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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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Wonderful experience

I am a amateur bird photographer and signed up for the 8 hr custom tour. I sent my guide, Jim... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David C
Monrovia, California
Fun visiting historic farms and family

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 141 West, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090
+1 361-592-8005
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The tour is very nice air conditioned bus and the guide is very knowledgeable. Depending on when you go you will see various wildlife such as javelinas, wild turkeys and various birds. You will learn how they changed the beef cattle industry in Texas and...More

Thank Bill934
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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

Reviewed 1 October 2017

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 24 September 2017

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

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Chris M, General Manager at King Ranch Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

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
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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