King Ranch

Daily Ranch Tours

Your journey begins at the historic Santa Gertrudis Creek where Captain King first camped in 1852.


Come see King Ranch Quarter Horses, Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle, our resident Longhorn herd and an abundance of wildlife on King Ranch. View South Texas brush clearing equipment, conceived and developed on King Ranch to clear mesquite and huisache from the pastures, as well as the Calera Pens and Camphouse, where at roundup time the cattle are vaccinated, branded and tagged.

Throughout your trip, your guide will explain the history and the modern day workings of the ranch. You’ll get the chance to see the Auction Arena, the horse cemetery, and the Colony—the home of the Kineños or King’s men. You will pass historic buildings that 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.

Book your tour online at the button below. You can also email to learn more about King Ranch’s tours.

Length of Tours: 1.5 hours.

Daily Tour Schedule:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

King Ranch Visitor Center Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Seating is sold on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked on line in advance. Please note that private vehicles are not allowed on King Ranch tours. Only service animals are allowed on tours. 

Daily Ranch Tour Ticket Prices:

$20 + tax for Adults
$15 + tax for Seniors (ages 65+), Military, and Students
$6+ tax for Children
Free for toddlers 4 and under