We were big fans of the show, at least up until the "it was just a dream" ploy to bring Bobby back to life. It was great to see the familiar house, though it seemed tiny compared to the way it looked on TV. The tour guide explained that the show used camera angles, film loops and even mirrors to make everything look bigger. Only exterior scenes were actually filmed at the ranch, because the interior rooms were too small for filming given the bulky camera equipment used at the time. The tour guide pointed out where (and how) several key exterior scenes were filmed. The tour of the house takes you through a number of unfamiliar interior rooms, many decorated "in the style" of show characters (not a highlight of the tour). But the familiar breakfast table is there on the patio by the pool, and the kitchen set used in the show was a scaled-up replica of the kitchen in the ranch house. The tour includes admission to a small museum with lots of artifacts and clips from the show.
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