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“Very interesting Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of King Ranch

King Ranch
Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
+1 361-592-8005
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching
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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!
Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Very interesting Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Very knowledgeable tour guide, definitely a must-do. We saw lots of native wildlife and after the tour went into town to the King Ranch Saddle Shop.

Visited March 2012
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“King Ranch Is Much More Than a Ranch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

King Ranch offers a visitor the opportunity to observe many valuable lessons: stewardship of the land and its flora and fauna, breeding of horses and livestock, diversity of enterprises and entrepreneurship, loyalty,community, and hard work and grit, and how it all is affected and affects the local history.

Visited August 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

i Liked everything about it their Ranch Hand Breakfast their small Redeo the Tours . Storytelling the works

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“Excellent Overview of the Operations of this Historic Ranch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We all have heard of the King Ranch, but do not know much about it other than it is BIG. This hour and a half tour bus tour fills in the picture. You learn the fascinating background of how a riverboat captain founded it and his descendants built on his work. Definitely worth a visit to learn this unique American success story.

Visited June 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“A must do in Kingsville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Ranch tours are a great chance to see livestock and often wildlife. The history of the King family and ranch is fascinating.

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