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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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Desert Scenery

A really enjoyable 1.5 hours! Don't be concerned about the entrance to the ranch being right off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful desert ride

My hubby went on a private ride with Brian. He was very knowledgeable about the desert plants and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
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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!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (33 reviews)
“pony rides” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
+1 480-585-0239

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really enjoyable 1.5 hours! Don't be concerned about the entrance to the ranch being right off the highway. For the vast majority of the trail ride you can't see the highway. Just wide open spaces, brush, and Saguero cacti! The horses where very mild...More

Thank hungryhokie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby went on a private ride with Brian. He was very knowledgeable about the desert plants and taught my husband a lot as they cantered along. This ranch is well maintained and can offer rides for every ability.

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited MacDonald's Ranch for barbecue and "Old West" activities as part of a group tour event for the Fiesta Bowl. The pork, beef, and chicken BBQ were very good. The ranch had activities for all the guests and everyone tried their hand at shooting,...More

Thank graymar6
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We went on an hour long ride. No real experience among us and a very nervous 9 year old. It was very well done. The guides were friendly, the horses gentle and the ride an overall fun experience. My kid who started out so nervous...More

1  Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 5 January 2018

There was a free petting farm (pigs, goats, etc.) and a free horse ride (2 laps) offered at this ranch. The setup of the place was cute with a western theme, and the kids enjoyed the free activities and exploring the grounds. We probably spent...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We went with a group of four families including eleven kids, one of whom was special needs. The kids ranged in age from 10 to 19. The Ranch set up a great evening for us. First the kids got to play games (horseshoes, cornhole, etc.)...More

Thank BethesdaCCGuy
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Such a great history of a family business more interested in the quality of the experience than chasing a dollar. Took my oldest granddaughter on her first real trail ride while two more stayed back to enjoy the free pony rides and petting zoo. Bryan,...More

Thank 715MikeB715
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Went for a 1 hour ride with Amy a great and fun guide. The staff is very friendly. This is my first time doing such a activity. Highly recommend.

Thank Mo L
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A great location for riders of all levels. The one hour trail ride is very much designed for beginners so if you have a novice rider this is a great place to go as the trails are mainly flat but have some nice views and...More

Thank DCinWhistlerBC
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Got Groupon tickets which saved a bit. Everything is an extra charge - face painting, food for farm animals, horseback riding, train or wagon ride, pumpkins, food... Only one person face painting, but other areas were well staffed. Docile horses- they even provided helmets. Lots...More

Thank Kimberly M
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28 July 2016|
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