Must-See Mansions in Dallas

In 1978, Dallas aired as a prime time television soap opera in which Southfork Ranch was the Ewing family home. For 13 years, Americans were captivated by the Ewing family’s massive oil empire and their larger-than-life Dallas lifestyle. The show set rating records and captivated millions of viewers across the world. The series finale of the original series aired on May 3, 1991.


Still today, we continue to welcome visitors from around the world who want to see where this beloved show was filmed and experience the ranch lifestyle made famous by the Ewing family. Southfork Ranch is open year-round for guided tours of the ranch where you can tour the mansion and see the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's Wedding Dress, the Dallas Family Tree, and Jock's Lincoln Continental.


Take a tour of the ranch and hear about its history first-hand. See Texas longhorns and American quarter horses along the way before touring the infamous mansion. Southfork Ranch also offers packages, trail rides, and catered group tours. Southfork's unique facilities have also created an internationally respected conference and event center for meeting planners.


Other Must-See Mansions in the Dallas area:

  • Old City Park - This park features restored buildings, including the Millermore Mansion, which was built just before the Civil War.

  • Thistle Hill - A Georgian Revival mansion built in 1903 and remodeled in 1910.


Located just minutes from key areas of the Metroplex, Southfork Ranch is a legendary ranch that offers a full-service venue complete with on-site catering, two full-time event planners and a beautiful Dallas setting you won’t find anywhere else. Contact us at or call 972-442-7800 for more information.

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