Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two wiener-roast hotdogs (a $4 value), two bags of potato chips (a $2 value), two s'mores (a $4 value), and two imported beers (an $8 value) during Friday Night Franks at Fort McDowell Adventures (an $18 total value). Choose from the following nine dates:
- Friday, April 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, April 8 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, April 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, April 29 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, May 6 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
At Fort McDowell Adventures' Friday Night Franks (free admission), hungry stomachs can sidle up to the open fire-pit for a Sonoran Desert cookout with plump hot dogs, gooey s'mores, and refreshing brews. Hop onto a horse-drawn wagon and take a ride out into the cool desert evening or get in touch with your inner sole-slinger during a game of horseshoes. Those in a playful mood can challenge others to a friendly game of cornhole, dance to the sounds of rotating live-music acts, or tickle one of the chupacabras lingering at the edge of the firelight.
Fort McDowell Adventures
Though glimpsed by many people for the first time on an episode of The Amazing Race, the desert acres traversed by Fort McDowell Adventures are steeped in millennia of Yavapai Indian history. Guides lead visitors across the Arizonan foothills on a range of outdoorsy and sometimes anachronistic adventures, such as cattle drives and Segway tours through the Sonoran desert, kayaking adventures on the Verde River, and nature walks with Yavapai Indians. These excursions often end in nighttime wiener roasts, s'mores, and cocktails, a break from the frontier tradition of telling campfire sci-fi stories.
Activities at Fort McDowell Adventures’s four venues further immerse guests in the American Western experience. They gather for Dutch oven–style cowboy cookouts and depart for wilderness excursions from The Stables. At La Puesta del Sol, guests pass through a Spanish mission entrance into a dining hall, saloon, stage, and dance floor, and at Rosa's Ranch, they gather under the stars and around cookout fire pits nestled between rustic wooden ranch buildings. Groups dine at The Boulder House, named on the National Registry of Historic Places, whose rock walls bear evidence of petroglyphs, Native American occupation, and ancient spelunking expeditions.
14803 N Hiawatha Hood Rd.
Fort McDowell, Arizona 85264Get Directions