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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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Great 1 hour trail ride

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

amazing private very nice people! we loved it! the service was just amazing! they really went the extra step to make our experiance very enjoyable

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place could use a face lift but has the right idea. We went to a paintball birthday party. Nothing fancy. Picnic tables, check in building, place to buy a few things...lots of dirt; all the kids had fun and didn't know the difference. Went to the carwash afterwards. It's fair.

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