Fans of the soap Dallas will love seeing the setting for the iconic 80’s tv series in person. Join a guided tour to see authentic memorabilia from the show and then stroll the stunning grounds on your own, to take in the luxurious vibe from the well-manicured greenery.
Southfork Ranch is a premier special events venue and meeting destination in the Dallas Metro Area. With 63,000 square feet of event space, each year we host hundreds of events including weddings, reunions, holiday parties, corporate meetings, concerts, company picnics and more. Whether you are hosting a group of just 10 or 10,000, Southfork Ranch provides a beautiful backdrop for any occasion. Often called “The World’s Most Famous Ranch”, the setting, facilities and service will make your next event truly unforgettable.
History at Southfork began in 1978 when Lorimar Productions chose the North Texas showplace as the site for the CBS TV series Dallas. The hit series, which counted millions of viewers across the United States and in 95 countries as fans, was originally broadcast in the United States from 1978 to 1991. The series continues to be broadcast in syndication and still is in first-run status in many countries around the world. Because of the ranch’s high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.
The original owner of the ranch and his family were actually living at Southfork Ranch as the filming began. When requests for private parties began to pour in, tents were erected and a small party pavilion was built to accommodate these types of events. After years evolving as a tourist attraction, the owner opened the doors of the Ewing Mansion to the public and the expansion of the ranch as an event center began in 1985. A 63,000 square foot conference and event center was built to accommodate several thousand people for special events and functions. A rodeo arena, which was originally constructed for the filming of Dallas rodeos, began to host open competition rodeos as well as private shows.
In June of 1992, Rex Maughan, a successful Arizona businessman with extensive company operations in Texas, purchased the ranch. Maughan was a client of Southfork’s, hosting events several times a year for business associates from around the world. Since Maughan’s purchase, business has continued to grow. Tourists are still attracted to the nostalgia of Dallas and Southfork’s unique facilities have created an internationally respected conference and event center for meeting planners.
3700 Hogge Road ~ Parker, Texas 75002
Phone: (972) 442-7800