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VIP "Southfork Ranch" Tour with our own Terry Cherry! FUN Gift!

Item Number
227
Estimated Value
$250 USD
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$190 USD to lce86f67d
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Can you hear the theme from Dallas as you browse this item? Constituting America's own Terry Cherry, former president of the National Council of the Social Studies, will guide you through an unforgettable VIP Tour of Southfork Ranch! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the "Dallas" fans in your life! Many outdoor sights to see for a COVID-friendly experience! Limit: Four Guests

Ranch Tour Highlights:
"The Southfork Ranch tour starts from the Visitors Center where a tram will take you and our other tour groups to the famous Ewing Mansion. You'll have a chance to hear a history of the ranch, and see Texas longhorns and American quarter horses along the way.

At the Ewing Mansion, a tour guide will share interesting tidbits about the years of filming, both past and present, and provide insight into the TV characters of the Ewings. Guests are given a full guided tour of the "most famous White House west of D.C." You'll even see J.R.'s famous bedroom!

As you depart the Mansion, you'll be free to stroll through the ranch grounds. Be sure to stop and visit Lincoln's and Longhorns where you'll find Jock Ewing's original 1978 Lincoln Continental. Guests can shop here for Dallas-inspired men's and ladies apparel, decor, and accessories.

You'll also want to stop by the Ranch RoundUp shop in the Visitors Center, featuring a wide selection of Southfork gift items and Texas collectibles."

"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 "Dallas" TV Series was never envisioned to be the winner it became, Dallas was initially scripted as a non-continuing five-part drama. Airing for the first time on April 2, 1978, it ran for five consecutive Sunday nights. Ratings climbed weekly. By the fifth episode, it ranked in the top ten of the week's most watched shows.

On the basis of these impressive numbers, CBS approved thirteen additional scripts and "Season One" officially began the next full season. The success of Dallas continued, with the show airing for 13 seasons until May of 1991. By this time, the series included 356 episodes and had become the most watched series in the world, and had spawned a successful spin-off series in Knots Landing!

"In 1995 and 1997, Dallas original cast members including Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy returned to Southfork to film two reunion movies. The first reunion movie, "JR Returns" aired in 1996, and the reunion sequel, "The War of the Ewings," aired in 1998."

"In the summer of 2012, Dallas 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." 

"For thirteen years, television sets were tuned into 356 episodes of Dallas, one of the longest running TV series in history. Viewers made themselves home at Southfork, the ranch the Ewings called home and where the world was a weekly guest. Now you can visit this famous Texas ranch in person and see for yourself the lifestyle portrayed in the series.
Today, Southfork continues to welcome visitors from around the world, who come to see where Dallas was filmed and to experience the lifestyle made famous by the Ewings."

"Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, year round for guided tours of the ranch. Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live exciting moments from the series in the Dallas Legends exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the series."

"See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's Wedding Dress, the Dallas Family Tree, and Jock's Lincoln Continental. Relax on a guided tour of the ranch grounds. Eat at Miss Ellie's Deli and shop in two themed retail stores, offering a diverse selection of clothing, accessories, gifts, and collectibles."