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“Fun for fans”
Review of Southfork Ranch

Southfork Ranch
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$74.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Southfork Ranch and the Series 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 March 18, 2014

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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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Was a fun thing to do. We actually won the admission in a contest and we went sort of as a joke. Let me tell you, it was a fun time. Well worth the trip.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was a big disappointment to us. I was a big fan of the show, so really wanted to go here. After you pay and get on the tram to be taken to the house, you are told the show wasn't even filmed there. The inside of the house is not the same house they used for the show. You have to sit through a long, boring introduction before you are even allowed in the house.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Excellent, simply outstanding.
No words to discribe it
just fun easy and entertaining
Visiting the mention is an experience itself. If you were fun of the serie in the 80s then this is something you should consider

Thank WTC2092
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

I drove to southfork from Dallas it was simply amazing, a reall trip into memory lane. I grew up on Dallas the hit series in the 80s. It was just like I remembered.

When you arrive, you are immediately greated by the staff, they are all helpful, and respectful of the environement.

Tours of the ranch leave very often so if you miss one don't worry there will be more. You need to rememember that the facility closes at 4pm sharp, no late commers.

Once you are on tour you will be able to see the entire mention, take photos and from thereon you are free to do whatever you wish for.

This is a very cost effective outting, great for the families.

1  Thank WTC2092
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