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Address: 1129 Corolla Village RD, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-8002
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Description: Located in the restored 1901 Old Corolla Schoolhouse, the Wild Horse...
Located in the restored 1901 Old Corolla Schoolhouse, the Wild Horse Museum features interactive exhibits, photos and information on the Wild Mustangs of Corolla, NC. Learn about the history of wild horses that have roamed the Outer Banks for over 500 years, and still call these beaches home. Outside on the grounds, kids activities include horse painting, and once a week pet a live horse that comes to visit. Open year round Mon - Fri 10:00-4:00.
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The attendant did not offer to help us in anyway. She was on the phone the entire time we were in the building. She never even aknowledged that we were there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Plympton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were there 20 min past opening and it was still closed. I really wanted to see it , and others were walking away also....so sad.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The attendant did not offer to help us in anyway. She was on the phone the entire time we were in the building. She never even aknowledged that we were there.

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Corolla, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Definitely take time to visit and learn about our horses. If you're lucky you may meet our mustangs advocate Karen. She is vivacious and very knowledgeable about the mustangs. Please make a donation to a very worthy cause.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Learn about the wonderful wild horses of Corolla. For a small fee you can even sponsor a horse. Our kids had a lot of fun at this museum and the volunteers were wonderful and spent time explaining them about the horses and answering their questions

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Austin, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Giddy-up on this museum! Very nice staff was informative and eager to help w questions. Souvenirs are reasonably priced. Would love to see more of a museum although I realize all proceeds go directly to fund care for the wild horses. I just think a more attractive museum would attract even more finances to care for the horses. Fun facts:... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Really great for all info needed on the horses and very nice gift shop. The money for all things sold in gift shop goes to the care of the horses.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved supporting the Corolla horses by buying in the shop and taking the horse tour through the museum. They are most interested in protecting the horse population.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were in Outer Banks for a wedding, but I wanted to see the wild horses and the museum during some off time. The lady that was in the shop part of the museum on the last Saturday in September was extremely informative and friendly. We had a great "visit" while I shopped (mostly just to buy something to remember... More 

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Bedford, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lots of shirts and touristy things to buy--some of which would benefit the horses. The museum part was stuck over to the side; my husband missed it entirely. I'm glad they want to care for the horses, but they need a more professional approach in my opinion.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were interested in taking a tour to see the wild horses. We found that the Wild Horse Museum conducts tour trips, and the proceeds go toward the care and advocacy for the horses. Knowing that this tour benefits the horses rather than the other numerous for-profit tour operators made this an easy choice. We visited the museum the day... More 

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