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MacDonald's Ranch

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Address: 26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
Phone Number: +1 480-585-0239
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A wonderful place to go

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jordy B
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Peoria, Arizona

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Peoria, Arizona
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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623 reviews
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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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2 Thank FrankGeisler
Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
3 attraction 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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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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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

As a native, I'd never been to this ranch but had hear so much about it having a small child and went during the October season where you could pick a pumpkin. It's a great idea but if you're someone who knows what the price of things costs, you'll probably get the feeling that it's a lot of money for... More 

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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fun trail ride through the desert. Feels like you're in the middle of nowhere even though it's so close to Scottsdale. Cowboy Casey was a fun guide and we enjoyed our ride with the beautiful sunset views of the desert and the mountains.

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avondale
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Ally was our guide. Very nice and friendly service. We had fun riding the horses. The horses just follow each other.

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