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Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood

Step back in time at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood! Ride the buckin’ bronco, try your hand at axe throwing or target shooting, enjoy an all you can eat buffet, and more at this ranch.

Jana Tingom

Step back in time at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood!

Ride the buckin’ bronco, try your hand at ax throwing or target shooting, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, and more at this ranch. There are activities for kids and adults before food is served, and then you are treated to an hour’s show of toe-tapping songs. The dinner and show are in an huge airconditioned room too!

It was a unique dinner outing for sure. Our kids loved the target shooting the most! (Pssst – stick close to the dining entrance about 10 min before opening, and a cowboy may choose you to ring the dinner bell!)

May 7th was also their grand opening of Be Wild Family Fun Park, which includes mini-golf, a rock wall, remote control car racing, bounce houses, and more. This is a separate charge from the dinner/show option. More info can be found here.

Blazin’ M is Ranch in Cottonwood is open Wednesday-Saturdays; gates open at 5 pm, dinner is at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm and lasts about an hour. Adults are $62/person, ages 5-12 $33/kid (4 and under free), including a short wagon ride around the property, lawn games, dinner, and the show. All other activities are extra.

Activity tickets are 3/$15 and include an alcohol drink ticket, or $5/$18; must be 13+ for ax throwing and 21+ to drink. Activities with the tickets include mechanical bull riding, target shooting, and ax throwing.

Of note, while family-friendly, the indoor show may not be of interest to little ones (our 3 and 7-year-old enjoyed dancing to some of the songs, but lost interest during the dialogue). The show leans towards corny entertainment. Also, while the dining hall doors open at 6 pm, it takes time to serve everyone and you may not receive food until 6:30 pm; plan ahead for young children with snacks. The dinner ribs are AMAZING!!

Blazin’ M Ranch
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Looking for more family-friendly fun? There are things to do nearby in Camp Verde or Cottonwood!


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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