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King Ranch

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Having gone to the university in Kingsville, I never took the time to visit King Ranch. Now that... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
McAllen, United States
Worthwhile for international tourists

As some of the reviews here imply, if you grew up in Texas you might consider the 1.5 hour tour of... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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“bus tour”(4 reviews)
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2205 W Highway 141, Kingsville, TX 78363-2922
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A great big God bless you and thank you to Miss Peggy, our tour guide. You went above and beyond the usual tour guide. You did everything but provide boudin. Hehehe You saved the day by taking a lil extra time for me to get...More

Thank lrbihm
Reviewed 19 August 2018

King Ranch visitor center and Saddle shop are okay places to visit. Don't expect too much; if you do, it will be a disappointment. The 30 min video of King Ranch history and their services says it all; nothing new told or explained in the...More

1  Thank Srinivasan K
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Having gone to the university in Kingsville, I never took the time to visit King Ranch. Now that I'm older (and wiser) I love going out on the weekends to explore Texas. We signed up for the hour and a half tour with a guide...More

Thank n0rmalyndaz
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great birding trip at the King Ranch Norias Division with guide Barbara Rapstein. Had some 50 species including 3 (yes 3) Ferruginous Pygmy Owls, Tropical Parula, Orioles and target Sparrows. Barb also gave us a good overview of King Ranch history while going from spot...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 27 April 2018

As some of the reviews here imply, if you grew up in Texas you might consider the 1.5 hour tour of the King Ranch pretty ho-hum. Even for other tourists it has weaknesses, most particularly not being able to get out and see things close...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My wife and I went on an exclusive tour (we had a tour guide and an SUV) which was only interesting to the tour guide. Supposedly the ranch was the origin of the Longhorn cattle (yay!) and a famous race horse (name escapes me -...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Being avid birders but not familiar with Texas Specialties we chose a private tour of the Ranch and boy are we glad that we did. My husband and I spent 4.5 leisurely hours exploring and learning about the history of the ranch in a comfortable...More

1  Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent. Our guide Whiney was wonderful. Bubbly friendly more than willing to answer all our questions. We needed to reschedule due to a sick child. No problem and it was only a day notice. Very interesting store about the ranch. Animals we saw were Alligators,...More

Thank Karmen F
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to. Relaxing country atmosphere. Didn’t think it would be busy in February in middle of week but was wrong. Tour bus driver was delightful and could easily answer questions. A very relaxing tour. Interesting for kids also. Didn’t know about this attraction...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Drove down to Kingsville for the 12N tour of the King Ranch. My overall impression of the ranch was not impressive. Purchasing our tour tickets almost stumped the sales clerk. We had called ahead for 4 tickets (2 couples) and tried to split them into...More

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