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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Address: Hot Springs, SD
Phone Number: 800-252-6652
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Description: This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and...
This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
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I was a little apprehensive when we were crowded onto a mini school bus. It was a rough ride, but well worth it. The first place our tour guide took us was a small herd of horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is like many beautiful paintings seen of landscapes and horses. They roam wild and free so have your cameras ready to take as many photos as possible. This is a driving range so you stay in your car and ride and look at the beautiful things. There are horses and cows and rabbits galore just enjoy the scenery.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I was a little apprehensive when we were crowded onto a mini school bus. It was a rough ride, but well worth it. The first place our tour guide took us was a small herd of horses near the entrance where we were able to see a two-day old foal. We were allowed out of the bus and as we... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What an amazing place! I was in Rapid City for a few days while my husband worked. I decided to go spend the day with wild horses . . . what a dream come true! I arrived early and spent some time walking around the sanctuary. I ended up taking the bus tour as the private tours were booked. I... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

awesome tours where you can actually hug a mustang! Great tour guides who are very knowledgeable and answer all of your questions. Great food is served at the cafe on site, unique as well as traditional souvenirs for sale in the visitor center. Stay in one of the beautifully decorated cabins on site for a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I am puzzled by the negative reviews on here. Perhaps those reviewers do not understand. This is not a zoo. This is a mission of one man, Dayton Hyde, that has taken 30 years to come to its current state. It is a 13,000 acre sanctuary for American mustangs (wild horses). It is the horses' home, not a place for... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I came across this online and being animal lovers it went on our to-do list. It is so worth the fee since most of the money collected goes to the animals. The founder, Dayton Hyde was there and my husband had a nice chat with him. We were taken out into the hills to see the wild mustangs, such beautiful... More 

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was worth the trip -- but be advised after you leave the main road it is several miles on a dirt road. I would not recommend going if it has been raining a lot. We were too late in the day for the tour and did not find anything prior to our going out there about what time the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This Ranch is a bit out of the way but absolutely worth the trip. It's run by a family whose mission is to rescue wild horses from a tragic end and provide a sanctuary for all horses that have "outlived" their "usefulness". The tour is done in recycled school buses and the driver/guide explains the mission, the history of the... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We arrived at the sanctuary during a down pour so didn't take the bus tour to see the wild horses. The owners were informative and there was a nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My family thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Sanctuary. Everyone there truly is passionate about saving the American Mustang and other horses that would otherwise end up in a slaughter house. It was beautiful to see the horses living free. We even got to feed a couple of them. Our tour guide was clearly very passionate about these horses. He... More 

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Address: Address: Hot Springs, SD
Phone Number: 800-252-6652
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hot Springs

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