Daily Ranch Tours
Your journey begins at the historic Santa Gertrudis Creek where Captain King first camped in 1852.
See King Ranch Quarter Horses, Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, our resident Longhorn herd and an abundance of wildlife! View South Texas brush clearing equipment, land-going leviathans conceived and developed on King Ranch to clear mesquite and huisache from the pastures; and the Calera Pens and Camphouse, where at roundup time the cattle are vaccinated, branded and tagged.
Continuing your trip, your guide will explain the history and the modern day workings of the ranch. Watch for the auction arena, the horse cemetery, and the Colony – home of the Kineños or King’s men. Historic buildings you will pass include Mrs. King’s carriage house, the Commissary with its lookout tower, and the grand home built in 1912 by Captain King’s widow, Henrietta.
Guided bus tours operate daily, except for major holidays. Seating is sold on a first-come basis.
Private vehicles are not allowed on King Ranch tours. Only service animals are allowed on tours.
Current Daily Ranch Tour Schedule:
Monday – Saturday: 11 am and 1 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Length of Tours:
$12.00 + tax for adults; $5.00 + tax for children 5-12 years;
$10.00 + tax for seniors, military and students (children 4 and under free)
When you visit, be sure to enjoy one of our other tours as well.
For more information or reservations, contact:
King Ranch Visitor Center
Monday – Saturday: Open 9 am, Close 4 pm
Sunday: Open 12 pm, Close 5 pm
2205 Highway 141 West
PO Box 1090
Kingsville, Texas 78364-1090
Fax (361) 595-1344
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