The Old West is alive and kicking at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. If you want an authentic frontier experience, this is the place to be. Surrounded by beautiful desert scenery and the peaceful Verde River, this model Western town is the perfect place for making memories. Rustle up your sweetheart or your little cowboys and cowgirls for an evening of laughs you’ll remember forever.
Mosey Through the Past
At 5 p.m., you can begin your adventure in a picturesque courtyard complete with a charming wooden boardwalk, quaint shops, friendly ranch animals and vintage farming equipment. There is even a backdrop of Western-style businesses that seems to be pulled straight from a storybook. To see all the remarkable sights of the ranch, hop in a wagon for an old-fashioned tractor pull around the property.
While you’re visiting, be sure to stop in the Copper Spur Saloon for some thirst-quenching treats, and pose for photos behind the cell bars at the jailhouse. To really get into the spirit, head to the Olde Tyme Studio where you can dress up in Victorian garb before having your photo taken. Other fun ways to absorb the Old West energy include genuine target shooting and roping with a motorized steer.
Feast in Chuck Wagon Heaven
Once you hear the dinner bell ring at 6:30, scurry over to the rustic and cozy barn. Pleasant cowhands will serve up some of the most delectable barbecued ribs and chicken along with other classic chow of the frontier. Watch out for biscuits soaring through the air as servers present your meals on cute tin dishes. The vittles are plentiful and scrumptious, so you’ll surely leave satisfied.
To complement the incredible dinner, there is a stage show at 7:30. While you finish your meal, the talented Blazin’ M Cowboys will play catchy tunes, tell fantastic tales and trade funny stories. The performance is loaded with shenanigans and crazy surprises that will have you grinning from start to finish. Keep an eye out for Otis and the Ghost Rider, two exasperating ranch residents who thrive on mischief.
Enjoy the Hospitality
This ranch has a strong reputation in the surrounding communities, and most people who visit comment on its warmth and down-home appeal. Whether you go for the dinner theater, the remarkable carvings in the Wood’n West Gallery, or the 4-hour train tour around gorgeous Sycamore Canyon, you’ll be treated as family. Every aspect of your experience will be one to treasure.
The Blazin’ M Ranch holds holiday events, occasional magic shows and other special performances, so check the website calendar if you’re interested. With all the options for entertainment, it’s perfect for a unique evening out. Arrange your next overnight family excursion or romantic weekend getaway by staying at Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites Hotel. You’ll have a comfortable place to lay your head after enjoying a night of fun, food and frivolity.
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