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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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Nice trail ride for beginners

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

They did a great job with our two grandson's who had been on horses before but never really done it "on their own saddle alone" with the reins in their own hands... they showed them the techniques, used well trained and docile but full-size horses, and took them on a 1 hour trial ride they were so excited to have... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm from Texas but this place was absolutely incredible! This facility had everything a rustic lovers designer would want! It captured the essence of a little Ol time country with a hint of rustic. It was fun and to me romantic. There were several outdoor real wood campfires going with quaint little red lanterns for lighting through out the place.... More 

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Rhode Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went for a private ride, try to do this on any vacation. Very friendly staff. Nice horses. Beautiful country, reasonably priced, they do give a cash discount too. Loved Amy

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Sudbury, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good guides and a location in Northern Scottsdale that is very easy to get to. The reconstructed wild west town façade offers lots of photo ops. Unfortunately the desert is fairly flat here so the ride is basic but ok. Not a lot of animals but fairly interesting .

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great for kids of all ages, events all year round, pumpkin patches, horse riding, petting zoo, all other farm attractions. Parking is limited for larger events like pumpkin patch weekends, and Christmas tree time, weekdays are a bit lighter, but overall worth the trip.

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