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King Ranch

Address: Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone Number: +1 361-592-8005
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Kingsville
Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
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...
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Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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!

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Georgetown, TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We did a combo of the ranch tour, and the museum tour. Museum is in town of Kingsville. Ranch tour OK, really can't see very much other then lots of cattle, etc. The video they do before tour is more interesting, the King family has long deep roots in the area, and has an expansive business empire that I'm sure... More 

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was just one of my "must see" in Texas and I was over the moon after the visit. If you are into the history of US this is the Place. From mid 1800 up to our modern World the family King is still running this impressive ranch and company. Entrepreneurship at its best and proof of that everyting is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

very nice recommend to everyone that the ranch is very well maintain make sure you spend time at the main house

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went for the Ranch Hand Breakfast for this year. Been going for the past few years. As always it was a real treat. Every year there's something different in a good way. The people that went with us had a great time. 11-22-2014

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We joined Jim in the field for a half day of birding. We were there specifically for the birding on the ranch. The birds were amazing and our guide as good as it can get. Truly a highlight of our trip to Texas.

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Midland, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Spent half a day on a private tour of the ranch. It was excellent and would highly recommend for anyone with an interest in ranching or Texas history! Good overview of the ranch and its heritage. Our guide (Marlett) was excellent--tailoring the tour to the areas of the ranch that we were interested. Saw quite a bit of wild life--deer,... More 

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Kingsville, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visiting the King Ranch will give you a great view of excellent ranching and raising quarter horses. There is so much history to the ranch. One can see the great contribution the King Ranch made to south TX. Its history has given it a very respectable reputation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We took a tour bus and though it was informative I was a little bored. The hi light was a gentleman that worked the ranch since he was a kid got in the bus to tell us the story about the horse that he nursed back to health when he was a child and that horse went on to win... More 

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Tryon, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As a King Ranch F-150 owner we wanted to see the place associated with our great vehicle. What a disappointment. For starters, there's no clear signage to find the place. Then, if you look at Biltmore as the gold standard for destination tours, this tour is a 1 out of 5. This was such a let-down ... we wanted to... More 

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Muleshoe, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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