Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa

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  • Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8654289398
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Ranch, Zoo, Mine, Bridge, Walking Area, Cafe, Leisure, Family And Kids, Adventure, Valley, Picnic Spot, Specialty Shop

Put on your riding gear, grab a hat and saddle up at the Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa. Time is of no essence here. Escape from the standard tourist traps and take your family for an outing they will not forget. The Smoky Mountain outdoor activities at the Ranch let you travel back in time. Feel what the early settlers experienced some 200 years ago. They crossed these mountains on horseback. That was the only mode of transport through the woods and valleys.

The Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa has a lot more to offer. Fish in the pond for Blue Gill, Croppy, Catfish, & Bass. They provide the rod, reel and bait and their system is Catch-and-Release. Picnic tables and swings near the pond offer relaxation for the entire family. The fishing pass is valid for a week so you can fish daily for a one-time cost. There is no fishing license required. You also get a complimentary ice cream, bottled water and a bag of animal food for the zoo.

Their gem mining is full of all sorts of Geo's. The flume is located beside the Little Cove Creek and the Kids' Playground. The types of gems in each bag range from Quartz Chrystal, Amethyst, Pyrite, and Blue Calcite. Serpentine, Agate, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Jade, and Turquoise are also there. These gems come from all over the world. Their zoo has goats, rabbits, and ponies. You can pet them and feed them. The llamas, emus, chickens and ducks are very friendly and endearing.

Enjoy a swift snack at Chow Boys Cafe. On the menu are sandwiches, hot dogs, cold drinks, and bottled water. Relax inside the cafe or take your snacks to any of our picnic tables located throughout the ranch. There is a foot bridge to walk over the creek and feel free to wade in. Catch a ride in a 4x4 ATV, and visit some of the most beautiful mountain areas. You start at the bottom of the ranch and go through creeks. Once you are comfortable, you ride up the mountain to the top. And before you head back to the ranch, pick up an authentic keepsake at the General Store.

Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa Travel Tips

  • Only Ticket Prices: Entry is free.
  • Special No 1- $ 30; Special No 2- $ 35; Special No 3- $ 40; Special No 4- $ 84
  • ATV Rides- $ 55
  • Tips & Warnings: All the special ticket prices include an hour Mountain Horseback Trail Ride.
  • It includes one bottle of spring water, a bag of corn for the zoo animals and a museum pass.
  • The more expensive tickets include gem ore, fishing and ATV ride.
  • Visit the museum. It is dedicated to the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • With the help of guests who visit the ranch, have planted over 5000 trees.
  • They ensure you are comfortable on the horse before you leave on your ride.

  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts- Desserts,
  • Cracker Barrel- Breakfast, Brunch
  • Texas Roadhouse- Steak house
  • Mcalisters Deli- Delicatessen

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  • Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa Address: 909 Little Cove Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, United States
  • Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa Contact Number: +1-8654289398
  • Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 6.24% of people who visit Pigeon Forge include Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa in their plan

  • 61.54% of people start their Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa

People normally club together Metcalf Bottoms Trail and Pigeon Forge Gem Mine while planning their visit to Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Big Rock Dude Ranch At Ponderosa Reviews & Ratings

Big rock dude ranch at ponderosa
  • can you ride the horse longer than as hour

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    • I think you can ride for more than an hour if you choose a package accordingly. But, I think it would be better to call Big Rock Dude Ranch on  1 865-428-9398 to confirm.

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