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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 #53 of 89 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were very pleased with our ride. It had been 20+ years since we had been on a horse so I was a little uneasy to start. Everyone there was just great! They did everything they could to make everyone comfortable. We didnt have children with us but had some in the group and I was amazed at how well... More

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New Palestine, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Eel came to this place for the fishing and petting zoo. The layout was very nice. I was disappointed that they only had hot dog for bait to fish with. We did catch a few fish, but probably did better with worms. We had an overall good experience and plan to go back in the future.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a favorite of my family! Total our 5,the time here girls love the horses and trails! This year my youngest now seven road by her self, she knew just what to do! The tour guides are great full of yeehaws and fun, can't forget yourpicture on your horse and cowboy or girl hat!! And see the rest of... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful people. My husband and daughter went for a horse ride on a mountain trail. The guide was so helpful and watched the kids very well. They explain everything and make sure you are comfortable before you take off for the ride. My daughter fell in love with horses.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great time at this ranch - so much so we went back a second time. Took the riding, mining, fishing and animal feed package and it was well worth the money - a great way to fill the day!!!. The staff are very friendly especially Chuck on the horses who made a lovely fuss of our 7... More

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visit the area every year and were looking for something different to do. We decided on this particular dude ranch because they also had fishing, petting zoo, and picnic area. Everyone had a great time. The guides and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. If you are looking to spend a day instead of an hour, this is the... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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