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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
Phone Number: 480 585 0239
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Imagine riding a horse in Scottsdale. This place is not to be believed. The kids (adults too) will love the cowboys and cowgals that lead the trail rides and the stories they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Laurie B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Imagine riding a horse in Scottsdale. This place is not to be believed. The kids (adults too) will love the cowboys and cowgals that lead the trail rides and the stories they tell. If the moon is full, you can go on an evening ride. The only light comes from the moon and stars and you feel you might meet... More 

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1 Thank Laurie B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 90-mins family horseback ride for 7.30am and it was a joy from start to finish. The horses were all in excellent condition and our guide (Brian) was a natural history graduate who was brimming with information and was so enthusiastic in passing it on throughout the ride. His love of the horses and the natural surroundings really... More 

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1 Thank ramsteinrileys
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend this ranch to anyone looking to ride through the Arizona desert. I booked to have an early morning 1hour 30 minute private ride. The horses looked in really good condition and well taken care of. All of the staff are lovely and accommodating. I got given a beautiful horse to ride called Apache who was lovely, so... More 

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2 Thank sophie D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Have been there many times and always have a great time. Great for birthday parties and Halloween parties

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place is hands down the BEST place to visit in the Fall for a pumpkin patch with your family. we've gone to several Valley locations for this type of event and MacDonald's is by far the best. So much to do, however the horse riding is extra and not included in your entry ticket price. Bring a few extra... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice restaurant, friendly staff and you can't go wrong with McDonald's when you want to be happy. I always find my happy with McDonald's nuggets and fries!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Just having done a Moonlight ride, I feel the need to recommend this to folks. Our guide, Brian, was great. Given there was 4 of us, and all novice riders, he did a great job of entertaining us and keeping us safe. The moon rise and sunset, was magical. And the horse's were accommodating too. We'll worth it.

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1 Thank nzalan23
Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband and I just returned from an hour and a half trail ride at the MacDonald's Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the second time that we have ridden horses there. The horses are gentle and well-trained, and the whole staff is kind, considerate, and very accommodating. Many thanks to our guides - Petey and Brian. They were very... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had grandkids visiting from California and they wanted to do something that felt like the Old West. All ages and all abilities work here. Good horses, excellent wrangler control and you can choose from 1hr. or more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Staff very nice and accommodating. They do whatever it takes for you to enjoy you experience. I would suggest to ride early AM during June July and August. Wear jeans and a hat sunscreen are a must. Take two bottles of water and freeze half of each the night before. Very gentle horse she give me a great ride. Thank... More 

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