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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-428-9398
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Ranked #47 of 84 attractions in Pigeon Forge
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite Chow-Boys Cafe & General Store Free picnic area Heritage museum.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Park City, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family is full of horse lovers. We had a great time here. The staff was great to work with and the price was very reasonable. Our guide was great and very friendly. All the horses are very well mannered and know the trails. So, if you love horse riding stop by and see these guys. You will have a... More

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Casselberry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Went this morning had a great time and great guide named Chuck. It was my 7yr old daughter's first time and he led her horse, Spirit, by rope the entire ride and entertained her.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Glad I chose this Ranch over the other horseback rides. Very nice and professional staff. Just a great environment. Good ride for first time riders.

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Jenkins, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a wonderful day at the ranch. We enjoyed the one hour horseback ride and the petting zoo. The mountain trail was beautiful! Our 6 year old daughter has been wanting to ride a horse all summer and that was our main reason for visiting and honestly the ride was more than I expected. Our guide was very good... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice ride, professional staff, but they have a weight limit and will weigh you on a set of bathroom scales if necessary. The weight limit was 240. We had one in our group that told the man they weighed 242. He said no problem just get on the scales and let's see. What a jerk.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My daughter and I had a blast. The one hour trail ride through the mountains was beautiful. After our ride, we did gem mining and fed the animals in the petting zoo. They also offer fishing and ATV rides. This is a cool place with great photo opportunities! Very relaxing atmosphere, which was a nice change from the craziness up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I just want to say anyone that gives this place a bad review is crazy. We went today w a party of 7. My 10 yr old daughter got really nervous before we mounted our horses. Our guide Denver was AMAZING. Not only was my daughter laughing and smiling by the time she got on her horse she wants to... More

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Tell City, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been to other stables in the Smokey Mountain area, and this was probably the worst one I have ever been to. The staff was for the most part kind, however the woman at the front desk was not very informative about the ride or the horses that were available. The weight limit that is advertised is 250lbs, however... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If your looking for a safe and clean stable to take your family riding, this is the place! My husband and I took a ride today and I was extremely pleased. The staff was extremely professional and truly genuine when it came to not only the safety of the riders but the horses's as well. I personally recommend "Louisiana"....she was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We called a month ahead. Was told no VIP unless kids are under 4. That they are busy so weight limit not over 265 have to be 6ft!

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