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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. The idea was to put unwanted animals together with unwanted kids. Caring for the animals taught these kids a work ethic that saved their lives. After several years full of many fascinating adventures, they invited 10 of these young people to become partners in their company, "The Great American Entertainment Company." Today these business partners are raising their own kids in this wonderful environment


Great American Entertainment — Business Partners, Kids and Crew

A few 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

Today, Great American Lone Star Ranch provides educational experiences that inspire and last a lifetime!

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

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