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King Ranch

Address: Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone Number: +1 361-592-8005
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Kingsville
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
Owner description: A short-day trip from Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley or San Antonio, this 825,000-acre ranch...
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Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Edinburg, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Got a late start to Kingsville but made it for the last tour of the day. The small bus was full and the temperature fluctuated. Our driver guide started with a short history (there is a 30 min film that gives you good background), then proceeded to talk while driving. It might have been better with a driver and tour... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We visited the King Ranch and took the tour of the ranch. Me and my wife were very pleased and we will return again this year to the museum. The lady tour guide was very informed and took her time to explain just about every detail that was asked. You could tell she enjoyed her job, what a great job... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We went to the visitor centre and took the bus tour around the ranch. The bus driver was very knowledgeable and informative. We saw a lot of native wild life and even saw an alligator in the swamp area! The kids had a terrific time and particularly liked browsing in the gift shop afterwards. We felt this gave us a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

there is a good tour here in a small bus. They go into the history of the place, and point out a lot of local stuff. the "colony" where the staff live is very interesting, as is the main house. Watch the video to prepare properly - this is a huge operation, all dating back to one guy who started... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The tour was informative, even my 5 year old enjoyed it. Our guide had complete knowledge of the ranch and made it very enjoyable. He was able to answer any questions we all had. I believe his name was Roger. Recommend you visit!

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Georgetown, TX
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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We did a combo of the ranch tour, and the museum tour. Museum is in town of Kingsville. Ranch tour OK, really can't see very much other then lots of cattle, etc. The video they do before tour is more interesting, the King family has long deep roots in the area, and has an expansive business empire that I'm sure... More 

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was just one of my "must see" in Texas and I was over the moon after the visit. If you are into the history of US this is the Place. From mid 1800 up to our modern World the family King is still running this impressive ranch and company. Entrepreneurship at its best and proof of that everyting is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

very nice recommend to everyone that the ranch is very well maintain make sure you spend time at the main house

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went for the Ranch Hand Breakfast for this year. Been going for the past few years. As always it was a real treat. Every year there's something different in a good way. The people that went with us had a great time. 11-22-2014

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We joined Jim in the field for a half day of birding. We were there specifically for the birding on the ranch. The birds were amazing and our guide as good as it can get. Truly a highlight of our trip to Texas.

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