By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is a third-generation family operated working ostrich ranch.  They have been open to the public since 1999 when you could feed the ostrich.  Today, you can tour around the world all in one place. Ostrich and goats from Africa, Miniature Sicilian Donkeys, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Fallow Deer, Peking cudks, Rainbow Lorikeets from Australia and more. Get hands on and upclose interaction with lots of different animals.

Don’t miss the Monster Truck Tours Saturday, Sundays and Holidays. “These Monster Truck Tours are a 45-minute education tour through the ranch with some fun and excitement thrown in,” as it says on their website. You’ll learn about wildlife, the Sonoran Desert, the Cacti and Picacho Peak. Word of warning, the back of the trucks are reserved for the more adventurous “Thrill Seekers” because when it’s time to do some 4-wheeling that’s where the real excitement is.

As they say on their website, “It’s the darndest place you’ll ever visit!”

You won’t want to miss the experience at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.

Location         Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

                        17599 East Peak Lane

                        Picacho, AZ 85141

Phone             520-466-3858

Summer dates:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday now through November 15th

Winter dates:   Open Daily beginning November 16th thru April 30th each year 

                          (Weather permitting)  Closed Thanksgiving and Chirstmas Day

Hours:                        9 am to 5 pm

Cost                             Prices 6 years & over             5 & under free

Feeding area               $7 (includes feed)                   Free (no feed)

Monster Truck                        $15                                          $7 (under 2 free)

Feed & Truck Combo $20                                          $12 (with feed)

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