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John Slaughter Ranch

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Interesting look into ranching life in Southern Arizona

The road out to the ranch is unpaved for about 9 miles. I drove a Prius V and had no problems. It... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Richard H
Tucson, Arizona
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When visiting Cochise County you must take the time to visit this amazing, historic place. The home... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Calumet, Michigan
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6153 Geronimo Trail, Douglas, AZ 85608
+1 520-678-7596
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Wow, who would guess that there is such a beautiful place in the middle of the desert. There are several Artesian wells on and around the property that provide an abundance of water which leads to ponds and lots of wildlife. This ranch is well...More

9  Thank dmjenkins
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

John Slaughter, universally known as "The Meanest Good Guy in Arizona" was, they say, "judge, jury & executioner" at the same time. Born in Louisiana, he moved West and in the 1860's fought against the Comanches as Texas Ranger. In the 70's he traded cattle...More

10  Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The road out to the ranch is unpaved for about 9 miles. I drove a Prius V and had no problems. It had rained the day before and you could see where the water had flowed across the road. Might be worth a call before...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 31 May 2018

When visiting Cochise County you must take the time to visit this amazing, historic place. The home and buildings are open to visit with a self guided tour pamphlet. On display are interesting photos. A short hike leads you to the site of an army...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This ranch is down the road quite a long ways down the road. However it is worth the trip. Interesting museum and great bird watching. The hosts were helpful and friendly and it was a lovely place to understand some of the local history.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This historic ranch is reached after quite a drive over an unmade but decent road (have plenty of fuel and some water with you - just in case) but it is worth it to look at what life was like when the ranch was first...More

3  Thank ROB2LOR
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was an unexpected find. The property is beautiful. It is like an oasis in the desert. I liked that you could actually go into the structures. We spent about an hour here.

2  Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We tried to go to this place today but it was closed. And in all the literature that we got it never said the times that were opened or closed. And when we looked it up on the internet it never said anything about Times.More

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Vickie D, Manager at John Slaughter Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Oh dear, I'm sorry you made the trip when the ranch was closed. As far as I was aware, our days/hours are on all our literature. May I ask what you had that didn't state the times so that I might correct it? The hours...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this visit. The caretakers were friendly and welcoming, willing to answer questions and familiarize us with the area. We appreciated the self-guided tour so that we could take the time to enjoy the building contents and read the many...More

1  Thank 234Glenys
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A nicely restored and presented AZ border ranch. Illustrates what it took to help settle the country a hundred years ago. Hosts are very friendly. Lots of dogs and other farm animals as well.

1  Thank jcjr2
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The unimproved road was a challenge for me. There were almost 10 miles of just bumpy gravel. It's a bit hard to find but I finally got there. For $5 you are handed a book with details of what you're looking at, but I would...More

1  Thank CharmedandLovingIt
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We traveled with family to see the Slaughter ranch in April of 2017. It is about 15 miles east of Douglas, and some of the road is unpaved, but not as much as we were led to believe. The ranch itself is like an oasis,...More

3  Thank Bennettdave
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