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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

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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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So relaxing and a Must Do

This is the first time that we visited the Big Rock Ponderosa on our many visits to Pigeon Forge. My daughter is 9 years old and wanted to ride a horse. We tried it and are so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Charmd89
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Newbern, Tennessee
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Newbern, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is the first time that we visited the Big Rock Ponderosa on our many visits to Pigeon Forge. My daughter is 9 years old and wanted to ride a horse. We tried it and are so glad we did. The staff is very friendly and the horses are so good on the trails. I was a little nervous because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited this ranch on 3/24/2015 with my husband and 7 year old daughter. We had very little horse riding experience but the cowboys were so friendly and helpful. Our guide made sure everyone was comfortable with horses and trail. He kept the young kids at front of group with him to be sure they were ok and having fun.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been coming to the NC and TN area for several years, we have been to many horseback places and my husband has never been able to ride being over 250 lbs. When we called they did not guarantee he could ride but when we arrived we were surprised to be told it would be no problem. They were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The start was plain awful. This lady was very rude and seemed to be very inconsiderate. It felt like we were at the fair being nicked and dimed. We had a group of 14. We did horseback, atv, and fishing. The fishing is a complete rip off there are no fish....they shouldn't collect $16 for fishing. Pond so small. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We took my 5 year old niece horse back riding for the first time. Our guide Jimmy was awesome he talked to her the whole hour ride. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, from the lady at the front desk to the people tending to the horses in the stabel.

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Venice, Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This "dude ranch" has it all! Horseback riding, ATV rental, a petting zoo with all sorts of animals, a fishing pond too! Carol, in The General Store was very friendly and helpful. Chuck, our ATV guide was wonderful. If you go, don't short change yourself and NOT ride the ATV's! You get super instructions, and the adventure is great. We... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was my wife's and my first time riding 4 wheelers. My wife was a little nervous about riding them, especially after reading all of the warnings. Chuck, our guide, made us feel very much at our ease. He explained very patiently about everything, and reassured us that he would help with any obstacle that made us nervous. He was... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I chose to go here last minute, the day before we went back home. Now, we live in Lexington, KY, so there are plenty of horse riding opportunities there, but not like this. The trail we rode on was just amazing! It seemed like we just kept going up and up and up and the views we... More 

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We love horseback riding and ride regularly, so we were excited to trail ride on vacation. The people were very friendly but it's not a true riding experience. The horses want to ride as close to the edge the whole way up the mountain. For anyone afraid of heights, this is too much to handle. We weren't allowed to properly... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our family did the horse back riding, best facility around! I am large and in charge and need a big girl horse, my son is also quite tall. They had exactly what we needed....Denver was a top rated guide! Thanks to the staff for a wonderful day! Excellent facility! Will be back again and great local rates!

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