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What to do when ?

Will arrive in Scottsdale at about 5/6pm on Thurs 26 July from San Diego, staying 2 nights.

Plan on Gun Club (with 11 yr old son & 16 yr old daughter), Macdonalds Ranch, and possibly Rawhide.

Would it be best to do Rawhide on the evening we arrive, and the others on the Friday, or any other suggestions?

Will be leaving early on Sat 28th for GCNP via Sedona for Pink Jeep Tour at 12.00

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1. Re: What to do when ?

By the time you get into PHX, transfer to your hotel in Scottsdale, check in, and drive down to Rawhide it is going to be pretty late. The kid will be starving and will miss all the "shoot outs" etc. Save that for the next afternoon/evening.

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2. Re: What to do when ?

Thanks Donbacsi.

Sorry I didn't make it clear - we will be driving from SD to hotel in Scottsdale, not flying into PHX - does that make a difference to your advice ?

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3. Re: What to do when ?

Not in my opinion. Others may argue, but I think the boy is going to be beat after the drive and just want to jump in the pool which would be a perfect time for it. Save Rawhide for the next day so you get the full effect but make sure you wear hats. He will have a blast. Your daughter should go for the cheesy saloon old timey photo.

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4. Re: What to do when ?

Rawhide is mostly an outdoor activity, so no matter when you go, you will want to avoid the heat of the day (after lunch through sunset). It will be very very hot and even the locals avoid outdoor activity after lunch. Your swimming pool at your hotel will be your best friend, and after a long drive across the desert, that might be your best bet for your family upon arrival.

Then maybe next morning do Rawhide first thing, head back to the pool for a swim, then the gun club (indoors, yes?) for that afternoon.

Not sure where you are staying, but your 16 year old daughter might really enjoy (all indoors) Scottsdale Fashion Square, there is a movie theater in there as well.

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