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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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different levels of tours, Visitor Center is fun to look through.

I have been to King Ranch more than one occasion. I went when I was younger, traveling with my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gina R
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Denton
Private Birding Tour

On our recent vacation to the lower Rio Grand Valley, my husband and I took a 4 hour private tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy M
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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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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  • Average12%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to King Ranch more than one occasion. I went when I was younger, traveling with my parents. I loved it then, as my Father's family were from Kingsville, Texas and it started my love for Texas History and my heritage. When my...More

Thank Gina R
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive review. We would love to have you back for the Ranch Hand Breakfast on Nov. 18!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent vacation to the lower Rio Grand Valley, my husband and I took a 4 hour private tour of a portion of the ranch, with our primary focus on birding. We had booked this several months previous to our trip. Our guide was...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been planning to visit King Ranch and take the tour since we moved to Corpus Christi a year and a half ago. Finally, decided to do this for our 46th anniversary. We visited the Museum on a Friday and took the ranch tour...More

1  Thank FXDC2011
Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind words. We've forwarded your nice comments to your tour driver, Will. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

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 27 July 2017 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 14 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

1  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 31 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.

1  Thank Grampa1951
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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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