Southfork Ranch is a conference and event center in Parker, Texas, in the United States, about 25 mi (40 km) north of Dallas. The ranch includes the Ewing Mansion. The house was built in 1970, by Joe Duncan and was known as Duncan Acres, named after his family. Exterior shots were filmed on location from 1978 until 1989, though Lorimar Productions also made a studio mock-up of the ranch's exterior (complete with swimming pool) in California in 1978 for use when the weather made it impractical to film on location in Texas. From 1989, the series's production shifted entirely to the studio set in California.
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The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?" A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.