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It all started in 1983, when David and Dianne Linderman created the Great American Entertainment Company, and since 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 an opportunity to realize how important agriculture is, and to keep the culture of farming and ranching alive and thriving.

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David and Dianne Linderman

The Great American Entertainment Company LLC, brings its petting farms, pony rides, cooking shows, and a total of 14 different beautiful attractions to fairs, rodeos, movie sets, and events across America and has been providing these incredibly important, educational, and entertaining experiences for 38 years.

The most interesting part of the story is David and Dianne’s work with troubled teenagers. They found that by using hard work and animals as a therapy, not only did kids learn how to be responsible for living creatures, but they also developed a work ethic that saved their own lives. Ten of them are now partners in this incredible company and are raising their own kids in this amazing environment.

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The Great American Crew

Six years ago, Great American Entertainment Company made the move to Texas from its long-time home in Oregon. The company is now headquartered in the town of Stephenville, also known as the Crossroads of Texas. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful town, which has highways that lead to all the major Texas towns and cities, such as Dallas (one hour and twenty minutes away), Fort Worth (one hour away), Austin (two hours away), Waco (one hour away), and only thirty minutes to the historic lake town of Granbury, Texas. 

The whole company fell in love with Texas and bought five beautiful vacation homes in Stephenville and Granbury. David and Dianne are entrepreneurs and along with these beautiful vacation rentals, they created a Cooking Academy and Ranch Adventure for kids at Great American's ranch in Stephenville, and also in the works is a wedding venue, and the newest idea, Dianne's Ranch Diner—farm-to-table recipes that we create, freeze, and customers pick up at the ranch. In addition, we are developing an absolutely incredible retreat center at the beautiful Great American Lone Star Ranch.

David and Dianne Linderman will never lose sight of what’s important; professionalism, dignity, love, and vision are the heart of their management style. They are committed to quality in everything that matters with their employees, partners, clients, animals, and all their ventures.

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The Great American Lone Star Ranch

Stephenville, Texas

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