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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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Birding on the King Ranch.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This trip was very fun & learn alot about the history of the King Ranch & the family The history was the best part of this tour Must like to hear about cattle, horses, & wildlife to enjoy this tour So if you do the tour is for you You will love it

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New Bern, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are interested in horses, cattle, farming, of history this ranch tour is for you. The King Ranch is legend, and is still being managed as a working ranch. The bus tour is informative, and you do get to see many of the activities of the ranch. It is obvious that this is still a true cattle and horse... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This King Ranch history is fascinating and the tour showed some of the land and way of life. Today we got to see some of the cattle, a bit of the wildlife and only a few birds. Guess it was too cold At the ranch they show a film on the history which was interesting but I would have liked... More 

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