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MacDonald's Ranch

Address: 26540 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (North Scottsdale)
Phone Number: 480 585 0239
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Ranked #8 of 69 Attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

we met here for a group ride in December. the horses (most of them) were already saddled up which I understand is not good for horses. we got the feeling that they are not well treated and so this really put a damper on our time. the guide was silent most of the ride.. no interesting factoids about the ride,... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I booked a horseback riding tour for several of my conference attendees with MacDonald's Ranch. The trail guides and ranchers were all amazing with my group. My riders varied in ability and everyone was matched up with a horse for their riding ability. The horses are all well trained. I had several people who road for the very first time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My daughter, granddaughter and myself went on a moonlight ride last New Years Eve. We had never been on a horseback ride, at first we felt like fish out of water, however, the staff made us feel so welcome, eased our fears, and the ride was wonderful, a great experience we will not forget. Hopefully, we can do it again... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I were in a small, 6-person group on a 2-hour trail ride with wrangler John. They matched up rider skill/experience levels with appropriate horses and helped us mount from mounting blocks. Off we went into the dusty, high desert acreage owned by the family that owns & operates the stable. The horses were very well behaved, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

George led us on a fun, relaxing ride. All the staff was welcoming and made us feel like they knew us. Definitely recommend if you're new to riding and are looking for a great introduction to riding!

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UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I can't praise the staff enough. The horses were well looked after and the staff were extremely helpful, particularly as I had never been on a horse in my life. We did a private ride as I was a first timer and did not want the pressure of being in a group. You need to do the ride either early... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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175 reviews 175 reviews
48 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lots of things to do for the kids. It's a little over-priced and not enough shade for the desert heat, but the kids loved it.

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Indiana
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I booked a one hour ride at MacDonald's Ranch. My husband rode a beautiful Belgian draft horse. We had a wonderful time, our guide was fun. He told corny jokes the whole time but he had us laughing. It was a small group so that was nice. The only suggestion I have is to provide a wee... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had an awesome time at the ranch. Husband and I did a 2hour horse back riding with groupon. Everyone was super nice! Had a great time. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

08/29/2014 Just got back from my trip to the ranch and I would recommend this place to anyone looking to do something new or to get out of the house. The horses were very well trained and maintained and the staff was professional and fun. Our guide George really made our trail ride 100 times better really funny and great... More 

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