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You probably had no idea ... that Stephenville, Texas is the home base of the number one traveling “Ag-utainment” company in the country

—Great American Entertainment Co—

and its educational, hands-on attractions. It was founded in 1983 by David and Dianne Linderman and from that first year, the company has been number one of its kind. Their quest is to make sure that every man, woman and child has the opportunity to realize how important agriculture is, and to keep the culture of animals and farms alive and thriving. 

David and Dianne started a traveling Petting Farm that they took to fairs all across the country to allow the young to the young at heart to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with every kind of farm animal, and even some not-so-farm animals such as llamas, wallabies, deer, potbellied pigs, mini donkeys, mini horses and much more. It has become one of the most-visited attractions at any fair, rodeo or event and is one of twelve incredible attractions that Great American Entertainment Company brings to venues all across America.

David and Dianne and mini Christmas tree

Dianne and David Linderman

The most interesting part of the story is, that along the way, David and Dianne worked with troubled teenagers using hard work and animals as therapy. Not only did it work for kids to be responsible for living creatures, but they learned a work ethic that saved their own lives. Ten of them are now partners of this incredible company and are raising their kids in this wonderful environment


Great American Entertainment — Business Partners, Kids and Crew

Six years ago, David and Dianne Linderman, along with their 10 business partners, made the decision to move their company and their families from Oregon to beautiful Stephenville, Texas. Dianne found Stephenville by unfolding a large Texas map, closing her eyes, and asking God to pick the place where they should move. With her finger pointed, she lowered it to the map where it landed on Stephenville...


Great American Lone Star Ranch 

Stephenville, Texas 

Dianne's Ranch Diner map.jpg

Because of the pandemic, we are grounded at home on our 50-acre

Great American Lone Star Ranch 

here in Stephenville, Texas

(and loving every minute of it), but we have had to pivot to new ideas and events that will support our staff and feed our petting farm animals and ponies. We recently launched several very successful ventures that you may have already heard about...

Annual Christmas Festival

Easter Extravaganza

Great American Lone Star Ranch has now become the go-to place in Stephenville, Texas for fun family activities, incredible events, and great food! Coming soon... Weddings, Events, Retreats, an incredible bed and breakfast, Mother Cluckers Ranch Coffee and so much more! 

We can't wait to see y'all! Come as friends, go home as family!!

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