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King Ranch

405 North 6th Street, Area Churches, Kingsville, TX 78363
361 595 1881
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Kingsville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is hard for me to rate. In terms of the bus tour around the ranch, I can't fault the enthusiasm or the knowledge of our guide (thanks Miguel - you were awesome) and for that I would give a 4 to 5 star rating. On the other hand, there were very limited opportunities to get out of the bus... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Toured the ranch with some beef producers. Set up a special tour of the ranch and feedlot. Although we arrived on time we were rushed through the tour and made to feel as if we were an inconvenience. By the time we returned from the tour the gift shop was closed. Most of the tour was a history of the... More

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Napanee, Ontario
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I toured this world famous ranch and we were not disappointed. It is a tract of land bigger than Rhode Island and is almost a city in itself with the school and village with accommodations. We will go back as there was a lot to absorb on a short visit. It would have been nice to interact... More

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Clare, Iowa, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Miguel was our guide on the general tour. He was personable, had fascinating stories, was knowledgeable about history and ranching operations. he even remembered where everyone was from after greeting us as we got on bus! Amazing! We learned so much, saw wildlife and had an enjoyable trip! Well worth the time and money!

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Plano, Texas, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The website says the tour is first come first serve. However, when we got there around 10:30AM, we found out the 11AM tour is full. The reason it was full was because a family made reservation but was not there yet! Didn't realize you can make reservation. It was nice of them to add tours so we got on the... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We took the bus tour of King Ranch. The driver/tour guide provided an interesting and historically informative tour of the ranch including founders, growth, industries, cattle breeds, etc. We came to really appreciate the early settlers and the hard work they put in to their ranch. In addition, we were exposed to the current active workings of the ranch, the... More

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Mirabel, Qc
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273 reviews 273 reviews
172 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This ranch has so much potential to make a tour very interesting... but they almost totally miss the opportunity. If you come to visit the biggest ranch in Texas, an historic ranch... you want to see a big ranch operate: we tought we were going to see hords of long horns and many horses, see some of the buildings and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I had an extra day to fill in Corpus Christi and noticed this place in one of the tourist booklets I had been given by the staff at my hotel. I had never heard of it until the day before I went. It took me about thirty minutes to drive to Kingsville from Corpus Christi, but once I was there... More

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