Picacho, Arizona: Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

Just the thought of an ostrich ranch is funny, but Rooster has made the real thing funnier. Be ready to feed goats, deer and other animals.
17599 E. Peak Lane, Picacho, AZ
Get off I-10 at Exit #219 Picacho Peak and take the frontage road south to the dead end/parking lot.
9-5 daily mid-Nov - April; F-M May - mid-Nov. (Call to verify)
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Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

No more monster truck rides. There was an accident. They have even more animals now, including some sting rays to feed in the desert!

[Xine, 03/30/2018]

Cacti family.

Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

Great way to break up the road trip, especially if you have kids. You need 45 minutes to feed the animals or 90-120 minutes to ride the monster truck! Gary, our monster truck guide, was knowledgeable and super kind. Everyone loved this stop!

[Heather Lyons, 03/15/2017]

Goats enjoy the Hole in the Wall.

Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

If you're looking for something a little outlandish on the stretch of highway north of Tucson, this is it. The Goat Penthouse is just about the best thing ever. When we asked why there were sky goats, we were told that the goats love being up high, and they race to be the first in line to get cranked up on the platform. You can feed them treats via conveyor belt.

And, of course, there's a Wall of Goats, because -- why not? The ostriches are fascinating (but watch your fingers if you hand-feed them), and the lorikeets will climb all over you for your tiny cup of nectar.

The small shop at the entrance offers a variety of ostrich-themed items, including eggs, feathers, and eggshell jewelry.

[Jeanie, 08/01/2014]
Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

This is a must-stop if you have kids, or if you're a big kid yourself. Our favorite part was feeding the nectar to the Lorikeets -- they are not shy at all and sit on your arms while munching. Really fun!

[Chandra, 07/13/2014]

Ostrich ranch.

Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch

At Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch, the Wall of Goats is by far the best! Also, the ducks were way cool.

[Joe M, 04/10/2012]

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