A Day at King Ranch: Fit For A King
Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Especially the historic King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. It's not just a type of Ford truck...it’s a real live working ranch. This South Texas gem is 825,000 acres...larger than the entire state of Rhode Island. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Corpus Christi. The best part? You can take a tour. Check out all the ways you can spend a day at the King Ranch.
Your first stop definitely has to be the King Ranch Visitor Center. This is where you learn about everything this ranch has to offer! Put a piece of the puzzle in the back corner of the Visitor Center then book your tour...or you can book it online before you get there!
The one and a half hour guided tour is a mix of a historic ranch and modern-day workings. See Santa Gertrudis, the King Ranch's breed of cattle, South Texas brush clearing equipment, the grand King home and lots more. Keep an eye out for the amazing wildlife, birds, horses and even a fox or two!
Daily Tour Schedule:
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
No King Ranch trip is complete without a visit to the King Ranch Museum. Located almost right in the middle of Kingsville, Texas, this museum has larger than most exhibits, iconic photos, saddles, rifles, guns and everything else that is required for life on the ranch.
After the Civil War, the rough and tough lands of South Texas caused the King Ranch to create its own saddle suited to their cowboy needs. Today, you can still find some of the highest quality leather craftsmanship in more than just saddles! At the King Ranch Saddle Shop, you can find everything from boots and all things leather to apparel to luggage and of course, the thing that started it all, saddles being made in the shop.
Ranch Hand Breakfast
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Take part in an authentic, hearty, cowboy breakfast, cooked and served outdoors – the Ranch Hand Breakfast! Chow down on eggs, refried beans, biscuits ‘n gravy, sausage, tortillas, coffee, juice and get a taste of the cowboy life on historic King Ranch. Check out the team roping, an old-time cow camp cooking demonstration, storytelling and musical entertainment.