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Southfork Ranch is the premier special events venue and meeting destination in the Dallas, Texas metro area, as well as one of the city’s top tourist destinations.  We offer positions in, retail, food and beverage, tourism, and event planning

We are the legendary home of the TV series Dallas, made famous by the Ewing Family from 1978 until 1991 and are open year-round for special events, tours and horseback riding.  Our ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude, strong work ethic, flexible schedule and has a desire to provide excellent customer service.  Our team members are as important to us as our guests and we look for candidates who take pride in providing exceptional customer service and understand the importance of preserving and protecting our resources here at the Southfork Ranch.

Welcome

Southfork Ranch is the premier special events venue and meeting destination in the Dallas, Texas metro area, as well as one of the city’s top tourist destinations.  We offer positions in, retail, food and beverage, tourism, and event planning

We are the legendary home of the TV series Dallas, made famous by the Ewing Family from 1978 until 1991 and are open year-round for special events, tours and horseback riding.  Our ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude, strong work ethic, flexible schedule and has a desire to provide excellent customer service.  Our team members are as important to us as our guests and we look for candidates who take pride in providing exceptional customer service and understand the importance of preserving and protecting our resources here at the Southfork Ranch.

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Location
Parker, TX

Season
Year-Round

Industry
Events & Retail

Housing
None

Meals
Some

The 411

Location
Parker, TX

Season
Year-Round

Industry
Events & Retail

Housing
None

Meals
Some

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About Southfork Ranch

Events

Southfork Ranch sits on 357 acres of land and we have 63,000 square feet of indoor event space and over 200 acres of outdoor event space.

The Southfork Ranch Conference and Event Center is open year round for special events such as weddings, corporate gatherings and retreats, non-profit fund raisers, group and school events, holiday parties, and themed social events typically ranging from 500-50,000 guests.  

Southfork Ranch hosts outdoor events such as concerts, social events, markets, rodeos, and picnics.

We also offer a variety of day-long and overnight packages that allow gusts to experience like a Ewing!

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Daily Operations

Made famous on the TV Show ‘DALLAS,’ The Ewing Mansion is open daily for guided group tours.

The Visitor Center, gift shop, and museum are open daily for tourists and DALLAS fans who visit from around the world.

We are also a fully functioning ranch featuring trail rides, horseback riding lessons, and we serve as the home to various livestock such as cows, llamas, chickens and a whole bunch more.

Southfork Ranch History

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.

 

Southfork Ranch History

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.

'DALLAS'

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.

Rex Maughn

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.

Map & Directions

​To get to Southfork Ranch; take US Highway 75/Central Expressway North to Exit #30, Parker Road. Take a right and travel east on Parker Road for approximately 5.5 miles.

You will reach the intersection of FM 2551 South (also known as Hogge Road or Murphy Road), where you’ll take a right. The entrance to Southfork will be immediately on your left.

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FAQ

Do you offer housing?
No. All team members are residents of the Dallas, TX metropolitan area and are responsible for finding and maintaining their own housing.
Do you employ seasonal team members?
No, we do not employ seasonal team members.