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Blue Bell Stables

12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
(605) 255-4700
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Custer
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Activities: Horseback riding
Traveler Description: If you’d like to go for a trail ride in the Black Hills down by Custer, Blue Bell Stables is one of a few legitimate trail ride outfits in the area... more »
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Royston, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
16 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Made a reservation a month in advance by email. They failed to give us directions in advance, instead requesting us to "call when you reach the park" to find we had no cell phone coverage ( well known in the park). When they did return our call to our cell ( the voice mail only picked up by email when... More

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St. Paul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our family of four (two adults, 12 year old and 10 year old) had a great time on our one hour horseback ride. My kids had never ridden before so we were a little unsure about how it would go. The guides were patient, encouraging, friendly and gave good instructions. We crossed a stream and went up and down a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I took our 7 and 9 year old girls on a 1 hour trek. The guides made the trip exceptional. The horses were very well trained and gentle. Highly recommend. Con: rain had washed out the trail for the 2 hour ride. Ah, mother nature... ;)

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a 6 year old who was permitted to ride by herself -- a giant hit! The Concessionaire was a charmer.

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boys and I recently booked an hour ride with Blue Bell Stables and I thought it was fantastic. The people there were very friendly. The horses were brought over to us one at time and my boys (11 & 9) were able to get on with no problems. The horses were very well trained and knew exactly where to... More

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Dearborn, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Staff was beyond great! Beautiful scenery on the trail, as well as the drive to and from (Mount Coolidge is near by). My horse was a little awnry, but fun anyway. My kids, 7 and 9, rode alone and did wonderful, as well as had a great time. I would go again

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Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a great trail ride...We were with our children and grandchildren age 9 and 11. Perfect for them The guides were great and we got to see a beautiful area on horseback. Jerry , who manages the place does a great job and our guides could not have been more friendly and helpful watching to make sure you were... More

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Apopka, Florida
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284 reviews 284 reviews
175 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am just an amatuer rider who went solo but the Blue Bell Stables staff watched out for me. Just let them know what your abilities are and they will give you the ride horse for the ride.

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Savannah, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My daughter and I went on a 1-hour trail ride. I have rode horses many times in my life but I have never been on an actual trail ride. This was not a laid-back trail ride like I was expecting, we went up and down steep rocky hills and went through a pretty deep creek (it was higher than normal... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I, son (11) and daughter (9) did the 1-hour trail ride during our July 2014 SD vacation and had a really great time. We met our horses, got a little training on neck-rein riding, and hit the trail! The first surprise was the trail itself. This is not an easy stroll through the plains - we went... More

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