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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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Just plain wrong.

They didn't tell us about the fee for being "larger people". We're average size and there was a $12... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rebeccafeuerhammer
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West Union, South Carolina
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Awesome!

Briar and the crew were so much fun! Myself, Brother, Sister-in-law and nephew did the hour ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
queengloriae
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Jackson, Mi
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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” (101 reviews)
“horseback ride” (43 reviews)
“gem mining” (54 reviews)
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909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4531
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+1 865-428-9398
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They didn't tell us about the fee for being "larger people". We're average size and there was a $12 fee per person they considered to be large (on top of the normal outrageous costs). Paid too much just to do zigzags up a mountain on...More

Thank rebeccafeuerhammer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Briar and the crew were so much fun! Myself, Brother, Sister-in-law and nephew did the hour ride today. My nephew is 4 and had never been on a horse- Briar was great staying with him and making sure he was having fun. Would definitely recommend!!!!...More

Thank queengloriae
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the 3 mile guided horseback ride. Like most places you have to be careful you can be out a lot money for extras before you know it. I don’t agree that they pay there work hands that do the hardest job taking care of...More

Thank wanda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place I’ve ever been horseback riding, they take amazing care of the animals and the staff is very friendly. I recommend this to anyone looking to take a nice ride!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place I have ever done a trail ride. Horses are well taken care of, they definitely know what they are doing and care about the animals! Trail guides are friendly and helpful. The owner is very sweet and loves her horses!...More

Thank Alisha C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a great riding experience... you have found it! The horses are well taken care of and are gentle giants. I haven’t ridden a horse in 30 years. Our guide Daniel was great! This is a must do for animal & nature...More

Thank insider7593
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank stacyblanchard51
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 21 April 2018 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!!

Thank ddalger
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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

Thank MandBBardo
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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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