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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone Number: 865-428-9398
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Ranked #45 of 84 Activities in Pigeon Forge
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: Horseback Riding, Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, Gem Mining, ATV Rides, onsite Chow-Boys Cafe & General...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We did horseback riding, fishing, gem mining, and animal feeding. Perfect for small kids as well as adults. My 5 year old rode his own horse and my 2 year old daughter rode with me. They take a nice souvenir picture, too... Totally worth it. There's a small playground and places to sit and relax, eat, watch. Good time!

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

First gave these guys a phone call asking what time their last ATV ride went out, and a lady told us to be there by 4. We showed up at 4 on the dot and no one was to be found in the General Store. Waited about 10 mins for someone to show up. The lady who is meant to... More 

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Resaca, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want the best horse riding experience you will ever have come ride the horses at Big Rock they are awesome and the our guide Mike was the best. Thanks Big Rock for a great experience....

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Imperial, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The ride was the best for the amount of time we got to spend in the mountains. We got to ride for an hour which was great. They had pictures we could buy and we did. The horses were taken care of. They were trained so we didnt have to do anything but sit on the horse. The only thing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Our ride was everything and more than we expected. Everyone was very nice and very helpful. Being that I have never ridden before I had a awesome time. I would love to ride every day now. Loved it:)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The dude ranch is smaller than you would think from the pictures online, but it is well kept and clean and lovely. The fishing pond and 'gem mining' up front are good for kids as is the petting zoo (only three animals). This was a holiday weekend and it was clearly a busy day for them. The woman inside where... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Today was my first horseback ride. Im so glad we chose the Big Rock Dude Ranch the staff was very nice and helpful. The horses are absolutely beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was the horses walk way to close to the edge for my liking. I Would go back if or when im in this area again.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took a riding tour with our entire family. The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable on the horse before you leave on your ride. Love this place! This was our second visit! From Ohio.

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Atoka, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary when we came across an add for this place over breakfast. Upon arriving and filling out various waivers, we were off. We chose a combo package around $85 that included horseback riding, ATV, fishing, gem mining, petting zoo - basically everything they had to offer. The horseback riding and ATV... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is great for families. The staff are very friendly and the horses are generally named after states. The staff will show you some great views of the Smoky Mountains.

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