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MacDonald's Ranch

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26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
+1 480-585-0239
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We took out family and out of town guest for an hour's ride. An old time ranch in all respects. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Breakfast-42D2
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Rehearsal Dinner

In Oct we had my son and daughter in laws rehearsal dinner including out of town guest . We are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RehearsalFun2017
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Buffalo, New York
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Your trip to the Valley of the Sun will be a memory you will never forget! Leave the city behind and enjoy the peaceful, scenic Sonoran Desert on one of our many horses. We are proud of our gentle and friendly herd! Call today to check availability!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (35 reviews)
“pony rides” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
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+1 480-585-0239
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"petting zoo"
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"private ride"
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"pumpkin patch"
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"stagecoach ride"
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"trail guide"
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"moonlight ride"
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"stage coach ride"
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"western games"
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"farm animals"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took out family and out of town guest for an hour's ride. An old time ranch in all respects. It was a fun outing, even though it was a bit hot and definitely dusty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Oct we had my son and daughter in laws rehearsal dinner including out of town guest . We are not from AZ so there were 40 out of town guest along with the family. We had a sunset hay ride and bbq. along with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I visit the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, I make a trip to this ranch. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Bill and Amy were great. Thank you for making our ride fun as always.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a 1.5 hour horseback ride with our 5 year old daughter and had such an amazing experience. The guides were great and very informative. We wish we had done this earlier in our trip because we had so much fun we would...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Stagecoach ride with the highly informative Mike who made the experience second to none. Learned more about the Saguaro cactus than I thought there was to know! Kids - 6 & 7 - really enjoyed the experience too & peppered Mike with questions about Rattlers...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

What a wonderful surprise this well run ranch is not only do they have the most clean facilities considering it is dust dirt and the Sonora Desert they are knowledgeable helpful it was a great experience spent two days one day we went on the...More

1  Thank denise k
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

My husband and I rode twice here and cannot wait to come back. The horses were fantastic! Caleb took us on both rides and was so knowledgeable. It was such a pleasure to ride with him. What a great experience; it was the highlight of...More

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Came here with our 10 year old for a one hour ride. It was awesome. The staff here is wonderful - friendly, chatty, and just love horses. They knew exactly how to pair us with what horse and I didn't worry about my 10 year...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

My family of two teenagers, mom and gramma took a 1.5 hour nose-to-tail trail ride through the desert. The wranglers were kind and helpful. I could not hear the wrangler as we rode as there were 7 of us and I was in the back....More

1  Thank Laura E
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

I was there for a private event and did enjoy myself - though the food and the music were brought in and not provided by the venue. Some real beauty BUT broken stuff stashed in plain sight, really loud generator that quit before our event...More

1  Thank 62Katie
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crispdc12198
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Response from 327smarsh1 | Reviewed this property |
According to MacDonald's website, they are open on Fridays, but are on summer hours. According to their website, They are open 6:30 - 10:00 am and 5:30 - 7:30pm. and closed on Mondays. It is best to call them for... More
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