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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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My husband and I visit Arizona every year and Mac Donalds Ranch is ALWAYS ALWAYS on our list of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
Sunset horseback Ride

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our horseback trail ride. Was the most fun that I have had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy Anna J
Toronto, Canada
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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 good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (30 reviews)
“pony rides” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 10:00, 17:30 - 19:00
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 via mobile

My husband and I visit Arizona every year and Mac Donalds Ranch is ALWAYS ALWAYS on our list of things to do before we head home! The horses are just delightful! So clean and friendly..The staff is wonderful!! I just can't say enough about the...More

Thank Cherie718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our horseback trail ride. Was the most fun that I have had horseback riding. Scenery was so amazing!! Horses were great! Well behaved but no your typical 'out to pastures' looking horses. They were very nice....More

Thank Wendy Anna J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Wesley and Dana are exceptional guides. This ride is very good for inexperienced riders and families. Very well trained horses and great scenery. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank hulstonfive
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I was in Phoenix for business and a coworker and I decided to do the sunset ride on 7/27. We checked out the petting zoo before hand. Those goats, sheep, donkeys and mini ponies were so affectionate and loved being pet/scratched. They'll even nudge you...More

1  Thank TCol10
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Staff was so great! Sunset ride was the best! Fun for the whole family! Kids saw great wildlife on the trail. The guides were so friendly and very knowledgeable!

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

It's a unique experience to go horseback riding in the desert. The wranglers were warm, friendly, and professional. I would go again if I ever return to Scottsdale. Totally recommend!

Thank Ida P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My family went on a 90 minute guided horseback ride through the Sonoran Desert this morning. My kids range in age from 5 to 18 years old with no riding experience. Our guides: Steve, Ali and Kenna were very professional and personable. They worked wonderfully...More

1  Thank Jake A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went on a 90 minute ride through the desert. The employees who signed us in were very friendly, as were the horses. However, our tour got boring very fast, as the tour guide didn't bother to talk to us much, unless one of our...More

3  Thank Kara C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Spent some time in Phx visiting friends and decided to go riding. Original idea was to do it during the day but when I called, they offered the option to do a sunset, which I was not aware of. Great suggestion. My guide was was...More

2  Thank BmoreWilliam
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went with a group of business people from a conference. There was horseback riding and a stage coach ride for those who didn't want to ride. Afterward we had a "cook out". The food was very good. Everyone enjoyed the ride as well. I...More

1  Thank travelcat012
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27 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