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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 6 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
14 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I feel really bad writing an non-favorable review of the King Ranch, because I really wanted to like it. You're basically on a tour bus for an hour and a half. The tour guide was kind and knowledgeable, but it was just too long to stare at empty prairies. A few migrating birds were pointed out and that's nice, but... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We did the tour museum combo upon the advise of a museum employee who pointed the way to the ranch visitor center to purchase tickets. Bus tour started at noon. Our driver/tour guide "Dusk" was very informative and did a great job. The bus tour was about 90 minutes long. We continued on to the museum and viewed a couple... More

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