The Buffalo Ranch- Hanover, MI
Ages- 4 and up
Cost- Horseback Riding-$5.00 for 5 minute lead around; $20.00 for 1/2 hour; $25.00 for 1 hour; and $45.00 for 2 hours
Buffalo Tour- $35.00 for a wagon ride to feed the buffalo (up to 7 people) $5.00 for each additional person; $25.00 to take the Bronco to feed the buffalo (up to 4 people)
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Location- 12770 Rountree Road, Hanover, MI 49241- Phone- (517)563-8249 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking- Free On Site
Other attractions nearby- Not much..it is 240 acres in the middle of farm country.
Places to eat nearby- Snacks there..The Cuttyshark (American) and Backwoods Bar and Grill (American)
Why to go there: Feeding buffalo and riding horses are both awesome. You also have interesting and colorful wranglers to take you out to the buffalo or help your kids ride horses. If the kids are 6 or over, they can ride their own horse (Chloe rode an older horse and she was able to do it all on own). Max and Will
The buffalo tour comes with an interesting tale of a white buffalo who was born on the premises. Feeding the buffalo is not for the weak at heart; those dudes are really big.
They also have zip lining and other things for families to do.
What I really liked was it was like a Michigan safari. You get in the back of a Bronco and ride out to buffalo. It is not well paved or overly slick. You’re going into the woods in Michigan. The air is fresh; you get to kick it with the animals. A really refreshing experience.
It is a little expensive. Basically, you have one or two of their employees with you all of the time, so you
have to compensate those folks for their time.
For four people to ride horses and do the buffalo tour, it is about $100. For a safe and real ride of horses (with the buffalo thrown in), it seemed worth it.
You’ll need snacks, but my kids were so excited they didn’t realize we missed lunch until we were pulling into our hometown.
Be careful: Eat first. Call ahead and make reservations, so you won’t have to wait.
Summary: They all wanted to go back on the weekend, just two days away. Kids loved it.