Before cowboys drove cows, they wrangled herds of fun across the West. Relive the glory days of cowfuns with today's side deal to the funtastical, attraction-studded Buckhorn Ranch, located just northeast of Sheldon Lake State Park. For $10, you get general admission for one person and 10 tokens that can be redeemed for the ranch's activities as well as its food, a $23 total value including tax. Buckhorn Ranch is open on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting with opening day on Saturday, April 17, and running through October. Check Buckhorn's website for updates on open dates.
Buckhorn's buckets of imminent to-doables fills this 50-acre spread with numerous attractions, including a swimming pool, a fort, a viewing zoo, a giant sandbox, a volleyball court, a barn, a moonwalk, and a game room stuffed to the ceiling with ping-pong and foosball tables, a climbing wall, a putt-putt course, and a trike raceway. Use the included 10 tokens to pay for concessions like funnel cakes and hot dogs, or use them toward special activities like catch-and-release fishing (20 tokens for all day), kiddie horse rides (5 tokens per ride), paddle-boat rides (3 tokens for all day), and more.