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Southfork Ranch "Dallas" TV Tour
Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Road, Parker TX (25 mi. from Dallas)

 

For a duration of 13 years and 356 episodes, including the one that never happened (fans know what we're talking about), CBS TV's Dallas ruled the ratings week after week and transported viewers into a Texas state of mind as the Ewing family pushed the boundaries of family affairs. Even with the show long gone the Southfork Ranch conveys everything the longhorn state conjures up in the mind of the public.

 

In addition to a guided cruise along a tram from the visitors center and witnessing the physical beauty of the landscape that comprises the ranch, a step inside the Southfork mansion opens visitors up to a full on Ewing family experience with Dallas memorabilia scattered about the premises. What could be better for fans of the series but to see the gun that shot J.R., size themselves up to Lucy's Wedding Dress, let their eyes climb the "Dallas" Family Tree, and stand alongside Jock's Lincoln Continental? Complete the tour with a stop at one of two themed gift shops followed by a bite at Miss Ellie's Deli or fulfill the experience at a Chuckwagon dinner (BBQ, beans, potato salad, biscuits, cobbler, ice tea, etc…) where you can dine from an authentic Old West Chuckwagon and listen to cowboy serenaded campfire songs and ranch hand storytelling. The Southfork Ranch Tour is about as Dallas as Dallas can be, TV show or otherwise.

 

Tour Rates and Schedules

 
Operating Hours:
9:00am to 5:00pm


Tour Schedule:
The last guided tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm every day


Tours depart the Visitors Center approximately every 30-45 minutes, and run continuously throughout the day. Open daily, year 'round, with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.


General Admission:

Adults: $9.50 plus tax

Senior Citizens: $8.00 plus tax

Children (5-12): $7.00 plus tax

Children 4 and under: Free

Groups of 15 or larger: $7.00 per person, inclusive of tax.


Contact Southfork Ranch toll free 800-989-7800 or direct 972-442-7800.


Accommodations can be found nearby at Southfork Hotel

2

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Tour
900 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, Texas

 

In a game of word association, participants would be more likely to bark out "Cowboys!" than the state name of Texas when given the word "Dallas" as the subject. The Dallas Cowboys football team have become synonymous with the city, state, NFL, and the Superbowl all together. They are one of the winningest teams in the league and the highest valued sports franchises in America, bringing in the most revenue of all NFL teams. The Dallas Cowboys Stadium falls in line to the path of success, glitz and glam that the team has built over the last half century although the stadium itself is fairly new being built for opening day in 2009. It is the largest domed stadium in the world, has the world's largest column-free interior and the world's biggest hi-def video screen hanging the length of the distance between each 20 yard line. The exterior, interior, and amenities of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium make this one Dallas attraction worth touring, fan of the NFL or otherwise.


VIP Guided Tour (approximately 1hr to 1 hr 30 min)

 
Knowledgeable and experienced tour guides meet you in the Pro Shop to lead your VIP Guided Tour. Beginning at the Main Club your tour stops include a private suite, the radio and print media press boxes, the Cotton Bowl offices, the Dr Pepper Star Bar and the Ford Motor Company Fountain. After you've seen these areas, your guide will take you down to the event level where you'll see all of the stops on the Self-Guided Tours, including the field, the Miller Lite Club, the post-game interview room and both the Cowboys locker room and the Cheerleaders locker room. Your tour will end in the Cowboys Stadium Pro Shop.


VIP Guided Tour Prices
Adult $27.50
Children/Seniors $22.50

VIP Guided Tour Group Prices (20 people +)
Adult $20.00/person
Children/Seniors $20.00/person


Self Guided Tour


You'll start your Self-Guided tour in the Cowboys Stadium Pro Shop. Self-guided tours give you access to the field, the Cowboys and Cheerleaders locker room, the Miller Lite Club and the post-game interview room. Knowledgeable Tour Guides are stationed in each area to provide you with information and answer your questions about the stadium. On the field, you are invited you to throw passes, run around and take pictures at your leisure. A photo station is found at midfield for fans to get their picture taken on the famous star.


Self-Guided Tour Prices
Adult $17.50
Children/Seniors $14.50

Self-Guided Tour Group Prices (20 people +)
Adult $12.00
Children/Seniors $10.00


TOUR INFORMATION & TIMES
 
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm (Last Tour Departs At 4:30 pm)
Sundays 11 am - 5 pm (Last Tour Departs At 3:30 pm) 
 
NEW TOUR TIMES FOR FOOTBALL SEASON: The day after a regular season Dallas Cowboys home game (preseason not included), tours will run from 8am - 6pm! Rally Day tour times (day before home games) will vary throughout the season.

 

Pro Shop is Open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 6pm and Sunday from 11am - 5pm.

 

To purchase individual tour tickets call 800-745-3000.
To purchase a private tour for your group of 20 or more call 817-892-8688

3

Bonnie & Clyde Tour

 

The names Bonnie & Clyde incite visions of renegade outlaws during the Great Depression's version of the Wild West. Dallas, Texas was home to this infamous couple and throughout the city there are points of interest that tell the tales of their exploits from the lonesome shack where Clyde grew up to the Kaufman County calaboose (tiny overnight jail) where Bonnie spent one night post botched robbery to their various hideouts and ultimately their final resting places, separated in different cemeteries against their dying wishes.

 

There is a annual 5 hour Memorial Day Tour called Running With Bonnie & Clyde guided by the Dallas Historical Society ($50/person) but if you happen to miss this 1 in 365 day opportunity, you can do a self guided tour armed with the Dallas location details and a rent-a-car.

 

Contact the Dallas Historical Society at (212) 421-4500 for more information on upcoming tours or to get details on taking your own Running With Bonnie & Clyde tour.

 

 

Dallas area locations to visit to get the Bonnie & Clyde experience:

 

Chalk Hill Road Elementary School – Bonnie's elementary school

Chalk Hill Road, Dallas, TX (closed but still standing)

 

Kemp Calaboose Kaufman County – Bonnie's first night in jail

304 S. Main Street, Kemp (Downtown Center)

 

Texas Ranger Museum

100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX (1hr 30 min from Dallas)

  If you want to drive a little further, you can visit the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco to view the rifles used to take down the outlaw duo and the pocket watch that Clyde had on him at the time.

 

Huntsville Prison Museum

491 SH 75 North, Huntsville, Texas (1hr from Dallas)

  Within one hour you can visit the Huntsville Prison Museum and see the pistol that Bonnie had in her lap when they were ambushed by the law that laid them to rest.

 

Crown Hill Cemetery – Bonnie's burial site (on Google Map above)

9700 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX

  Tomb inscription: AS THE FLOWERS ARE ALL MADE SWEETER BY THE SUNSHINE AND THE DEW, SO THIS OLD WORLD IS MADE BRIGHTER BY THE LIVES OF FOLKS LIKE YOU.

 

Western Heights Cemetery – Clyde's burial site

1617 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX
  Clyde's grave is off limits, however adventurous souls may wish to consider otherwise. You are visiting an outlaw here, so are you going to let a silly fence stop you? We don't condone this practice, but if you snag pictures send them to us!

You can get more in depth on this expedition by purchasing Traveling History of Bonnie & Clyde here