Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch - Attraction Guide

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Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is “The Darndest Place You'll Ever Visit!

The operating ostrich ranch has been open since 1999 and allows visitors to feed and pet ostriches, donkeys, goats, deer, bunnies, prairie dogs, ducks, lorikeets, tortoises, and stingrays.


Where is the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch located?

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is located at 17599 E Peak Ln, Picacho, AZ – below Picacho Peak State Park off of Exit 219. You should be able to get from downtown Tucson to Rooster Cogburn in about 40 minutes.

What are the hours?

  • Summer/Fall (May 1-Sept 30, 8:00am-2:00pm and Oct 1-Nov 15): Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Winter (November 16-April 30): Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Why would I visit the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch?

  • To interact with different kinds of animals
  • To take pictures with lorikeets perched on your shoulder
  • To admire the scenic view of Picacho Peak
  • To have the time of your life - regardless of your age!

How much does it cost?

Ages 6 to 106:

  • Critter Feeding with Feed for All Animals EXCEPT Stingray Food: $12.
  • Critter Feeding with Feed for All Animals INCLUDING Stingray Food: $15.

Kids 5 & under are FREE, but Free Admission does NOT include feed. (Optional Kids Feed is available for $6)

Can I purchase an annual membership instead?

Memberships are not available at this time.

What is the parking situation?

Free parking is available at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. The parking lots can accommodate RVs and buses.

What should I wear?

Dress for the weather. Layers, sunscreen, sunglasses, and sun hats are generally recommended.

What should I bring with me?

You may want to bring lunch and water.

Are restrooms available?

Yes. There are restrooms available.


Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?

Yes. You may bring in your own food and shaded picnic tables are available for your use.

Does the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch have a restaurant or snack bar?

No, but snack and drink machines are available.

What restaurants are located NEAR Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch?

Since this restaurant is located along I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix, there aren't great restaurant options nearby. You'll probably want to eat in either Tucson or Phoenix - or pack a lunch to bring with you.


 What ages would be best suited for a visit to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch?

Any age.

Should I bring a stroller?


Is there a quiet/cozy area for mothers to feed their babies?


Are changing tables available?


What about pets?

Pets are not permitted in the feeding area at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch.


Can I have my child’s birthday at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch?

Yes! Feel free to enjoy lunch or cake at the provided picnic tables. There are no extra charges to use the facility for a birthday party. Bring your own cake and supplies.


Is Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch active on social media?

Yes. You may follow Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

What else do I need to know before I go to the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch?

  • Be sure to carefully follow the instructions for feeding the animals.
  • The gift shop sells edible ostrich eggs in season.
  • In the summer, the ranch can get very hot. Plan accordingly by bringing plenty of water and dressing in cool, comfortable clothing.
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