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“Easter Brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass
5700 North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226
480-502-5600
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Chandler
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: The whole family will enjoy this recreated 1880s Old West town that includes a haunted hotel, trampoline bunjee jumping, a mechanical bull plus staged gun fight shows.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Easter Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Was a very nice brunch. We have been other times, but not to eat, just to walk around & that is always fun.

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Louisville, KY
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“Fun for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Rawhide is a lot of fun with kids. Our 11 year old son had a great time, especially on the rock climbing wall

Visited April 2013
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Edmonton Canada
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“A taste of the wild west”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I wanted to bring our kids somewhere to get a taste of Arizona history. Rawhide was an easy trip down the highway from our hotel. The first night we went we found out they were closed. I forgot their hours as in off peak seasons they vary.

The park itself is free which was the major attraction. We paid about $32 to watch the show at the Six Gun Theater & have the kids gold pan.

The show was fun and the kids really enjoyed it. It was fun for them to see the actors shoot it out during their story playing. Some of the stunts are really great. Wish the show was longer however.

Gold panning - totally not worth the price. I was looking forward to the kids gold-panning like I remember as a child. This is nothing more than digging through sand in a gold pan for painted gold rocks. Not worth the money we spent on purchasing single tickets.

There are some interesting things to look at in the park but the sun was setting and we did a quick walk through the town. It's not a large place but just big enough to give you an impression of the old west.

Stopped into the toy shop which was fun. They have a large selection of metal cap guns. Very cool but in Canada we'd never play with such a thing. Wish I would have bought one however.

The candy store was another stop and we picked up a few candy sticks and candied pecans.

We witnessed a guest being arrested. She was a great sport about it. There is something to keep in mind if you'd like to surprise someone.

This was a nice little outing to give the kids a taste of the old West. That is what I intended to do and I'm happy we went.

On a side note, they have the cannon which was used in the film Wild Wild West with Will Smith. Interesting to see if you liked the movie.

Visited April 2013
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We went to this attraction during Spring Break, as a friend of ours had gone, and said that their kids really enjoyed it, while the Dad thought it was cheesy. I was a little disappointed.

It was later in the day, and there weren't too many people there. Mechanical bull was not working, and the Stagecoach ride was a haywagon ride, and the driver had absolutely nothing to say.
They have mule rides which my son enjoyed. Gunfight show was entertaining.

Was very disappointed in the "gold panning"....first of all, there was only ONE person looking after this AND the rock climbing wall, so we waited a LONG time as he went back and forth. Not his fault, but they really should ensure there is enough staff to run activities. Later on, another person did come and help with the activity, and we appreciated that he was "in character" which made the experience a little better. Also of note, this isn't really gold panning. The gold coloured pebbles are placed in the pan filled with sand and you swirl it around, and pick them out. It is ok , but if you really want to experience gold panning, you should go to Barkerville or Fort Steele in Canada.

Glad that it was 2 for 1 when we went as well, because it definitely would not have been worth the regular admission.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Fun Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our three kids loved this place! It was so much fun! The shows are very entertaining, as well as the cowboys and townspeople walking around. My kids and I got "arrested" by the sheriff of Rawhide and were put in jail! That was hilarious! You or your kids will not be disappointed here! Very fun for the whole family!

Visited March 2013
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