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MacDonald's Ranch

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Neighborhood: North Scottsdale
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Address: 26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
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Great time!

Bryan was an excellent guide! Our 2-hour ride was fun and educational .. we learned about the land, plants and animals. Horses are very calm and well cared for. Great time!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike L
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bryan was an excellent guide! Our 2-hour ride was fun and educational .. we learned about the land, plants and animals. Horses are very calm and well cared for. Great time!

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2 Thank Mike L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic sunset trail ride on horseback as a family. Our wrangler, Bryan, was really great - kept us safe and passed on a load of interesting facts about the desert environment as we rode. We even saw a Coyote. We are not regular riders - but this is a highly recommended experience. Its not Disney - thank... More 

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Burlington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Want to sit in someone else's urine for an hour?! How about watch your daughter get catapulted off her horse in front of you?! If you're expecting a quiet, enjoyable trail ride, go elsewhere. I took my two daughters (one age 8 and one age 23) along with my older daughters' boyfriend for a trail ride here on 12-31-16. It... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is a two part review I have gone to the ranch with my grandkids 2 years in a row for the Pumpkin patch halloween event. There there are many things for kids of all ages. to do. I have been horse back riding with them a couple of times and the personal and horses are first class. I suggest... More 

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Madras, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My wife and i recently went on a vacation to Arizona. One of the things we wanted to do was to experience a little of the old west, so we planned on going to a farm-western-themed ranch called MacDonald's Ranch. We called ahead to make a reservation to take an old-fashioned stage coach ride, and booked us an 1 1/2... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We came for an afternoon to this large ranch north of Scottsdale. Despite the settings and games were more for younger children our daughter had a lot of fun with the horses and especially the hay rides out into the desert and the pumpkin patch.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Went on our very first horseback ride with Brian and Anneka. Guides, horses, the two sisters and the rest of the staff were outstanding. We loved the whole experience. Definitely recommend and definitely plan to return.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Have been here for many events from their pumpkin patch to just stopping by. You can bring the kids any time--one of the great things is there are kids horse rides all the time for a nominal fee. If there isn't an event you can just explore the grounds and play games and see the petting zoo. Good, cheap, fun... More 

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Freeport, Florida
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171 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This attraction is a lot of fun for children. Pony rides (short duration and costs extra), hay maze, plastic duck races, "milking" contests, panning for "gold", lots of games. Our adult kids and grandkids loved the race track. The grandkids really enjoy the goat/pony/horse/pig petting section. The desert setting is very interesting. You can take a hay ride or "train"... More 

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HOUSTON, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I have been on several horseback riding tours and wanted to do something different. This ranch offered a stagecoach ride. The staff was very nice and even gave us information about other things to do during our stay in Scottsdale. Our driver was the best with his humor and knowledge.

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