bit out of down town Dallas but Parker does have a metro line if your not driving.

The ranch is as expected smaller then the TV makes out but is a beautiful building with many features.

1  Thank DonnchaDowney
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Staff here are very knowledgeable and friendly. There is a small museum with memorabilia from the show and a great gift shop so you can take a little piece home.

The outside of the house is exactly as you see it on TV. The driveways was made to look a lot longer, but the exterior shots are spot on. Even the signature yellow and white strip awnings and the breakfast area on the back patio are true to the classic series.

The house is a flash back to an upscale home of the 80s - and pretty cool.

The grounds were really fun to comb though. The little house that Elana lives in is set up just as it is on the new series - we were able to go around back and sneak a peek inside a window.

Bummed they weren't filming the day we were out there! Hope to go back! Worth a visit if you are a fan of the show!

1  Thank missamandajones10
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Growing up in the 80s I was a HUGE fan of Dallas, so the Southfork Ranch was one of my dream destinations. I was not disappointed! The drive up and the view of the ranch looks exactly like on TV. The tour was very relaxed. After a brief presentation by a charming hostess in the Ewings' living room, everyone was allowed to stroll through any of the rooms and all around the outside at their leisure. I even dipped my toe in the infamous swimming pool. There is also a fun memorabilia museum on the premises where one can see the gun that shot JR, Lucy's wedding dress, many photos, Jock Ewing's car, etc. One of my greatest vacation days ever!

6  Thank Hexy
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Enjoyed seeing the actual place I had seen on TV. Surprisingly, the house is not nearly as large as it seems in photos or on TV. It has been a while since we were there but I understand there is more to see than there was 10 years ago. If you enjoyed the tv show you will enjoy this.

Thank alice916
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

I have been to Parker and the Southfork Ranch several times for nursing conferences and autism lectures. Walking amongst the grounds of the ranch gives you a feel of being an actor/actress and waiting to hear JR or Bobby in some argument. Very much enjoyable.

1  Thank Lana P
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