This National Historic Landmark was established in 1853 when Capt. Richard King bought 68,500 acres of Spanish and Mexican land grants. Today, King Ranch sprawls across 825,000 acres of South Texas land. It is a working ranch.
Historical and guided tours are offered daily. Nature tours showcase the ranch's abundant wildlife and birds. Available by reservation. Special group tours also are available.
King Ranch Visitor Center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Entrance is immediately west of Kingsville off Texas 141.