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King Ranch

405 North 6th Street, Area Churches, Kingsville, TX 78363
361 595 1881
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Kingsville
Type: Ranchs
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
Description: A short-day trip from Corpus Christi, this 825,000-acre ranch offers tours, a country barbecue and much more.
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Moore, Oklahoma
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253 reviews 253 reviews
35 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Houston, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
15 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you ever have the chance to take a guided tour of the King Ranch, don't miss it. This is the only way to get onto the ranch itself (there is a separate museum in nearby Kingsville). It is a 90 minute bus tour on which you will see cattle, horses, varied wildlife, and a number of important working areas... More

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Katy, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

The was a great bus ride with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We saw lots of wildlife too. It would have been nice to have the ability to get out and walk around the barns, see more of the feedlots etc. It was great for history but not very up close.

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