King Ranch Headquarters

2205 SR. 141 W.
Kingsville, TX 78363- Map It
Phone: (361) 592-8055

AAA Editor Notes

King Ranch Headquarters is w. off SR 141. In 1853 Capt. Richard King purchased the 15,500-acre Rincon de Santa Gertrudis Land Grant and stocked his ranch with longhorn cattle. Climate conditions and a demand for more flavorful and tender beef resulted in the creation of the Santa Gertrudis&#8212;the first beef cattle breed developed in the Western Hemisphere in more than 100 years. Today the ranch comprises 825,000 acres and offers a 90-minute narrated tour that focuses on its history and agricultural operations. A variety of nature tours also are offered.</br>Guided tours are available.</br>
$20; $15 (ages 65+ and students and military with ID); $6 (ages 5-12).
Hours: History and agriculture tours depart Mon.-Sat. at 10, noon and 2, Sun. at 12:30 and 2:30, late Jan.-Apr. 1; Wed.-Sat. at 11 and 1, rest of year. Nature tours depart Oct.-June; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed major holidays.