Whether you’re a sports fan, an outdoor enthusiast, a cowboy at heart or a history buff, Kingsville has something for everyone. We are the birthplace of the modern Texas ranching industry and are known in the area for its diverse heritage, rich history and modern growth. Visitors and families alike have a variety of things to do when exploring Kingsville such as:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is home to the Javelina athletics. This NCAA Division II college sports team has sporting events for the whole family all year long including football, basketball, volloeyball and baseball games.
King Ranch Tours & Museum
At 825,000 acres, this working ranch is one of the largest in the world and is a delight for visitors of all ages. The ranch is home to thousands of head of cattle including the Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz breed developed on the King Ranch and Longhorns to quarter horses and thoroughbreds.
Regularly scheduled history/agricultural one and a half hour long tours of the King Ranch depart daily from the KingRanchVisitorCenter on the west edge of Kingsville. Or sign up for a half day or full day wildlife or birding tour through some of the premier wildlife habitat in the country
The King Ranch Museum is housed in a restored ice house near the Historic Downtown of Kingsville. The museum features Toni Frissell’s photographic essays of cowboy life on the King Ranch during the 1930’s and 40’s and tells the story of King Ranch’s famous vaqueros.
Our historic downtown heralds back to a much simpler time. There are several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Our downtown features shops, boutiques, cafes and an old-fashioned pharmacy that has its very own soda fountain for you to enjoy.
Kingsville Symphony Orchestra
Take in the superb sounds of the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra that holds concerts and events several times a year.
1904 Train Depot Museum
The 1904 TrainDepotMuseum, located in the heart of Kingsville, chronicles the fascinating history of the local railroad system and how it helped industrialize the area and solidified Kingsville’s place as a point of trade in South Texas.
John E. Connor Museum at Texas A&M-Kingsville
Named for the university’s first History professor, John Edwin Conner (1883-1989), the museum began housing his collection in 1925. Since then, the museum has grown to feature a wide variety of historical items native to South Texas.
Birding & Nature Photography
Kingsville is a showcase for an incredible diversity of wintering and resident tropical birds in South Texas. Visit habitats from wetland to grassland looking for birds such as least grebe, crested caracara, vermillion flycatcher, green jay and more. Visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/coastal/central/kingsville-loop for a listing of great local sites for wildlife viewing and photography.
Come and Visit
Whether you’re looking to get away for the weekend or coming to stay for a while, come and see what Kingsville has in store for you. Stop by the Kingsville Visitors Center at 1501 Highway 77, Kingsville, Texas, or give us a call at (361) 592-8516 or view our website at www.kingsvilletexas.com.