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Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
+1 865-428-9398
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Another must on your vacation!! I was lucky enough to be the only person on a riding tour through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stacyblanchard51
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Trail riding

Horses were cared for. Petting zoo was cute. Be careful if the llama doesn't like you, it will... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary F
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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“petting zoo” (99 reviews)
“horseback ride” (43 reviews)
“gem mining” (53 reviews)
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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another must on your vacation!! I was lucky enough to be the only person on a riding tour through the Smokies here. My horse, Mr. T, was a sweetheart, and the ride was just breathtaking. People were so wonderful, fun, and friendly here! I didn't...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Horses were cared for. Petting zoo was cute. Be careful if the llama doesn't like you, it will spit, no joke. They offer photos at a reasonable price. Cute little dude ranch with horses for larger people.

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We always come to Big Rock Dude Ranch when we visit to enjoy the horseback riding. Friendly people and the horses are well taken care of. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We chose the package that allows you to do everything on the ranch...horse riding, fishing, gem mining, ATVs and petting zoo! It was AMAZING!!! The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The staff is extremely kind and helpful! This was southern hospitality at its...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went to Pigeon Forge for our honeymoon last year and decided to come back for our one year anniversary. I've never been horseback riding before so I was a little nervous but the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and made me feel right at...More

Thank Scarlet J
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t review anything else but I will tell u my family loves horseback riding. The tour guide was excellent and very good with the kids and everyone. It’s a little pricier then a few other pocked we checked and we did have a little wait...More

Thank seabiff
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the ranch the entire staff was extremely hospitable, excellent service clean and well organized. Our kids loved gem mining and horse back riding. The horses were so easy to ride, the trail through the mountains was beautiful and our horse guide Bo was...More

Thank Sharifa C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Our guide was Briar. He was very friendly and entertaining. Kids really enjoyed this experience. I recommend being there by 10am or your wait time with be a while. We visited the day before at 4pm and it was a 2 hr wait. They recommended...More

Thank Kelly G
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our guide for the horse ride was Bryer. He was amazing. Would def go again. Very friendly. The wait to ride was a bit long but worth it

Thank jodi p
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went to big rock dude ranch today to ride horses and had the best time our guide Bo and the great guys that got us saddled up Mark and Daniel did a amazing job and can't forget Ms.Carol at the counter all the staff was...More

Thank Kari O
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nataliebrandt2018
1 February 2018|
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Response from yesy89 | Reviewed this property |
Picture is not included in the price, they cost $15 each. Last time I rode a horse I was 10 years old I’m 29 now and i wasn’t scared or worried at anytime going up and down the trails, horses are so gentle and know where to... More
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Christine J
11 August 2017|
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Response from Ashley O | Reviewed this property |
In other words, as long as there are no tornadoes or something serious, they should be open.
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Response from justmarried17 | Reviewed this property |
Bass. They are really good size
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