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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

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Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
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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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What a cute place. Want to horseback ride, ATV and go fishing. This is the place for you! They offer all of the above with multiple different packages to suit your needs. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Arkansas
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely beautiful. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. My nephew is special needs and Eddie and Mark in the stables were fantastic with him both before, during, and after the ride. This is such a great family place and we will definitely be going back.

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Thank brandimae
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cute place. Want to horseback ride, ATV and go fishing. This is the place for you! They offer all of the above with multiple different packages to suit your needs. My daughter and I went horseback riding while my husband and son went fishing. All for under a hundred bucks. Plus they threw in food to feed animals... More 

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Thank K4316KDchristines
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time, this place is really good, well organized and fun for all the family. We have a disabled rider, they organized a guide to give him vip treatment walking with him alone the trail, to make sure he fully enjoyed the hour long ride in a safe manner. The thanks and smile at the end where well... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though there was much more to do we only came for the horseback and atv rides. I have rode many atvs but still enjoyed this guided atv ride. I did feel a little restricted and wanted to fool around and get a little faster but was still fun and my daughter enjoyed it. My daughter loves horses and has... More 

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Thank Jerry M
Buffalo, New York
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62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome. There is so much to do. We rode the horses and fed the animals. The horse ride was fantastic. I'm a first time rider and it was so easy to ride. The staff is really friendly. My daughter is 7 and it was her first time. Daniel, our guide, hooked her horse to his and she... More 

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Thank Michelle L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Big Rock after first visiting Sugarland stables. I wanted to ride inside the park, so Sugarlands was our first pick. My wife wasn't sold on horseback riding though, so we had to look the place over first. My wife has bad knees, so I asked if they had a stool or something to help her mount the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our daughter for her 10th birthday and our sin he's 11. Neither of them had been on a horse through a trail let alone on a mountain. Our guide Efron was awesome and helpful. Mark was brilliant on the staging and caring for the horses and Carol was awesome in the main lobby. A absolute blast and must... More 

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Thank Tenzo G
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time today and would recommend this to everyone. We went on the horse trail for an hour ride up and around the mountain. The horses are well rested and cared for between rides by Mr Mark. Mr Jimmy was our guide and very observant of all the riders and our capabilities. We went gem mining after... More 

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Rapid City, Michigan
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

According to my 7 year d grandson this was the best petting zoo ever. The greedy goats and pony tried to eat all of the food! Also fed a lama, and sheep and were followed by ducks and a peacock. The short horse ride with photo was enough for 7 year olds. If it was warmer we would have gone... More 

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Thank Cms2716
Panama City, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We did a package that included horseback riding, gem mining, and the petting zoo. Seeing the mountain on horseback is an experience that is not to be missed! The kids loved the gem mining, they found lots of great gems. The petting zoo animals loved interacting with us. The staff and horse guides were wonderful. It was our kids' first... More 

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