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Address: Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78363
Phone Number: +1 361-592-8005
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A short-day trip from Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley or San Antonio,...

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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King Ranch Texas

The King Ranch really impacted ranching worldwide not just in Texas. If you like birding and wildlife you'll want to allow time for extra tours. A nice outing for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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San Antonio, Texas
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Kingsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it. It's a "must see once in life" fancy cowboys, country music, country clothing. Food was so good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

King Ranch is broken into four main areas that are not all connected. We visited the Norias portion on a guided bus tour. You must book a tour in order to visit the ranch. The descendants of Richard King have done a fantastic job of devoting themselves to the stewardship of this vast amount of land they own. It is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The King Ranch really impacted ranching worldwide not just in Texas. If you like birding and wildlife you'll want to allow time for extra tours. A nice outing for everyone.

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for Stopping by! More 

Golden, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Museum is in the town of Kingsville. Unless you are arranging a guided tour, this is not the place to be. There is a small gift shop, however.

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us. We do have a few exhibits in our Visitor Center and historic agricultural equipment on the grounds. Plus, for those who are interested in South Texas trees and plants -- we have a riding/butterfly garden and a Native Plant Guide so you can learn more about our natives. Right now there are tons of... More 

Bishop, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Butterflies and Green Jays seen on the grounds at the Visitor Center are a sight to see! Great area for a picnic even if you don't take a tour! Lots of picnic tables and clean restrooms! Good place to stop if you are headed back up from Brownsville or staying on Mustang Island as a day trip. Beautiful brown cattle... More 

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Come back again! More 

Santee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I am 77 now and have been wanting to come here since I was a teen. Finally my wish came true due to my wife and her wonderful ability to plan surprise trips...although I found out about this due to circumstances beyond her control. Captain Richard King and his subsequent heirs have left us with an enormous legacy we can... More 

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks! We are so glad you came to see us! More 

Kingsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Live coming here as a child. Very educational lots of things to see and experience. Loads of information on the whole King Ranch agenda. Now I enjoy bringing my grandchildren so they can learn first hand about the town they and their ancestors live in.

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Come back again soon! More 

Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

You know what they say, anything is bigger in Texas and in this case, it's true- 825,000 acres. Horses, cattle are just some of the P operations they do. Founded in 1853. Be sure to stop by their saddle shop in downtown Kingsville as well. NAS Kingsville is there as well.

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

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Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We drove up from South Padre just to tour the ranch. We got to the tour headquarters about 10:15 and bought three tickets for the 11:00 am 1.5 hour motor coach tour. The grounds and buildings were a little on the sparse side and run down. The gift shop there was adequate. The young lady behind the counter was courteous... More 

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

Our tour guides should not be expressing their personal political opinions as that is not what our tour is about. We appreciate your input and will address this issue with our tour guides. Our bus air conditioning is running smoothly and quite cool now. Great to hear you saw an abundance of wildlife on such a hot day and we... More 

G-Patch, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We started at the Henrietta Museum in town (we thought that was where we picked up the tour) and we were told that we needed to go to the Ranch itself, but that it was only a few minutes away. The nice lady at the museum called to have them hold spots for us on the next tour because we... More 

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Toni M, Guest Relations Manager at King Ranch, responded to this review

We appreciate your input. We have been working on an online ticketing program and hope to have it up and going within the month! Visitors will be able to purchase tickets to the museum or for one of our many types of tours -- holding tickets just does not work and we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We ask our... More 

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