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Wild Horse Museum

Address: 1129 Corolla Village RD, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: 252-453-8002
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Corolla
Type: Museums
Owner description: Located in the restored 1901 Old Corolla Schoolhouse, the Wild Horse Museum features interactive...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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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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8 reviews 8 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
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I found the Wild Horse Museum to be more of a gift shop than a museum. We went to the Museum with our toddler for a craft activity that was advertised online. We had thought that the museum offered a "paint a horse" activity, and were surprised to learn that the Museum stopped the event and didn't offer it the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Considering how big a part the horses are and have been to this area, the museum was a bit of a disappointment. It was basically a t-shirt shop with some pictures and a lady to talked about the horses. It could have been so much better, but it wasn't.

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pine bish
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Enjoyed this place immensely and went back a few times to learn more and help support the fund. Thank the wonderful people that help the beautiful horses!!

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We come here every year on our trip to Corolla. Its a small place but has many cool things to check out, all centered around protecting the wild horses of Corolla. There are many nice gifts to purchase with the proceeds going to a great cause. Check it out!

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