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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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we took the atv's out, it was a blast! the guide took us through various hills, waterways, forests. we spent an hour out and enjoyed every minute. they have a stocked fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Baxter, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I swung into this location the day before we actually rode. We talked with the staff and wanted to see the horses. You see my hubby is a bit...fluffy. They had several larger draft horses and assured us they could accommodate him. All their animals looked healthy and in good care. We genuinely looked forward to taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to ride on 01/17/16 last year. There were 5 of us and my 6'5" husband had never been on a horse. We think y'all put him on the biggest one you have. He had a blast. My daughter and her friend rode Gee and Haw. I can't remember the names of all the other ones but it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we took the atv's out, it was a blast! the guide took us through various hills, waterways, forests. we spent an hour out and enjoyed every minute. they have a stocked fishing pond, petting zoo and horse back riding as well. it's a great place, will definitely go back!

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Badsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The ranch advertises horse riding, ATVs, animal petting and fishing. We go there for the fishing. This is the 5th time we have visited the ranch over the last few years and always fished. There are pan fish aplenty but there are also reasonably sized cat fish and bass. You can buy bait and rent fishing poles on site and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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 28 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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 23 October 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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