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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 24 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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Dearborn, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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

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, FL
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274 reviews 274 reviews
173 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Orange Park, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family of 4 took in a one hour ride and loved it. The staff definitely takes the responsibility of pairing each rider with the right horse. Our not-so-adventurous 9 year old was fine with the whole thing, no worries ever. A great family experience to see Custer State Park off the beaten path.

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Sioux City, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family of 3 did the horse ride as part of our Black Hills vacation. We are "green" at horse riding. My wife did this as a girl & wanted to do it together. We loved it! The scenery is beautiful. The horses did great and our 2 guides were friendly and took great care of us. We will do... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took a family vacation to the Black Hills area. One of the activities we chose was to go horseback riding. My family has very little experience with horses and my 8 year old had never been horseback riding. We were so pleased with our experience at the Blue Bell Stables. We had a great time including my 8 year... More

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Brighton, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Prices are great. Trail scenery is beautiful. Our 1 hour ride ended up close to 2 hours, so bonus. The trail guides are wonderful. My daughter told them she was nervous so he rode next to her until she felt comfortable and then he checked on her throughout the ride. Horses all very well behaved.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

These stables are very well run. The horses are all in great shape and you can tell that the people in charge care a lot about the horses. The trail ride was leisurely. There was a lot of rain so the creek was high and I was downgraded from the 2 hour ride to the 1 hour ride, but that... More

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