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MacDonald's Ranch

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Address: 26540 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone Number: 480 585 0239
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Highlight of our stay in Scottsdale!

The MacDonald's Ranch was family-owned and much more reasonable than the sales pitched horseback riding ranches we were shown at the Sheraton Desert Oasis. The staff was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Eastpoint, Florida
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Eastpoint, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The MacDonald's Ranch was family-owned and much more reasonable than the sales pitched horseback riding ranches we were shown at the Sheraton Desert Oasis. The staff was very knowledgeable about the desert flora and fauna along the trail ride and very helpful to novice riders like ourselves. They had a small corral of goats, donkeys, and peacocks for children to... More 

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morristown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went with two other people on a group horseback ride. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. She pointed out a bunny, box snake, and cactus information. A little breeze made the ride in the desert manageable. The horses were well trained.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The one hour trail ride was just enough for my daughter and myself! It was fun and educational. The staff is very friendly. My daughter wanted me to be closer to her in the trail line, and I wish I could have been. Overall, friendly staff and fun times! Also, you'll get a buy one get one free for the... More 

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My sister and I traveled to Phoenix for spring break. Came across MacDonald's Ranch by happen chance. Stopped in and they were not sure they could accommodate us on short notice being a busy spring break week. They were GREAT and got us in on the next ride out. Highly recommend though getting reservations a week or so in advance.... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

2 hour trail rides on ~1200 acres. Mini western town for the kids. They also have a stage coach. Location is very close to Phoenix. Very enjoyable. Also great for company outings including steak cook outs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our trail ride. Great guide. No problem for 3 inexperienced riders. Lots of fun for our eight year old.

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Holmes County, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We traveled to Arizona for Spring Break April 2015. We researched several ranches and decided on MacDonald's but forgot to book a ride before traveling. By the time we got around to calling for a reservation the day before we wanted to ride there were only one hour rides available. This was our fault. We should have planned better. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the people working were very friendly and patient with first time riders. We had an entertaining trail guide. Would recommend this

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We came with our tickets bought online but had no reservations. We drove a long way and they found a way to let us on a group tour. We were very thankful. This ranch is organized and ran by knowledgeable staff. It was safe. The views on the trail were amazing. The guides were informative and funny. The petting zoo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Although this was the first time on a horse for my husband and I, we both felt very comfortable. Bryan and the owner gave us a short lession on how to get up in the saddle and to hold the reins so we felt very safe. Our guide, Bryan, was very friendly and gave us interesting facts about plants and... More 

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Address: Address: 26540 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone Number: 480 585 0239
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > North Scottsdale

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