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DoBell Ranch

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If you only go to one place GO HERE

I had planned to go to another Fee Dig Site and the owner did not show. In my desperation (I had... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Randy M
via mobile
See Rhonda!!!

I wanted to put an accurate phone number for contacting Dobell- the phone number listed on the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Sebewaing, Michigan
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“national park”(6 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Old Highway 180, 9274 Old Us Hwy 180, Holbrook, AZ 86025
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I had planned to go to another Fee Dig Site and the owner did not show. In my desperation (I had traveled from Missouri!) I called Rhonda. She dropped everything and arranged to meet me (at the Turqoise-painted shop near mile marker 323 off of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Randy M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I wanted to put an accurate phone number for contacting Dobell- the phone number listed on the website is not correct- and I struggled to make any contact prior to my visit. Rhonda is fabulous!!!! And her granddaughters also helped us gather a bucketful of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank connieengelhardt
Reviewed 23 July 2018

For good reason you're not allowed to pick up a single piece of Petrified Rock at the National Park. However, right next door at DoBell ranch you can do just that and more. Here the land is privately owned and loaded with 300 Million year...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank fifthestate23
Reviewed 25 May 2018

What a fantastic place to visit. Not only do you get a sense of how vast this country is, but to see how the petrified wood was formed is awesome. The history that is Dobell Ranch, makes it an even better adventure. Collected many pieces...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lindasplace
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

I could not be more happy with her!!! Rhonda was so kind (almost like I visit with a family member) and she helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Her prices are EXTREMELY good. Whether you're looking for a non overpriced souvenir (yes,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank joeyflyswimmer
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is an awesome place for Petrified Wood! First, a couple of suggestions to improve your visit to the Dobell Ranch. If possible, call or text your message to Noah at 623-219-6996 to verify that he will be at the ranch when you arrive. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel m
Reviewed 1 May 2018

When I visited this place two years ago it was just one operation. Since then Rhonda and Noah have separated and Rhonda is now on the right and Noah on the left as you go up there. We went to Rhonda's side as she had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JohnRH45
Reviewed 13 April 2018

They were no here when I arrived and I called them. They got back from the dig just before I was leaving. Gave us a real good price on a large piece of petrified wood.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Noah,the owner/operator, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He spent a few hours showing us different pieces, explaining the process it has gone through and how he polishes them. You can't beat the prices of his petrified wood. Definitely a place to stop...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gasolinebutt
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a great time at the Dobell Ranch, got to spend a few hours here digging through some excavated ground and was able to pull out lots of beautiful little pieces and a couple nice size chunks. Noah is a great person and gave me...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Josh V
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21 July 2018|
Response from Douglas R | Reviewed this property |
When we stopped there we found a number on the door that brought them back from the dig site.
Marcel E
17 July 2018|
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Response from z3mom | Reviewed this property |
You might try 928-524-3349. That's the phone number listed on Yelp and it's different from the number I have for Noah (who still hasn't sent the rest of the petrified wood he was supposed to have cut and polished EIGHT... More
14 December 2017|
Response from Marc C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not daysaint, but I've been to DoBells. Their dig is just over the hill from Jim Gray's. The reason DoBells' prices are so great is they don't sell their stuff through a huge store, like Jim Gray does. The prices in the... More