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King Ranch Visitor Center

#1 of 13 things to do in Kingsville Features Animals
Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
+1 361-592-8005
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A Genuine Texas Experience

Great tour for history, bird and wildlife buffs! Highly recommend watching the video at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda B
Houston, Texas
King Ranch tour

Visitors Center was nice with a good video. The tour was good but could have been about 15-30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim S
via mobile
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
+1 361-592-8005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour for history, bird and wildlife buffs! Highly recommend watching the video at the visitor center before going on the 1.5 hour tour as it puts into context the significance of this historic ranch. Our tour guide Lois was knowledgeable, and would pull over...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors Center was nice with a good video. The tour was good but could have been about 15-30 minutes shorter.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

They had alot of information for that area...They greated you with a smile when we walked in and helped you find the information when i couldn't find it...

Thank karen w
Reviewed 23 June 2017

There was a lot of information available at the visitor's center, but the visitor's center and the ranch tour should not be considered one and the same. They are individual events. It is a prelude to the tour. Definitely need to need to see the...More

1  Thank TennesseeTraveler99
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Big thanks to Tom and Peggy! We took a special interest tour last week and it really was tailored to our interests. Our guides were really knowledgeable, gracious and funny. We got to see aspects of the ranch and ranch life (and all that live...More

Thank cheim
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Learned about the history, present operations, and future plans for this historic place. The bus tour showed me the main house and grounds, tcattle and horses and wildlife.

Thank Marianna S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The video was great. It actually was better than the bus tour. Great place to shop for souvenirs. Staff was very helpful. But stay away from the free coffee. It is so watered down I dumped mine out.

Thank Grampa1951
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife and I did a 4 hour private tour,mainly concentrating on the cattle industry. The guide, Martell, knew her stuff and was very educational and informative. The pre-tour introductory film was very good-a short but broad introductory insight into the company set-up. We wanted...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 29 May 2017

If you are a Texas enthusiast, you must visit the King Ranch. We took a 4-hour private tour with Peggy Hayes, and she was amazing. I highly recommend asking for her by name. I could not believe how rustic the ranch still was - like...More

Thank 54Cottontop
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was a good overview of the King Ranch history and a chance to see the impressive area covered by the ranch. We saw horses and cattle along the way, plus lots of wide open spaces!

2  Thank Jgshake
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rf s
23 April 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your question. Our Loop Road Tours are available Wednesday through Saturday and leave from our visitor center at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Give us a call at (361) 592-8055 and we'll be happy to help you set up a tour.
Maggie P
30 March 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Please call us directly at 361-592-8055 and we would be delighted to tell you about the variety of birding tours offered. Right now our all day spring birding tour is in full swing, or you can book a private 4 hour tour if... More
30 March 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Yes we do have a private, special interest tour which in my opinion is the best way to go! Our daily tour is 1.5 hours long and follows a 12 mile route through our cattle and quarter horse breeding operations. With the... More