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This Historic Piece of Texas Movie History Could Be Yours

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of land where Gus and Woodrow once roamed in Lonesome Dove, now’s your chance. The Wildcatter Ranch, used as a set for the classic miniseries and the film The Sons of Katie Elder, was recently put up for sale. The historic 1,484-acre ranch could be yours for a cool $14.975 million.

The price tag includes a gorgeous 15,436-square foot house, 16 cabins, a restaurant, two smaller homes, horse barns, a 16-room hotel and an amazing view of the North Texas Hill Country.

The Wildcatter lies 90 miles outside of Fort Worth on the Brazos River. It’s one of the most historic ranches in Texas history.

“Wildcatter Ranch is steeped in history and its serene and peaceful setting is the perfect place to relax and reconnect,” says Michael Crain of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realty. “As a turnkey property that is fully operational, this is a rare opportunity to generate income while sharing a Texas treasure.”

Pictures from the property’s real estate property showcase the ranch-style glamour of the property.

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The ranch even comes with a small movie theater.

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Company retreats and large family reunions often make use of the Wildcatter. Guests from all over the world travel to the resort to stay in the cabins and hotel.

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The Wildcatter is home to Big Boy, a longhorn with the third largest pair of horns in the state.

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The video below gives a closer look at the expansive property.

The property also includes horseback riding, an archery range, fishing, a sporting clay shooting range and a spa. There’s also 25 miles of hiking and bike riding trails throughout the serene property. The ranch and resort is just a short drive to Possum Kingdom Lake.

You can find out more about this amazing property here.

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