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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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17599 E Peak Lane Exit #219 on Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85141
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Southern Arizona Full-Day Historical Tour from Phoenix

This day tour gives you the chance to venture south from the Phoenix area to see several historical sites that visitors come from around the world to see. This allows you to experience several very old locations that were so important in the history of Arizona. Luckily they have been preserved so visitors can still enjoy them as they have for hundreds of years. <br>- Casa Grande Ruins National Monument<br>- Picacho Peak State Park<br>- San Xavier Del Bac Mission in Tucson<br>- Tumacacori National Historic Park<br>- Lunch included
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kathleen w wrote a review Mar 2021
Greenwood, South Carolina53 contributions13 helpful votes
Not just for kids. This is a well run tourist attraction that you will feel you got your money's worth. See and feed donkey, deer, ostrich,goats, bunnies,ducks , chickens, parakeets and stingrays.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Marilee wrote a review Mar 2021
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We brought a tortoise named George to Rooster Cogburn Ranch to be a part of their future tortoise habitat and live out his life at a wonderful environment. The staff treated us like VIP's and all were so caring about the animals. This is a wonderful place to visit and bring your company. It's a great place for families, children, and adults to feed and learn about many types of animals.
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CindyLou2262 wrote a review Mar 2021
Denver, Colorado4848 contributions307 helpful votes
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Rooster Cogburn This is a must into an Arizona. If you are driving from Phoenix to Tucson it is exit 219. We had a blast (I did more then Ed). So many things to feed and the experience was so incredible even for my age. My husband and I had to split up because I had a little dog with us, she was not allowed to go in. Be extremely careful when you are trying to get pictures with the kissing goats because they tried to eat my hat, LOL. The are Ostrich are super aggressive. Trying to take a selfie, one snuck in and grabbed my cup of food that had my attention finger attached to it, ouch, one also bit me. And to think, my bucket list has always wanted to ride one, well, no longer. I think my favorite highlight of the day it was actually to feed the birds, Lorikeets. I remember seeing them in the wild when I was in Australia, one of the prettiest birds I’ve ever seen. One of the kissing goats tried to eat my hat, I was able to capture that on video because I was taking a selfie, LOL. You can feed stingrays, bunnies, chickens, little horses, there is a lot to do and I am so appreciative of the horns on those beautiful deer. I WOULD RECOMMEND.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Bee80204 wrote a review Feb 2021
Denver, Colorado3345 contributions169 helpful votes
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Saw this place on the drive to Tucson and decided on a whim to visit it as we didn’t have plans in Phoenix. There is plenty of parking and two choice for entrance packages. Packages are for entry fee and feed for the animals. There are no options for entry only. One package for all animals except stingray at $12 and with stingray food it is $15. The gift shop is to the right of the entrance and accesible on exit as well. You start with miniature donkeys to feed and there are signs letting you know how to feed the animals. Also warning signs for animal behavior and what not to do. The donkeys were sweet. The feed is separated in two cups with the pellet food for most of the animals and the seed stick for parakeets on top and the lorikeet nectar and tokens for chicken, ducks and rabbits on the bottom cup. Next up are parakeets. They cling to the wire mesh and seed stick as you push it between the mesh. We fed the Fallow deer next. They were so sweet and gentle. They have two ways to feed the Boer goats. One was by a pulley system to where the goats were on top in the ‘penthouse.’ The other was by hand or your lips to the ‘hole in the wall gang.’ Since he had wandered on to the ostrich’s, I fed the goats alone. The pulley system was cool while the hole in the wall was interesting. And beware if you are wearing something flappy. A goat tried to eat my dress. He loved the ostriches. They walk elegantly I thought - like royalty deigning to visit with you. But they have an attitude. They are strong and their beaks kinda hurt as they eat from your hand. One almost took my ring with the feed and another clamped on his phone. Luckily he managed to hold onto it. You can walk up a ramp and have a better view of the ostriches. Then I went to feed the chickens who were dignified and plump. You use the token given to work the dispenser and then you open the door to the chute and scoop the feed into your cup. Don’t use all your given pellets yet as there are two more places to use them as I found out. The chickens were pretty gentle eating out of your hand. But I still preferred feeding them in their food dishes. Next up were the St. Croix sheep. They were adorable. Fluffy and standing so far out over the enclosure we marveled that they didn’t just leap out. Very gentle. Then we fed the Nigerian dwarf goats. They were very eager, and nimble too, going up to the beams on top and poking their heads forward. Then I used another token for the rabbit food. These bunnies are cute. Most of them were sleeping by their ‘houses’ and their pen is divided into sections. He liked this one bunny who came to him and ate out of his hand and be petted. He also shoved his face in the feed cup. Soft, fluffy bunnies. I love bunnies. The ducks were noisy and swam towards you when you fed them. The last token got me duck food. They were strong and their beaks were hard. Better to put the feed on the feeding surface. They are very enthusiastic.There are large tortoises in an enclosure you can look at. And there are two hand wipe and return feed cup stations by the bunnies. After that you have your lorikeet nectar left to use and you can go into the ‘rainbow forest.’ You have to only have the nectar and have finished feeding all pellet food. There are heavy chains to prevent the lorikeets from flying out as the doors are opened. One enterprising fellow was climbing on the chains to the inner doors. The attendant told us that the lorikeet will open the nectar container themselves. These lorikeets were very friendly. The climber came to me from the attendant’s arm to energetically open the nectar container. One landed on my head and just sat there. I had three lorikeets at once - One on my head, one on my shoulder and one on my hand. He thought it was hilarious and kept telling me the one on my head was pooping on me. You can buy refills of nectar if you want. I checked out the gift store and bought an ostrich keychain as a keepsake. Also bought some small road street signs with names on them of people I know as gifts. And some snacks including ostrich jerky. The ostrich eggshells are large and they will pack them with bubble wrap if you are traveling. Some are lovely with artwork. They have restrooms available but with limited supplies so have paper towels and soap ready in case. There is also a shooting gallery for kids and I saw that they offer a vehicle tour during non-pandemic times. The stingrays are just before you enter the main building again if you chose to feed them. It was such a fun experience and even he enjoyed it. He couldn’t stop talking about the ostriches. If you’ve read all of this you are amazing. But I had to convey how much fun this was and that you should visit if you come into Tucson or Phoenix.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Bob S wrote a review Jan 2021
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We rarely pass by on our way to Tucson from the Valley. No two experiences have ever been the same. The people are exceptionally courteous and friendly. The price is a bargain. And, one of the first places we think of taking out of town visitors when they drop in. A must do - over and over.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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