Southfork Ranch
Southfork Ranch
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Southfork Ranch welcomes visitors from around the world who come to see the legendary "Dallas" filming location and experience the lifestyle made famous by the Ewings. Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork Ranch is open year-round Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays) for guided tours of the ranch. Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and relive exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series.
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  • Ashley B
    Maryville, Missouri3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience
    We experienced the Live and Dream Like a Ewing package, and it was fantastic! It was a Bucket list adventure and well worth the cost. We enjoyed every minute - the informative and fun tours, the delicious food, the run of the house, the grounds and the pool. We never wanted to leave! We'll be back! Highly recommend this experience!
    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We can't wait to host you again in the future!
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Sachabait
    Farmerville, Louisiana4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list - check!
    The gentleman driving us to the house and our tour guide were exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our time amongst the memorabilia & let us go “back in the day”. To think Dallas being seen all around our world is fascinating. We toured with a couple from Ireland and Belgium! PS: Patrick Duffey - if your ears were burning it was my fault!!!!
    We are so thrilled you enjoyed your time! We can't wait to have you visit us again.
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • sammyjo_77
    New York City, New York283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you loved the show you’ve gotta go
    In Dallas and had to check this out having been such a fan in my youth. 30+ minutes from Dallas so you need a car or a tour. House was great and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly . Quite a short tour but loads of photo opportunities. Such a hot day to walk around but there is a tractor to take you to and from the house if you need it. On,y the exteriors were used but the interiors have been styled in typical Texan 70s/80s style. Lots of fun.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Adventure26993846120
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I felt like an honorary Ewing :D
    As diehard Dallas fans, this was a must for us!!! We had an absolutely amazing time at the legendary Southfork. The staff was wonderfully knowledgeable about the show, the cast, the history and they treated us with such kindness. It is a memory that will last a lifetime for all of us!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 April 2024
  • Neil T
    Manchester, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Live like a ewing experience
    Many thanks to Betty and the team for a fun memorable stay at South fork ranch. It was amazing to have BoBo looking after us and serving as a fantastic JR steak and wonderful breakfast at miss Ellies table outside. The private tour and stories were very interesting and watching dallas dvds in jock and JRs chairs a bit surreal!! As was sleeping in JRs bed!! Had a great time very friendly staff and a real one of experience which my wife loved as a dallas fan would definitely recommend worth every penny. Thanks Betty you and the team are fantastic and made the stay Neil & JAQUI
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2024
  • California_momofsix
    1,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List Item since childhood--enjoyed our visit
    Seeing Southfork has been on my bucket list since the 80s when I watched the show in Germany with my parents. Watching Dallas was my first introduction to American culture. My experience clearly wasn't unique because our tour group consisted of people from all over the world, and only one American couple. I had expected we would be the only visitors but quite to the contrary, there were bus loads of tourists. From the large parking lot, you fist enter a modern visitor center where souvenirs and tour tickets are sold. There is a small museum with pictures, video and props from the show. The gun used to shoot JR anyone? A white tram then takes you to the house, with some commentary along the way. The house is so small in real life. Both our tram driver and our tour guide were engaging and made the tour interesting by telling stories about filming, both about the stars and the actual owners. Turns out only outdoor scenes were actually filmed here in the summer. Pictures are allowed everywhere, you can even sit at the famous breakfast table and have your picture taken by the pool. After the tour you are free to roam the grounds and see Jock Ewings' car in a side building. On the way out, we took some pictures in front of 'gate 3" the famous Southfork gate seen in every episode that faces the main road. Even my husband, who has never seen the show, enjoyed the experience. Look Mom, I went to Southfork!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2024
  • sociallyliving
    Manassas, Virginia54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dallas TV series and more
    It is what it is. If you are a Dallas TV series junkie, it's heaven. They have a separate museum area outside the house with walls filled with photos and news clips, and video of parts of the shows. It is showing it's age, but they are making an effort to keep it going through horse rides and a large event area for weddings, etc.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2024
  • Heath Wagner
    Evansville, Indiana5,566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you grew up watching Dallas…
    If you grew up watching Dallas, Southfork is a must see. They offer tours every hour on the quarter hour. The price is $20.00 per adult. I have now taken the tour twice in the past 188 months and I learned something new from each tour guide both times. Unfortunately, the house is a lil more warn than it was in the fall of 2023 so you can no longer go out on the sundeck to view the pool or go out on the upper level patio on the front of the home. Despite these two facts it was still a great tour and I am glad I did it again for a second time.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 May 2024
  • Mandy M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Ever
    South Fork Ranch is a amazing. The First Ever Rodeo done by Celina Chamber was absolutely amazing. But I want to call out Hector and Sam from the hospitality company. They were absolutely fantastic. Both men are outstanding and their staff went above and beyond. Thank you
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 June 2024
  • Jill R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    RodeoCelina Thanks The Hospitality Teams at Southfork Ranch!
    Southfork hosted the 1st PRCA Rodeo in Collin County and the first for Rodeo Celina! The rodeo started on May 31 and ended on June 2, 2024. From set-up to take down, Southfork employees were there helping in every capacity. The Southfork Hospitality and Kitchen Teams took care of hundreds of volunteers, cowboys, cowgirls and VIP's. Sammy and Hector took care of everything! Can't wait to host RodeoCelina again next year!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2024
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martinrmn
wales119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This was on my wife’s bucket list and it did not disappoint. She and her father used to watch this when it was aired and this was a must do. We visited in the aftermath of a tornado which in itself, was an experience. The tour guides were absolutely fantastic and were walking, talking encyclopaedias. South fork is not as big as portrayed on television but it did not disappoint. We had full access to the house and got to see where JR slept and, spoiler alert, where he was shot! If you have time and are a fan, go. Texas tours were exceptional throughout.
Written 10 June 2024
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Jill R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Southfork hosted the 1st PRCA Rodeo in Collin County and the first for Rodeo Celina! The rodeo started on May 31 and ended on June 2, 2024. From set-up to take down, Southfork employees were there helping in every capacity. The Southfork Hospitality and Kitchen Teams took care of hundreds of volunteers, cowboys, cowgirls and VIP's. Sammy and Hector took care of everything! Can't wait to host RodeoCelina again next year!
Written 3 June 2024
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Mandy M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
South Fork Ranch is a amazing. The First Ever Rodeo done by Celina Chamber was absolutely amazing. But I want to call out Hector and Sam from the hospitality company. They were absolutely fantastic. Both men are outstanding and their staff went above and beyond.

Thank you
Written 3 June 2024
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Heath Wagner
Evansville, IN5,566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
If you grew up watching Dallas, Southfork is a must see. They offer tours every hour on the quarter hour. The price is $20.00 per adult. I have now taken the tour twice in the past 188 months and I learned something new from each tour guide both times. Unfortunately, the house is a lil more warn than it was in the fall of 2023 so you can no longer go out on the sundeck to view the pool or go out on the upper level patio on the front of the home. Despite these two facts it was still a great tour and I am glad I did it again for a second time.
Written 29 May 2024
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sociallyliving
Manassas, VA54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It is what it is. If you are a Dallas TV series junkie, it's heaven. They have a separate museum area outside the house with walls filled with photos and news clips, and video of parts of the shows. It is showing it's age, but they are making an effort to keep it going through horse rides and a large event area for weddings, etc.
Written 19 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

California_momofsix
Fairfield1,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Seeing Southfork has been on my bucket list since the 80s when I watched the show in Germany with my parents. Watching Dallas was my first introduction to American culture. My experience clearly wasn't unique because our tour group consisted of people from all over the world, and only one American couple. I had expected we would be the only visitors but quite to the contrary, there were bus loads of tourists.
From the large parking lot, you fist enter a modern visitor center where souvenirs and tour tickets are sold. There is a small museum with pictures, video and props from the show. The gun used to shoot JR anyone? A white tram then takes you to the house, with some commentary along the way. The house is so small in real life. Both our tram driver and our tour guide were engaging and made the tour interesting by telling stories about filming, both about the stars and the actual owners. Turns out only outdoor scenes were actually filmed here in the summer. Pictures are allowed everywhere, you can even sit at the famous breakfast table and have your picture taken by the pool. After the tour you are free to roam the grounds and see Jock Ewings' car in a side building. On the way out, we took some pictures in front of 'gate 3" the famous Southfork gate seen in every episode that faces the main road. Even my husband, who has never seen the show, enjoyed the experience. Look Mom, I went to Southfork!
Written 17 May 2024
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N M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Took my mom on a trip 18hrs away to Texas for Mothers Day.
My brothers planned and booked a whole day for her as a surprise. They reserved (and payed for) brunch tickets at Southfork Ranch, mistakenly. Our hotel moved us to a different location of the branch due to double booking, which is almost 2 hours from the ranch - initially being 25. We have no form of transportation and would cost us a fortune to rent or cab there.
I tried contacting the ranch for a refund and they didn't want to accommodate us in any way whatsoever. Would have been appreciated if they at least tried or offered something seeing as Mother's Day has been ruined for her
Written 12 May 2024
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Nick W
London, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was a 'must do' visit for us during our visit to Texas- so after dropping our kids off at Six Flags my wife & I drove out to the legendary Southfork Ranch. We were not disappointed at all- lovely museum with many artefacts from the series & tributes to the stars, & the tour around the mansion was great. Certainly brought back memories of watching the TV series when I was a kid.

After the fun & informative tour, it was great to walk around the grounds at our own leisure- Mrs W even got to dip a toe in the famous 'Olympic-sized' pool!

Would certainly recommend a visit- even if you weren't a fan of the show, it's an icon of 80's TV that you can close up to.
Written 5 May 2024
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Neil T
Manchester, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Many thanks to Betty and the team for a fun memorable stay at South fork ranch. It was amazing to have BoBo looking after us and serving as a fantastic JR steak and wonderful breakfast at miss Ellies table outside. The private tour and stories were very interesting and watching dallas dvds in jock and JRs chairs a bit surreal!! As was sleeping in JRs bed!! Had a great time very friendly staff and a real one of experience which my wife loved as a dallas fan would definitely recommend worth every penny.

Thanks Betty you and the team are fantastic and made the stay

Neil & JAQUI
Written 24 April 2024
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Adventure26993846120
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
As diehard Dallas fans, this was a must for us!!! We had an absolutely amazing time at the legendary Southfork. The staff was wonderfully knowledgeable about the show, the cast, the history and they treated us with such kindness. It is a memory that will last a lifetime for all of us!!
Written 22 April 2024
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