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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Hot Springs, SD
800-252-6652
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Ranked #3 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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Livingston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Garey was our Tour Guide and I could feel the passion he has for these horses. Old Pug Nose may be a old bus but it works well. The tour is great, with many stops so that you can get out and take photos of the horses and the views. The horses are friendly and come up close, the history... More

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Round Lake Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This has been the highlight of our trip. So informative & beautiful horses. Loved everything about this tour, we took the 2 hour bus tour, our guide David was so informative & answered all our questions. It is a little exspensive, but for us well worth it. Not only the horses but seen & told about many interested historical sites... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Decided to stop here on our way to Colorado. We didn't have much time so I called and asked if I could pay for a shorter tour. They accommodated us and I'm glad. It was 3 adults and one child in an atv. I'm so glad we did that cause it didn't cost as much and we got to see... More

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You take a small bus and go out through the locations of the wild horses. Actually, the horses are very used to people and not so wild, but still interesting. You get up pretty close to the horses. There is also beautiful scenry and some ancient markings. The guide was knowledgeable. It is several hours so be prepared but the... More

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Salina, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is such an amazing place. I have been here 3 times in the past 2 years. This ranch will show you the most wonderful horses that are enjoying their freedom. Mark has done all my tours. I have brought my dad and my mother-in-law to share this wonderful place. Mark knows the horses, ranch, history and his love of... More

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Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a treat for my sister-in-law, a surprise that I planned because she is all about horses. On our road trip we came up the back way and it was perfect. The day was not to hot for an afternoon tour and our guide was very knowledgeable, kind and didn't mind us asking questions. The one thing that is... More

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Golden, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

3 hour Jeep tour with own guide (and a/c!!) to see and actually touch wild mustangs. Learned about different types (Spanish/American/Curly) mustangs. Beautiful scenery. Native artifacts, petriglyphs. Simply amazing. Will be coming back for 2-3 day adventure tour.

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our family took the 3 hour jeep tour with Mark and it was a very nice experience, since we really love horses. Mark is an excellent guide for the tour, telling us all about the sanctuary, the horses, the history, and answering our questions along the way. This is not your typical tourist attraction, so it might not be that... 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

We really enjoyed this tour. We did the 2 hour bus tour. Curt, our driver, was very knowledgeable and nice, a real cowboy. The bus ride is pretty bumpy. The scenery is beautiful! They are doing an awesome thing by protecting these horses and letting them live unbothered. I can't say enough great things about this place. It was real... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We took the two hour tour and were disappointed. We saw a couple of bands of horses and the petroglyphs. Didn't expect a lot more.....feel it is way overpriced. Expected more for the price. If it would have cost less...would have rated it a 5. Not worth the cost.

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