"Cheep"! Things to Do near NW Tucson and Marana
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Don't sit in front of your television - go on a mission -- For Fun! For Family! For You!
Want some fun things to do with the family, on a date, or just because, without emptying the pocketbook? I hope to visit this topic every so often, focusing generally on the NW side of Tucson, Marana, and some Oro Valley areas, strictly because they are in close proximity to my home in Gladden Farms, Marana, AZ. On occasion, I'll also add in some day trips, like this fun trip to Wilcox, AZ! And, if you're into wellness, check out this great activity on Wednesday evenings in Marana!
Over Christmas, my family all came home for the holidays and we took a drive north 20 minutes!
WHO: Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch near Picacho, AZ
WHAT: The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is family owned and operated business, covering 600 acres and over a thousand black hen roosters. In fact, they boast the Largest flock of Pure South African Blacks anywhere in the world outside of Outshone, South Africa. But the best news is, their business is our fun!
WHERE: Official address, 17599 E Peak Lane
Driving directions, take exit 219 at Picacho Peak, follow the frontage road on the west side of the freeway for one mile south
WHEN: May through September, hours of operation are 9-5:30 p.m. Friday through Monday
October through April open Thursday through Tuesday
Admission is $5 a person, including feed and nectar
Refills - $2 each
For an added bonus, Monster Truck tours are also available at $10 each
WHY: There are several things you can do at Rooster Cogburn's.
- First on the list of course, experiencing the Ostrich. There are several ways to feed them!
a. put a handful of feed in the chutes provided and it goes through the fence to the ostriches
b. put the feed in the pans on top of the fence and take photos with Picacho peak in the background
c. thrill seekers can hold the food flat in the center of your hands. Of course, my children had to try putting the feed on their arm...
NOTE: Ostriches do not have teeth but they can peck.
Yes, it does hurt. Yes, my son did have a slightly bloody arm.
2. On a tamer note, visit the deer...even babies can join in
3. Feed the donkeys...also very tame
4. And then there's the goats...let the photos speak for themselves.
5. Last of all, step into the Lorikeet forest. This is a special place, 5,000 sq. feet especially created for their habitat. These gorgeous birds come to you and eat nectar right out of your cup.
a. yes, they land everywhere - hats are great
So, to review, why should you go?
1. Do you know how much conversation is stimulated when interacting with all these animals?
2. Kodak moments. Taking a camera or video cam gets all the best shots up close.
2. Educational - did you know ostriches weigh up to 400 lbs, eight to nine feet tall? Better yet, they can run up to 40 mph? Did you know an Ostrich will live to be 50 - 75 years old?
Cooks out there - did you know an ostrich egg is the equivalent in volume to two dozen chicken eggs? To hard boil an egg would take 1 1/2 hours.
3. Something for everyone - animal lovers, scholars - babies to grandparents. Finish up your visit with SHOPPING - you can pick up a feather duster for $10!
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty, (520)909-2988
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