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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 #56 of 85 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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Richmond, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Ranch was great... The people were very nice and very very helpful. I took my two grandchildren ages 4 & 6 and the guide and all of the staff was very helpful. The horses were wonderful we had a great ride. I strongly recomend this place to everyone..

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our extended family of 16 adults and children recently visited Pigeon Forge and decided on the Big Rock Dude Ranch. I'd researched a few different places on Tripadvisor before the vacation. I was a little hesitant because a few of the members of our family are on the heavy side, and I'd read reviews about the weight restrictions. Yes, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We got there about 3:45 and made it there for the last ride. The people were very nice and the horses were great. This was my son's first time riding and it made him a fan for life. The price was reasonable and they took a picture of you on the horse. They have rules so the horses do not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I took my wife up here to ride some horses. We have ridden before elsewhere but this was much more fun going through the mountain trail rather than flat trails as before. The sign stated 225 pound limit but I weighed in at 235 and was able to go with no issues. The guide was awesome. We talked the whole... More

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Minden, Louisiana, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My family and I wanted an adventure. A little disappointed with a slow paced trail ride. Did enjoy the beautiful scenery and the staff was very nice. Shocked a little that no cameras or picture taking allowed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

SAVE your money and go somewhere else. I went with my wife and son after the website said no reservation needed, no wait. The man at the register was awful, group of 4 ahead of us he made one of the weight in on a scale, I think everyone felt terrible for her. then he tried to push ATV.s on... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My daughter was so excited about going to ride horses. After researching and reading all the reviews, we settled on this location. I called ahead several times to make reservations, but recording stated no one was available, and no need for reservations. I tried to call several times on August 04, 2014 to check and see if they were busy,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First I called to make resercations but the happy coice mal said none were needed. It also said 7 days a week 9-5,.. again not true! We went on Sunday and a man sad they were closed and to come back tomorrow at 9:00 am and we will be ready for you and the family. We get there the next... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well where do I begin. We saw the advertisement about ok for horseback riding for large people. We even called ahead of time to confirm. My daughter and I were going to go horse riding while the boys fish. Well I was excited and then heart broken when I got here... if over 200LBS YOU CAN NOT RIDE!!! are you... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We are on a family vacation with family ranging in age from 3-84. It is sometimes hard to find places that will accommodate everyone, but this place fit the bill. We did our homework, read the reviews and used our common sense, therefore we didn't have any issues some of the other reviewers had. 6 of our group went horse... More

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