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Address: Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone Number: +1 361-592-8005
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
Description: A short-day trip from Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley or San...
A short-day trip from Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley or San Antonio, this 825,000-acre ranch is a privately owned National Historic Landmark and offers daily tours on its' Santa Gertrudis division. The King Ranch Museum and Saddle Shop are separate locations in downtown Kingsville. Visitors can watch a video on the history and current operations of the Ranch, as well as explore the butterfly/birding garden on the grounds of the King Ranch Visitor Center. King Ranch Visitor Center is open seven days a week and closed on most holidays. You can practice roping on the grounds, check out our historic chuck wagon, picnic, and bird watch, or check out the store and exhibits inside. Free coffee always!
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Worth a visit - especially if you love birds!

If you want to tour a ranch, see wildlife or soak in some pretty Texas countryside, you will definately want to make sure you plan a visit to King Ranch in Kingsville (TX). Kings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you want to tour a ranch, see wildlife or soak in some pretty Texas countryside, you will definately want to make sure you plan a visit to King Ranch in Kingsville (TX). Kings Ranch was established in 1853 by Captain Richard King. King originally bought over 68,000 acres of land from Spanish and Mexican land grants. The ranch today... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had anticipated seeing the workings of a large ranch, but we saw very little -- a few cattle, a few horses, and a few birds. We rode in an air conditioned shuttle with a driver who gave us some ranch history. We only had one stop, and that was to hear an elderly ranch hand talk to us about... More 

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Sedalia, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We loved the tour and the history of this working ranch, that is known world-wide. When we lived in Kingsville back in the 60's there were no tours, so we were tickled to be able to do this now. Everyone needs to do this tour.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband booked this 9 hour tour at $250 each. I was originally aghast, but after completing it I can understand the fee better. For one thing the fee at that amount helped insure that only serious birders were on the tour. We did not have to put up with fussy or disruptive children or talkative distracting idle conversation or... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Took the bus tour learned a good deal of things about The King Ranch, and the King Family. Also watched the video which I found very educational and useful.

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Rockport, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We decided to take a bus tour for visit the ranch. The guide driver was very good and she have an extended knowledge of the history of the ranch in many details. The trip was 2 hours, we stopped many times for take pictures of cows and some deer faraway, the nice part of this trip was when we stopped... More 

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Wingham, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We took the tour by bus to see part of the ranch. The driver was very good at explaining in her slow Texan drawl the lay of the land, and she had some interesting stories. We saw the beautiful long-horned cattle, cowboys, huts, the original home, pasture. The driver drove slowly enough to allow us to take photos. It was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm a native Texan and I've heard about the King Ranch all my life. I finally had the opportunity to visit and we enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide, Jan, was very interesting and made sure to point out all the wildlife possible. We were lucky enough to see quail, turkey buzzards, hawks, deer, and wild turkey along with... More 

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Sioux Falls
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited the King Ranch on New Years Eve day (Dec 31). Because we were traveling through, we did not want to get turned away due to tours being full, so we arrived at the King Ranch about an hour before the office/store/visitors center even opened and waited for them to open. I had read about discounted admission rates (we... More 

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Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We had expected to see some workings of the ranch. Our driver on the bus told us about moving cattle here, moving cattle there, but a member of the tour had to ask about how that is accomplished! Liked seeing the cattle, the horses, but the stop at the weaver house, where we FINALLY got to hear from a real... More 

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