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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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Go there if you like the wild horses

The museum operates on a shoestring budget and has done a very good job. Proceeds from gift shop sales and 4WD tours they offer go to caring for the wild horses (UNLIKE any of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Nancy B
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Cameron, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was hoping for a little bit more to the idea of a "museum" but it was mainly a store. I liked being able to support the horses but I wish there was more for those not doing the drive tour. But there is a driving tour they do so if you do not have 4WD it would be worth... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great experience. The person in charge was the head of The Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Learned a lot about the Spanish Mustangs and efforts to protect them.

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Signal Hill, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Amazing Horses we were turned on to. It is just something to see the spanish horses that survive in Corolla. How the people take care of them by leaving them alone. Everyone we talked to was very knowledgeable about the horse. Well worth the time

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The museum operates on a shoestring budget and has done a very good job. Proceeds from gift shop sales and 4WD tours they offer go to caring for the wild horses (UNLIKE any of the other 4WD tours that make NO contribution to care of the horses...but profit from it). Please support and make donations to those who are supporting... More 

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Plympton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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