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King Ranch Visitor Center

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Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
+1 361-592-8005
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Excellent tour

Our tour guide was Jan. She was very well informed and was interesting and very personable! We has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pat M
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Greencastle, Indiana
Nice gift shop and friendly staff

We came to see what we could of the King Ranch after going to their Museum. (Which we highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
susan W
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was Jan. She was very well informed and was interesting and very personable! We has a bus of 40 senior citizens and the tour was enjoyed by All!

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to see what we could of the King Ranch after going to their Museum. (Which we highly recommend) The visitor center had a wonderful young lady working. Friendly and answered questions about the tour. We did not have time for the tour but...More

Thank susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the visitor center and learned a lot from the video got some souvenirs saw two Longhorn and a few cows did not take the tour but did go to the Saddlery Shop awesome

Thank Tammy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 3 1/2 hour wildlife tour with Barbara as our guide. It was a wonderful afternoon! Because another larger family had also booked the same time, they split the guests into 2 separate tours and our family of 4 had the whole tour...More

Thank TexasMom333
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! We've passed your kind words along to Barbara. We hope you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the general tour and got a great overall history of King Ranch. Being in the cattle business, would have liked to see more of the daily operation up close - consider the 4 hour tour if this is you.

Thank Biolau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great guide and she thoroughly explained the history of the King Ranch, the development of the cattle and horses, the role of the cowboys, etc. Plus, we saw everything from Longhorns to many deer and turkeys, and of course, their signature Santa...More

Thank ernestjahntraining
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the visitor center, Marlett and Jan our tour guide, were so welcoming! Jan was a wealth of information about the history and the animals we saw on the tour. It was a step back in time. I saw a lot of native...More

Thank stacyw44
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We've passed your comments on to Marlett and Jan. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

I am a amateur bird photographer and signed up for the 8 hr custom tour. I sent my guide, Jim Sinclair, a list of the birds unique to South Texas I wanted to see we saw most of them and great photos! Wonderful day, great...More

Thank David C
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

David, We're so glad you had a great experience. We've forwarded your kind words to Jim.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very cool to see the history of southern Texas!! Not much else to do in the area so you might as well partake!

Thank Loveatvz
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had the pleasure of having Marlett Bahn for our Special Intrest tour guide who was a fantastic guide at that. We primarily focused on the history of the King Ranch, and the Santa Gertrudis cattle/Quarter horse operation. If you are visiting the area and...More

Thank Dylan N
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dylan, Thank you for your kind review. We've forwarded your message to Marlett. Let us know if you need an application for that ranch hand/cowboy job....

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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.
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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
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emullinax
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
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