​Top Walking Trails Near Southfork Ranch

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Southfork Ranch is more than just the iconic filming site of the TV show Dallas. With grassy plains and a graceful, tree-lined entryway, the 41-acre property is an ideal spot for a leisurely summer walk – in addition to the property’s famous tour. If you’re craving a bit more action on-property, Southfork offers trail rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Dedicated “wranglers” take guests on horseback along the property’s dedicated horse trail, enjoying the fresh country air and pointing out famous Dallas sites along the way. 

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​Five Tips for First-Time Riders

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A visit to Southfork Ranch isn’t complete until you saddle up. Horses were an integral part of the long-running TV series Dallas, which branded the iconic image of a Stetson-wearing cowboy into the collective mind. In truth, late actor Larry Hagman – who portrayed patriarch slash villain J.R. Ewing in the original and the 2012 reboot – didn’t trust horses.

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How to Prepare for a Mud Run

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Mud runs are obstacle courses with a messy twist and it’s time for you to join the fun! They’ve become increasing popular over the past decade, from the brutal 12-mile Tough Mudder to smaller “fun runs” that are more about getting messy with friends than showing off your impressive rock-climbing skills. The classic mud run was inspired by military training fields. Think rope climbs, balance beams and hurdles – all on a waterlogged dirt field that ensures every participant comes back needing a good shower.  

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​How to Plan a Dallas Wedding, A to Z

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If you’re planning a wedding or event with Western flair, Dallas is the ideal city to host your big day. From cowboys and rodeos to rollicking country and bluegrass bands, The Big D has everything you’ll need to make your Wild West themed event one for the storybooks. Here are a few ways to help infuse your wedding with the spirit of the American frontier while keeping an eye to modern trends.

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