History at Southfork Ranch began in 1978 when Lorimar Productions chose it 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 broadcasted in the United States from 1978 to 1991. Because of the ranch's high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns, and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.
was initially scripted as a non-continuing five-part drama.
By the fifth episode, it ranked in the top ten of the week's most-watched shows
The original owner of the ranch and his family were actually living at Southfork Ranch as the filming began
rodeos, now hosts open competition rodeos as well as private shows
The original series aired for 13 seasons and became the most-watched series in the world
The show had a successful spin-off series called Knots Landing
More people watched the “Who done it?” episode than the number of voters in that year’s presidential election
original cast members including Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy returned to Southfork Ranch to film two reunion movies
again returned to Southfork Ranch for TNT's reincarnation of the series, bringing back both original cast members and new faces. The show aired for three successful seasons.
Take a Tour of Southfork Ranch!
exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series.