Southfork Ranch, Parker, Texas
From the Museum, after a brief tour of the grounds, the tour continues in the mansion. From Jock's Living Room, the mansion tour guide provides an interesting history of the house, grounds, and the show. From here, you are free to tour the mansion and the grounds at your leisure. Tours of the mansion began in 1988, and include access to all rooms, which have been decorated in the style that would make a Ewing proud. Each room is named after a Ewing, with the upstairs decorated lavishly for J.R. himself, with a bedroom and bathroom. Memorabilia can be seen throughout the buildings on the ranch, including Jock Ewing's Lincoln Continental, with a mere 35,000 miles on the odometer.
Actual show filming by Lorimar Productions was primarily done in the MGM Studios in California, with scenes filmed outside the house during the summer, in deference to the owners at the time. As fans become aware of on their visit to the mansion, wide angle cameras were used in filming to make everything look larger, especially the pool area. The kitchen is decorated as it appeared in the show. For the Return to Southfork reunion show filmed in October 2004, the inside of the mansion was used for filming.
The Southfork Ranch has expanded in recent years to host a wide range of special events, conferences, meetings, weddings, gift shops, and Miss Ellie's Deli.