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Address: 1129 Corolla Village RD, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-8002
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Located in the restored 1901 Old Corolla Schoolhouse, the Wild Horse Museum...

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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Good quick stop - better when a horse is there

This is a small shop with very little parking and not a lot to see but if you can get some time with one of the volunteers to talk about the horses, their history and their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Blaine M
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small shop with very little parking and not a lot to see but if you can get some time with one of the volunteers to talk about the horses, their history and their current state it is very interesting - they are very knowledgeable about everything in the area. If there is a horse there (in a... More 

Thank Blaine M
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Here is the beautiful history and preservation of the Wild Horses. Very interesting how these Mustangs came to the Outerbanks, survived and florished. You can adopt a Mustang here..

Thank spiritualdawn
Cornelius NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Earleir in the day, we had spent about two hours with a very good for profite guide service who took us back to see the horses and proved very informative. The museun is somehow affiliated with another quide service abeit both are non-profit. Proceeds from the museum and quide service do benefit the horses however. The lady at the museum... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My sister and I visited the museum while waiting for our Wild Horse tour. We visited with one of the horses they had stabled at the museum who had been injured and rescued and rehabilitated by the volunteers.

Thank Lori W
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Near the lighthouse, a small but informative museum regarding the wild horses in the area. Tours of the beach and horse habits are given for a fee. We listened to a pre-tour review of the horses and their habitats which was very interesting.

Thank luvdisneylt
Shelby, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was very interesting. It helped with the history of the horses. You can visit before or after you hummer tour. The ladies there are very knowledgeable and are more than happy to help with your questions. Be sure to ask about the horse farm operation and adoptions. Several days a week you can pet a horse. They visit from... More 

Thank Rebecca R
Oberlin, Ohio
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Although the Wild Horse Museum is small, it is full of information about the horses. A nice gift shop. Just beyond the Historic Village. Worth a stop in.

Thank kcrossqbee
Westerville, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It was a very small place but packed with important information that helps one understand the precarious situation the horses are in. I was glad to go and read, learn, shop for a great t-shirt and donate some money.

Thank Holly R
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The staff were very eager to share their knowledge about the history of the wild horses. I learned a lot. They also had some nice souvenirs for sale.

Thank jlthorn1
Brighton, Michigan
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is not a museum. There is only one poorly-done display. It is a gift shop to raise money for the horses. I took my 4-year old granddaughter and we were both disappointed.

Thank cinc815

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