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Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone Number: 865-428-9398
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Description: Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite...
Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite Chow-Boys Cafe & General Store Free picnic area Heritage museum. peace/guitet swings around the duck pond playing area kids ,Horse shoes pit.or just rocking on the General store porch.And surrounded by little cove creek to wade in.
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The people here are great! We felt very safe and had a great experience. Our guide was Denver and provided us with a lot of history and information about the area and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Staff was patient with my 11 year old daughter who loves animals but never ridden a horse for this long. The trail ride was peaceful and beautiful (cool and shaded). Petting zoo wasn't much but definitely come to ride!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our horseback riding experience was wonderful! The staff was courteous and attentative to our group needs. Our guide was Jimmy. He moved along the trail with ease. He waited for the two of us that had "pokey" horses. My son's horse was tethered to his. Jimmy stopped to adjust the saddle for my child and answered all questions my son... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place offers horseback riding, fishing (no license required), gen mining, animal petting zoo and a gift shop. You could spend the entire day here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The people here are great! We felt very safe and had a great experience. Our guide was Denver and provided us with a lot of history and information about the area and was wonderful with my kids. The horses were great and we loved the photos. I didn't want to buy all 4 but they gave a great deal so... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really enjoyed it, my son (5 at the time) had a blast. They had great tour guides and beautiful horses. I would definitely re visit when we are in TN again.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am not an experienced rider by any means. With that said, I was very impressed with everything at Big Rock Dude Ranch. The staff was very friendly and able to answer all our questions. Carol helped us get our paperwork in order and guided us to the video we needed to watch before our horseback ride. All of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at the Ponderosa. Mark, our horseback riding guide, did a great job!! My girls enjoyed the fishing and Gem Mining as well. Will definitely return again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A easy way to spend a few hours. For 35 bucks went on a 1 hour horse tail ride. For the first 45 min the trail ascends up the mountain before a 15 min decent. The horses are healthy, and cowboys friendly. After a nice ride went fishing at the pond, caught some bass and bluegill. There is also a... More 

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Owensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our family took an hour horseback ride at this stable, we found the staff very knowledgeable and friendly.We were taken care of, Our horses were great and easy to ride,even for the first timers we had with us. There is plenty to do at this ranch, ATV's,Horseback,Fishing,Petting zoo,Panning for gems.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The actual trail here was much more beautiful than another we visited. However, the overall experience was less personable. It was very busy so the waiting in line to check in, then again to saddle up was long. The horses were well cared for and friendly. The guide checked in on us but we were in the back of a... More 

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Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone Number: 865-428-9398
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge

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