Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC

Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC
909 Little Cove Rd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Most guests spend 2 - 4 hours here.
Detail Includes either gem mining or catch-and-release fishing depending on selection. Guests can also visit the petting zoo with their chosen activity.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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For family adventures and entertainment, Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC is sure to be a blast. Here, guests can find a multitude of adventures to spark their interest and enjoy an afternoon participating in family-friendly activities. At the Dude Ranch, guests can participate in Gem Mining, a Petting Zoo, Fishing Pond, and the Heritage Museum. 

Fishing Pond


There is nothing better than a day spent outdoors fishing, and at the Big Rock Dude Ranch, guests can put their angling skills to the test. This expansive fishing pond is brimming with crappie, catfish, bass, and bluegill. Guests are sure to have a fun time during a catch-and-release fishing adventure. Plus, rod, real, and bait are all provided.

Gem Mining


Go mining for geodes and gems at this awesome activity. Visitors of all ages will have a blast sifting through the dirt to find sparkling treasures. In each bag of geodes, guests will find gems from all across the world including quartz crystal, amethyst, pyrite, serpentine, rose quartz, selenite, jade, turquoise, and more. These are amazing souvenirs! 

Petting Zoo


The petting zoo gives kids and kids at heart the chance to bond with adorable baby animals. Guests can pet and feed gorgeous goats, ponies, rabbits, llamas, geese, chickens, ducks, peacocks, and various birds. The feed can be purchased at the General Store for only $3, though the petting zoo area is free. Be sure to capture the moments with your camera, too!

Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum features tons of relics and treasures from the Civil War era, as well as local primitives. See old photos from days long ago, equipment that was used to produce goods, and so many other amazing relics. The museum is located inside the General Store where you can buy tons of fun souvenirs including cowboy hats, t-shirts, and yummy snacks!

Do not miss out on a chance for family fun the next time you are in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. At Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC, guests can experience a variety of activities and make some new memories.

Frequently Asked Questions for Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC:
  • What is included in the admission price for Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC?
    It includes gem mining or fishing depending on selection as well as admission to the petting zoo.
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC?
    Most guests spend 2 - 4 hours here.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a fishing pond, picnic areas, petting zoo, general store, and museum on-site.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC appropriate?
    This is great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Adventures at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa LLC? Is it free?
    There is free parking on-site at Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa.
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