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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: +1 865-428-9398
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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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My family and I had a great time here. My daughter (16) and wife are both avid riders as we have horses at home but wanted to go riding in the mountains. They had a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shane and Yvonn... S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a great time here. My daughter (16) and wife are both avid riders as we have horses at home but wanted to go riding in the mountains. They had a wonderful time. Their guide, Daniel was very friendly and helpful. I am not a rider but stayed behind at the barns. Carol and all of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful views, peaceful- guided ride and bonus- they have a "petting zoo." You can feed/pet pony, pig, goats, chicken, geese, and more. It's awesome.

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South MS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told on the phone that they could accommodate my larger husband. They neglected to mention the extra $14 added to the $31 price until we got there. Add in the overpriced photos at the end $12.99 for each person in your group and the tip for the person who never spoke to us but rode ahead of the... More 

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New Market, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my girls here to ride horses (they are 4, 9, 11, 17) and they were great. I've never rode a horse and they really worked with me. The horses were very well trained and we had an amazing time.

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1 Thank pbmax101
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My wife and I (early 40s) brought our (4) children here a couple weeks ago. Their age range is between 7 - 13. Not many places can pull off being equally fun for all of them but this pulls it off. We went riding for about an hour which went perfectly. We asked if the guide could hold the lead... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I was looking forward to taking a horse back ride as it has been years since I've been on a horse. I picked this place based on reviews, but was not impressed. The place was very clean and the horse seemed very well taken care of. However, the trails and the guide was less than impressive. The guide didn't interact... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Donna at customer service made us feel welcome and comfortable being 1st time riders. They offered a combo deal horseback riding, atv ride,fishing and gem mining for $89 dollars! Incredible deal and then our guide for horseback trail,Zack was outstanding! Our daughter was crying about riding,she's just 9yrs old and he calmed her down,reassuring her. He educated her on horses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We had an awesome time here! My daughter (9yrs old) and I had a great ride, they offer helmets to wear and took care to ask her questions about her ability to ride. The place is VERY clean and the horses know their job. My husband was able to fish for the hour we rode and even caught a few... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We specifically chose this place for our vacation based on comparing to other stables. I did not realize that I would be placed on a scale to ride a horse! It was very Embarrassing and Degrading!! It was noted that they do accept heavier riders when horses are available. We were told to call the next day after Being Weighed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

My husband and I had such a great time here! The horse ride was really pretty and the guide was perfect, talking just enough but not too much so we still had the feel of being just a couple. The animals there are exotic and fun to feed. Only a few things that we did not enjoy such as the... More 

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