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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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Beautiful Horses!

We stopped here because my daughter and I both have a passion for horses and wanted to see the sanctuary. It was an easy drive from Hot Springs, and the prairie with herds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Penn Valley, California
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Penn Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here because my daughter and I both have a passion for horses and wanted to see the sanctuary. It was an easy drive from Hot Springs, and the prairie with herds of horses were stunning. We spent quite a while just watching the horses eat, run and romp! It really does one good to see these beautiful animals... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A great experience. While the horses are no longer wild, they are living the life! They were born wild but placed in pens or other such "living situations". To be among these magnificent horses was really enjoyable and worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

14,000 acres. 600 horses. My wife and I took the tree hour private tour conducted by Mark. The ranch is well run and fun. The tour's price is a donation to the conservancy. 501c3 charity. Rancher's life is tough. The rancher's are equal to the task. After the tour we ate a 1/3 lb. Bison burger, yogurt, pie. Free coffee.... More 

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Manderson, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

favorite part of this, the horses! love the view and the gift shop very nice, the scenery while enroute to the sanctuary is worth the drive.

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to see this place and wasn't disappointed. The horses were gorgeous to look at with a nice mix of friendly and wild. I wouldn't have enjoyed just glorified pets. Some would let you pet them but most were wild and free as they should be.This place is doing important work in preserving these amazing creatures. And they're... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We signed up for the 9:00 AM two hour tour with trepidation...wondering if we were going to get our money's worth. We needn't have worried as we saw literally hundreds of horses! The sanctuary is about 30 minutes south of Hot Springs and getting there is very easy...just follow the signs. We got there about an hour early and wandered... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Such a wonderful excursion while on our vacation to Sturgis! Our tour guides, Marvin and Diane, were wonderful! Not only did we learn the history of the horses, but some history on the grounds itself (movie background, property owners and Lakoda Indian tribe). We were able to get out of the bus to get up close with the mustangs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I really liked this quaint little place! Lots of horses for pics. Nice little gift shop! Friendly might I add good looking staff! Its for a good cause so spend some money!

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Chariton, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I know. I know. You're not a huge horse person but your wife is, and the prospect of spending time and money to see horses grazing is..well.. not atop your list. But here's the thing... it really is an awesome place. The story, guides, land, and yes... horses will make this the highlight of your trip to the Hills. Seriously...... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dayton O. Hyde and his amazing staff rescue these beautiful creatures known as the wild mustang. The wild mustang help build america. The cabins are very nice, every thing you need for a night or a week. Plan to stay a week for my next visit. The ranch is beautiful, well worth the drive from Georgia and a great value... More 

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