Located in the Blue Hills of the Saline River Valley near Victoria, the 7500-acre Dickinson Ranch has been home to 6 generations of Dickinsons; the first of this family arriving in Kansas in 1881. The farming of 1500 acres of crop land and the raising of sheep are prominent on the Dickinson Ranch, however, the pride and major presence on the ranch is their herd of cattle. They have some 450 head of registered cows including Simmental, Angus and Red Angus breeds. Through the years they have raised 4 bulls that have ranked in the top 4 of their breed at various times. In addition to this, they have had 5 bulls in A.I. studs and in the spring of each year, the ranch holds a sale of bulls and heifers. Not only will visitors to the Dickinson Ranch have the opportunity to learn about the cattle and sheep, but their experiences will also extend far beyond the bull pen. The several miles of river bottoms running through the ranch land creates an ideal atmosphere for engaging in many outdoor activities. The Dickinson family offers guided hunting and fishing to its guests. One can hunt the deer and several species of birds that have made their home around the springs on the land, as well as fish for bass, crappie, blue gill and channel cat in the valley's 10 ponds. For those guests looking for activities that don't require waking before dawn, like hunting and fishing do, there are always the options of guided hiking and biking through the hills or horseback riding and hayrack rides. Of course, nothing could complete an experience on the Dickinson Ranch like a home cooked meal and camping under the stars. The meal and camp grounds are provided by the Dickinson family, and for those of you who don't care to camp, they also have indoor overnight lodging available. What's available at the Ranch? Lodging in a ranch house separate from the main headquarters, hunting: deer, prairie chicken, turkey, pheasant or coyotes. Fishing: large mouth bass, crappie, blue gill, perch. Trails: horseback, hiking, biking. Tours: large or small groups, small parties and bus tours. Hayrack rides, campfires, home cooking: catering private parties and company outings. Our specialty is smoked meats with all the fixings and homemade pastries and breads. Come join in on an organized evening tour at the ranch. It begins with a self-guided tour visiting the ranch animals, followed by a hayrack ride through the river bottom and a chuck wagon style meal back at the ranch. Don't forget to visit the craft shop with homemade baked goodies and embroidered items.