MacDonald's Ranch, Scottsdale

4.5
#14 of 42 in Outdoors in Scottsdale
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  • 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 k...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 ga...  more »
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  • What a magical experience we had on Macdonald ranch today. This family owned business is truly generous to offer such an amazing opportunity for both kids and adults to experience together. So much to do here and it’s free but don’t forget to kiss your horse and tip your guide! We even came back to enjoy a guided tour at night with just the adults.... so much fun and what a beautiful, easy ride. Cade and Bryan were great guides and very knowledgeable and funny!! Thanks we will be back and sure to tell our friends to visit !
  • This place is an absolute delight! Free pony rides, free petting zoo, and tons of games and activities. The staff was super friendly, and they made the whole family feel welcome and at ease. Brian and Cade were fantastic guides. Very knowledgeable and patient.
  • Quality experience and quality wranglers. Cade showed us the desert by horse back and let all our different level riders (never rode all the way to daily riders) enjoy themselves. I would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting to jump on a horse!
  • The BEST place for kids of all ages! The FRIENDLIEST, KINDEST people you will ever meet! There is no other place like this in Arizona (or anywhere?). Gorgeous, well-kept animals, plenty of acitivities for the children, and absolutely AMAZING staff and management! Thank you for all your hard work every day!
  • Ranch is fairly large and is a good setting for birthday parties, etc. Animals look well taken care of and staff is friendly. Has a couple of areas you can reserve with shade and tables. Pretty neat to walk around and look at the old-school western stuff. Riding tour has a place with an automatic camera so participants come away with a good shot from out in the wild.

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