Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Kingsville: King Ranch Museum

The King Ranch Museum offers  insight about the ranch through artifacts, videos and particularly the large-scale Toni Frissell photos depicting Kineños in the early 1940s. These stunning black-and-white images, part of an extensive collection from the Library of Congress, portray engaging moments of families at work and play, offering a candid view of life on King Ranch. Another highlight is the 1949 Buick Eight known as El Kineño, a hunting car customdesigned for Congressman Richard M. Kleberg Sr., complete with rifle holders and a Running W chrome hood ornament.

Watch our Vaqueros of South Texas video to learn more about the Chisholm Trail in Texas.  This video was produced for inclusion in our Chisholm Trail mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • 405 North 6th. Street
  • Kingsville, Texas
  • 78363


Hours & Fees

  • Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

  • Adults: $10, Seniors/Military/Students: $8, Children (5-12): $4, Children (3 and younger): Free


Photo Gallery

Click on any image to view the photo gallery.

  • Exterior of King Ranch Museum, Photo by Valerie D. Bates