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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

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Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
Phone Number: 865-428-9398
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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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Horseback riding

My family visited the ranch in July 2016. The ranch was nice, with a general store, petting zoo and fishing pond. We arrived around 12:30pm, parked and looked around. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Doogie124
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Sanford, Florida
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter enjoyed the ride and loved the scenery. The ranch makes it much easier for novice riders to mount their horses, by having a ramp that brings you up to the level of the horse, so that you don't have to lift yourself up into the saddle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place for ATV rides. It was a lot of fun and if you choose not to go while other members of your family go there are places to sit outside on a rocking chair while the fans blow. Also Carol who works at the front desk is pretty awesome. Everyone was so nice.

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Thank Blanca G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us took a ATV tour. With tip included it was under $74 per person. I felt like we would have more fun on single seat 4 wheelers instead of the 6 seat ones everyone else was renting; I was right! Im glad we had a tour guide because he would slow us down on at the right spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Help was amazing very nice people! They normally don't have a weight limit you might have to wait if you are over 250lbs. in the summer time when it is hot and nasty out they sometimes have to in force the weight limit so we all didn't get to go and the people were very nice and offered us lots... More 

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Quincy, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The two women went horseback riding and the two men went ATVing. All four people had a good time. Each couple got a package of one atv ride, one horseback ride, free bottled water, fishing, petting zoo food, and a 3lb gem mining for $88. The staff was very friendly. The horseback riding was throughout the forest and you really... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great afternoon of trail riding, my 9yr old daughter had never rode a horse, she rode by herself and had a great time, great memories shared as a family, also the petting zoo is a added plus

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Thank llmarion14
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son finally did some fishing. He had been wanting to go fishing for a whole week. For three days of fishing for $21 I thought was pretty good. The provide you with a rod and bait. In addition you get a little bag of food so you can feed the animals in the petting area. Good family time.

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Sanford, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited the ranch in July 2016. The ranch was nice, with a general store, petting zoo and fishing pond. We arrived around 12:30pm, parked and looked around. We decided to do just the horseback riding. When we paid, we were told the wait would be about 30 mins since there was a rain storm coming and they were... More 

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Thank Doogie124
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of four were the first to arrive at opening. The staff member did not leave a positive impression as she wanted to determine who could ride by eyeballing them instead of asking for weight or using a scale. I am the heaviest in my party and weigh about 15 pounds below the websites advertised limit of 250. Initially... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 11:30 for our ride. They do not take reservations, so it is first come first serve. We were told it would be about an hour and a half wait, so we got some food to feed the local animals. Their system for tracking the next riders is not the best, it was difficult to understand what number... More 

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