Rawhide is an authentic frontier town, and is considered Arizona's largest western-themed attraction.
What happens at Rawhide?Activities at Rawhide can be broken down into several categories.
- Attractions and shows: gunfights and stunt shows
- Activities: ride a mechanical bull, go gold panning, play cowboy games, watch a real blacksmith and hear live country music.
- More Western Fun: Take old west photos of your family in western garb.
- Shopping: Clothing, hats, toys, gifts--you might come to Rawhide just for the shopping.
- The Rawhide Steakhouse and Saloon with live entertainment will be your choice for a full, sit-down western meal.
- Special Events: 4th of July, Halloween and the winter holidays bring special events to Rawhide.
Where is it?
It used to be in Scottsdale, but in 2006 Rawhide moved to Chandler, Arizona at the Gila River Indian Community. Here's a map and directions to Rawhide.
How do I get tickets for Rawhide's events and attractions?
There is no admission charge to enter Rawhide (except for occasional special events). That means you can go to the restaurants or saloon, visit the shops and walk around Main Street without buying tickets for anything. If you want to visit an attraction or go on a ride, prices are posted and tickets are available at several ticket booths on Main Street. The "Town Pass" entitles the holder to enjoy all the shows and attractions as many times as they'd like in one day. It costs about $15 plus tax per person (February 2013). The Town Pass may not be offered during the summer months. The Town Pass does not include the Shootin' Gallery, Photo Emporium, Arrest-A-Guest or Shotgun Weddings; those have separate charges.
What else should I know?
There is a charge to park at Rawhide. Rawhide's days of operation are seasonal. Call for hours, and call for special holiday hours. Rawhide also has rodeo grounds, and lots of space for cookouts, conference events, and parties.
If you are coming in from out of town, and you aren't staying at Wild Horse Pass, hotels in Chandler will be close to Rawhide.
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What if I have more questions?
For more information, contact the Rawhide at 480-502-5600 or visit Rawhide online.
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