Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa in Pigeon Forge

Minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a family place that will take you back in time to experience the Smokies like settlers did 200 years ago, on horseback.

Kids love the horses in the SmokiesHorseback riding outdoor attractionBig Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa is that place and they offer the “guaranteed best ride in the Smokies” on beautiful, well-groomed and well-cared for horses that will give every member of your family a great and enjoyable ride. But that’s not all you can do at Big Rock, no there is so much more that your family or group can enjoy.

Stocked fishing pondGem Mining near GatlinburgThey have a fully stocked fishing pond with picnic tables around the pond for you and your kids to sit around, enjoy nature, compare fishing stories and enjoy a nice quiet lunch or snack. You can wander over to the Gem Mine and pan for precious stones. Watching the joy and amazement your children will exhibit when they uncover their first pyrite, rose quartz or turquoise stones out of the dirt of the sluice is a memory that you will keep forever, especially if you capture it in pictures or video.

ATV 4x4 mountain ridesPetting Zoo in Pigeon Forge, TNAnd for more looks of wonder and amazement, take your children through the free Petting Zoo to see, pet and feed all types of God’s little creatures.

For the more adventurous you can climb aboard the Big Rock dude Ranch 4×4 ATVs and climb to the top of the mountain and explore some of the Smokies best scenery.

Smoky Mountain SouvenirsLunch and snack at PonderosaWhen you come back down hit the chuck wagon on Chow Boys Cafe, browse through the Museum, and take home a souvenir from the General Store.

Plan to spend the day at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa and plan to win tickets by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest at Simply “Like” the post and look for the winner after the contest runs from May 19th through the 25th, 2015.

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2017-06-01T14:54:02+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Smoky Mountains Information|

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