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Visit Arizona: Anthem to Tucson Road Trip

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!

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