Explore Arizona: Tucson, Arizona Roadtrip

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

It’s another Funday indeed! We took a road trip from Anthem to Tucson Arizona.

After 1 and half hour of travel, we stopped at The World Famous Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch located at the foot of Picacho Peak on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Tombstone, Arizona. If you’re traveling in southern part of Arizona, you must stop and try to visit the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.


It’s an interesting family business, if you’re an animal lover like me, you would love it here like I do. It reminds me of my life in the Philippines. Me and my siblings used to ride on Carabao’s, cow’s and horse when we’re still kids.

We lived in a remote place where horse is our only way of transportation. No cars, motorcycle and other forms of engine transportation. We planted our own rice, corn, peanut and vegetables. We raised chicken so we will have food to serve if we have visitors.

Our father will go to the city for about once every 3 months and bring our raised chicken to sell so he will have money to buy salt, oil, ginamos(salted small fish), and dried fish. Just sharing with you a little bit of my life when I was still a kid. Very simple but happy life.

Things to do in Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Feeding the animals

It was a great day feeding the animals. They have donkey, deer, goats, sheep, bunnies, ducks, ostrich, birds and more. You will really enjoy. They are so adorable. Feeding the lorikeets was the best experience ever I had in there.

As we walked in the place I was scared at first since the bird landed on my head. Some on my shoulder, and some on my arms. Then they will open the small cup that we’re holding and eat the nectar. We had a great time interacting with the animals.

Feeding the stingrays

Ostrich Fishing

Riding Monster Truck

Experience riding on their monster truck. They have a fantastic tour guide who will drive you to the Picacho Peak as he will tell you the story about the animals, the place and the history of the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. It was my first time holding an ostrich egg. As the monster truck we’re about to go we are all cheering as all of us were so excited for the adventure to the Picacho peak.


San Xavier del Bac​

After Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, we continue our trip to Tucson. We visited the Mission San Xavier del Bac a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Then we visited the Kartchner Caverns State Park. These are the only pictures we had since we’re not allowed to bring anything inside the cave. But the experience inside the cave was so awesome. What a gorgeous rock formation inside the cave. They have a tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about the history and the kinds of rock formation inside the cave that will be sharing with you and guide you as you enter the cave.

Some of the photos we took around the parks

Thanks everyone! Until next roadtrip!


  1. A lovely trip. Rather like our City Farms

    1. Thank you sir. So much fun there.

  2. I lived in Tucson for 4 years, but never made it to the ostrich farm — glad that it was fun!

    1. Hello…It’s so much fun there. It’s my first time to experienced with the lorikeets.

    1. Roadtrip is truly fun especially with kids

  3. Nerrisa Brush

    Wow what a great family adventure☺️

    1. Thanks Nerissa. Enjoying life while we can

  4. It’s always fun to travel especially when your with your family! Awesome blog and article. Looking forward to more of your family adventures

    1. Thanks much Erik for the support!

  5. Good photos and videos…

  6. I was born & raised in Tucson! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    1. There are a lot more to explore in Tucson. We will be back sooner.

  7. Great pics! We will definitely have to revisit this post before we travel here as a family!

    1. Thank you Kacie. I’m sure your family will enjoy.

  8. Looks like you had lots of fun exploring. Tucson is a great place for that for sure!

    1. Thank you! There are a lot more to explore in Tucson. If you travel in Arizona, it’s also a great place to explore.

  9. Feeding stingrays! That sounds fun. And creepy/slimy. But mostly fun!

    1. the kids love it! It’s their first time to touch stingray. They had so much fun

  10. Himani

    Nice sharing of road trip. It’s good to see farms 😊😄.

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