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King Ranch

Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
+1 361-592-8005
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Kingsville
Type: Ranchs
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 is a privately owned National Historic Landmark... more » 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! « less
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Muleshoe, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We we pleased to have visited the famous King's Ranch. We enjoyed the tour of the ranch and seeing the cattle out grazing. They had rain and every was green and lush. The architecture is unique and worth the trip. They had a small but excellent gift shop. For folks interested in Cattle Ranches, put this on your bucket list.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If u like texas history you will enjoy the tour. Be sure to watch the short information movie on the history of how the ranch got started. The King ranch is very diverse.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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258 reviews 258 reviews
36 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Positives: convenient location near historic downtown, ample parking Negatives: relatively few exhibits, no inside photography From its beginning, Texas has been a land of superlatives. Residents proudly proclaim everything is bigger there. Probably no institution represents that claim better than King Ranch. Tours of the actual property are available but we were concerned about riding in a bus over ninety... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What can I say lots of grass. You also get to see cows and horses. Mainly just a bus ride around the ranch. The video they showed before the bus ride was good. But after that it was kinda a fight to stay awake. Kinda overpriced for what you get to see.

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Harrison
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I wish they would offer more time choices for tours during summer months and Saturdays. We arrived just after the last tour at 1:00 so we only got to go in the visitor center. It was my birthday and we drove way out of our way to see the ranch and there was nothing to see ... Was disappointed. I... More

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Toni M, Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Even though we only offer 2 scheduled tours a day during the summer months, we do call in guides for additional tours regularly. Private tours can be booked in advance as well. I will visit with all of our cashiers to make sure that they are informing our Visitors' that we do offer additional tours if we have at least... More

Corpu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

How can you possibly miss the most famous ranch in the world? Time well spent and the history lesson is terrific. If you are in the area the last Saturday before Thanksgiving, they put on a huge cowboy breakfast. Just do it.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My mouth waters as I remember the great food they served us all. Southern Hospitality at its best! As we say in TEXAS: "Y'ALL COME!"

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Tolar, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a great 2 hour bus tour of the ranch with a narrator that knows about every inch of the ranch, the herds, the employees and the founders. Great bargain @ $10.00

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Edenton, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited the King Ranch and it was very interesting and informative. However, being a working ranch who still uses horses - our guide could not tell us where Wiimpy P 1 was buried. They have wonderfully marked graves for the thoroughbreds. I would have thought they would have been more informative of the Quarter Horses. What happened to Wimpy... More

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Marlboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There's not much good to say. We stopped off here on the way from South Padre Island to San Antonio. Unfortunately, the kids (ages 5-15) found license plate watching in the car more interesting than the ranch tour. So, did the adults! A small bus took us around the ranch but never let us get off. All we saw was... More

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