WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE RANCH?
Russ and Marian Wolfe founded the Flying W Ranch in 1953, after their love and passion for the Old West. With 11 paying guests, at $3.00 each, the Chuckwagon dream was born. Over time, brick by brick, Russ and Marian built the unique and diverse Western village. For the next 59 years, the Ranch provided guests with an outstanding experience featuring chuckwagon dinners, Western music, and a Western village made up of 29 structures including a church, jail, schoolhouse, printing press, drug store, and more. The Ranch had touched the lives and hearts of seven million people from 1953.
However, in 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire hit the ranch, burning down the venue, 29 buildings, Old West artifacts, and many ranch homes. It was devastating for the community. Following the destruction of the Flying W Ranch and 346 homes within the neighboring community, a non-profit organization called the Flying W Ranch Foundation was formed to restore and mitigate the Waldo Canyon burn area. With many years of hard work and community members pouring their hearts and souls into the ranch, the Flying W was rebuilt with a stunning new facility. For more about the incredible history of the Ranch, click here.
WHO ARE THE FLYING W WRANGLERS?
The beloved Flying W Wranglers are the second oldest Western singing band in the world who produce beautiful harmonies, talented instrumentation, and loud yodles. The band has been singing music to seven million people all throughout the world since 1953, including USO tours in Vietnam during the war, the Grand Ole Opry, London, Washington D.C., and many more. When the Waldo Canyon Fire hit in 2012, the Wranglers were homeless, and the Flying W was no more. However, eight years later, the ranch auditioned over 300 individuals and five talented performers were chosen. The Wranglers once again grace the stage to perform and entertain, just as they used to.
WHEN CAN I VISIT?
The Flying W Ranch is open seven nights a week. The chuckwagon supper & Western stage show starts at 5:00 pm each night.
HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?
All tickets include admission, dinner, show, and a commemorative gift.
- General Admission - $50
- Senior (65+) - $45
- Child (12 and under) - $20
- Military (with ID) - $45
- Child (lapsize) - Free