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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Hot Springs, SD
800-252-6652
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Description: This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
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Salinas, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had Gary as our tour guide, and we could not have been happier. Gary was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We took the 1 1/2 hour tour on an old school bus, and we were able to get out of the bus several time to take pictures and get a little closer to the horses. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My friend had heard about this place and wanted to go for a long time. We decided to take the 3 hours private tour. Which was perfect choice, it was just us 2. Our tour guide Mark is a great story teller. Educated us on the plants and history of the place, the movies that were filmed on the property... More

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Williston, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family had gone here once when I was younger and my sister and I decided to come back for our annual vacation again now that we are older. They definitely have updated and upgraded some things like now having a place to sell snacks and food. My sister and I had the Buffalo Burgers and they were amazing! We... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wild horses are beautiful. This sanctuary gives you the opportunity to see hundreds. We went on a two hour tour of the property. The tour guide talked about the spirit horses as well as the other types of horses at the sanctuary. 5 stars!!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We took the more expensive personalized tour in an suv led by a local retired rancher with tremendous knowledge of the area, horses, ranching, and the mission of the sanctuary. He taught us of the plants,climate,native cultures, and the wild Mustangs and their diversity. I was impressed and amazed at the work these people have done to save these forgotten... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First, we went at 9am in early June. So the bus ride conditions were comfortable and made it much more enjoyable. Idk how much we would have liked it if we were too hot. I saw a bad review on here for Kurt. ...maybe they relayed the message? Idk. Well when we got there and he was the guide I... More

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Fremont, California
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716 reviews 716 reviews
357 attraction reviews
686 helpful votes 686 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The reason you go to the sanctuary is to see the horses - many types, all enjoying themselves in an area where they are important. The small ticket fee is to see such amazing horses. There are various options such as larger group tours or smaller tours; their web site mentions the various options. we opted for a larger group... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We booked a private 4 hour photo tour of the sanctuary and mistakenly thought we'd see wild mustangs running on the prairie. The sanctuary is a beautiful spot with lots of scenery and lots of wild mustangs but it was a bit hard to find them and they were mostly eating with their heads down unless coaxed with a bit... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Make sure you have a good camera. My wife and I took the 2 hour tour and loved every minute of it.We wish we would have taken the longer tour. Just the history of what Dayton Hyde went through to aquire the land (11,ooo+)acres and what he and Susan have done is remarkable.Just to see all the wild horses,the landscape,Indian... More

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Monroe, Washington
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went on the 2 hour tour and wished I would have spent my time elsewhere. We spent 10 minutes just sitting there in the parking lot while our tour guide talked about the history and founder of the sanctuary, then we spent another 10 minutes driving over to the peacocks and turkeys in a pen next to the parking... More

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