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MacDonald's Ranch

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Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Relaxing Horse ride

Nice horsey/cowboy atmosphere, very welcoming and business like. I took the opportunity to get the... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Clive N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Great Desert trail ride

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful desert trail ride. Gentle horses and a nice guide made this... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
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“pony rides”(12 reviews)
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!
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
26540 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343
North Scottsdale
+1 480-585-0239
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here with my son for paint ball. He had fun, it was set up nicely but pretty disorganized. Be prepared it is out in the sun.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheryl C
Kelcie R, General Manager at MacDonald's Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Cheryl, Thank you for the review but MacDonald's Ranch is not associated with Paintball (Splatter Ranch). It is just located on our property. However, we are out in the sun as well! ;)

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Nice horsey/cowboy atmosphere, very welcoming and business like. I took the opportunity to get the first hour for free on my birthday and enjoyed my hour and a half ride with the guide.(I paid for the 30 minute ride) There is no going above the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Clive N
Reviewed September 12, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful desert trail ride. Gentle horses and a nice guide made this very memorial for us I recommend these Stables

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BardT3
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We visited here to go trail riding for an afternoon. It was more of a walk though the flat desert. We were not allowed to go faster than a slow walk. The staff were very good but nothing memorable about the day.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

My family and I went on the 7 a.m. 90-minute tour and we enjoyed every minute of it! The staff was very friendly and the location is beautiful. The tour is great for beginners. Our cowgirl, Ally Kay, made great conversation along the way and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vee L
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Me and my family had a great time for our first ride! The guides were very nice and very helpful. Special thanks to Ally!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emir G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A very friendly and obliging place with an excellent selection of trips and rides on offer at reasonable prices. If ever your in Phoenix well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve57C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Today my 7 year old and my freind went on the 7am 1.5 hour tour. It was amazing. We learned so much the guides were great and the horses were so sweet. If anyone goes and gets Smokey Joe please hug him for me. I’ll...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicole F
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I booked a 90min trek through the Sonoran desert for 2 adults & 2 children and our whole family loved it! At this time of year there was an early morning or evening ride to choose from, we chose the evening ride. Caleb & Jared...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank squawk
Reviewed August 2, 2018

All the employees of the ranch were great with pairing us up with a horse suited to our experience. They were very knowledgeable in the area where we rode, quick to point out animals or other items of interest. You won't be disappointed with this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 27, 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