Kingsville is a city in the South Barrier Coast region of Texas. Originally meant to be a supply/commerce center for the King Ranch when it was created as a planned city in 1904, Kingsville has evolved to incorporate a naval air station and a Texas A&M campus (TAMUK) as well. However, its identity will always probably be inseparable from the ranch.
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- King Ranch Museum, 405 N 6th St. Here you can learn all about this rather insanely-sized beef and game ranch that dominates life around Kingsville and was its reason for being. Tel: +1 361-595-1881. Tu-F 10AM-4PM.
- John E Conner Museum, 905 W Santa Gertrudis St (on Texas A&M-Kingsville campus). A natural history museum, and if you are into hundreds of mounted animals and deer heads staring at you, you're in luck. Tel: +1 361-593-2810. F-Sa 10AM-4PM.
- 1 The 1904 Train Depot Museum, 102 E Kleberg Ave, ☏ . M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 11AM-2PM. One of the King/Kleberg family dynasty's pet projects was getting a railroad to pass through their town, Kingsville, which they did, right at about the same time it was platted. This is also the location of the Kingsville Visitor Center.
- 1 Kaufer-Hubert Memorial Park, Farm to Market Rd 628 Exd, Riviera. Beach and fishing pier on the Baffin Bay
- Bray's Smokehouse, 1500 Brahma Blvd. Here you can get your photo taken by the big brahma sculpture outside, then go in and tackle some beef entree or other ranch thing. Tel: +1 361-221-1100. M-W 11AM-9PM, TH-F 11AM-10PM.
- 1 King's Inn, 1116 S County Rd 2270, Riviera, ☏ . This established restaurant overlooking the Cayo del Grullo specializes in serving fried seafood.
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|Routes through Kingsville|
|Victoria ← Corpus Christi ←||N S||→ Harlingen → Brownsville|