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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Hot Springs, SD
800-252-6652
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
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Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
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Chariton, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Let me make this clear. SHE is a huge horse lover. I am more vanilla about them. However, I must say that we both thoroughly enjoyed this amazing place with a mission of preserving a place for wild horses that would otherwise have none. Our tour guide was also the cook. He made it a great experience for everyone...and then... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited the sanctuary this past August and took the private tour. Our tour guide Mark was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about not only the horses and sanctuary, but also the surrounding area and history. We took many great photos and were able to get a close look at the horses. We had a wonderful time and recommend spending... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Prayed that I would be able to go here before I left God's great green Earth and as "Miracle's do happen", He made that happen just a few days before this storm. It was the most AMAZING experience being with these magnificent creatures as God, My Father, Jehovah & My Sweet Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit said, "This pony... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Friendly welcome from the guy on the grill. Great food and enjoyed eating outside on the porch while watching the horses play. Great selection of horse types. Even saw chickens and pheasants. Even though it is about 10 miles south of Hot Springs it is worth the journey.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was my favorite adventure in South Dakota/Wyoming. If you love horses, you'll love this sanctuary. Our guide, Dave, was friendly, knowledgeable and you could feel his passion for these horses. We actually were able to pet a few of the horses that were not too skittish. Just a beautiful place! I want to go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I brought my 3 girls and a friend and they all loved it even though it rained. There were hundreds of beautiful horses on very pretty land. It was non - commercialized and a modest operation full of a lot of love for these horses.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Expensive, but worth every dollar - especially if you are into horses. From start the finish the tour was amazing. Up close and personal with wild mustangs, getting to hear their individual stories, histories and life. We took a 2 hour tour with Gary, who was stories and knowledge was brilliant. He was patient in answering questions and not in... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We pained $45 each for a two hour bus tour of this 73,000 acre sanctuary for wild horses or for those to live out their lives after service to our country or others. Very interesting place. Many different kinds of horses, Think there is a total of 650 horses.

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Dallas, Texas
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39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I think this was the highlight for the kids. We have on rider and the others love animals. We did not go with them, but their faces showed that it was time well spent.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived (without reservations) and were immediately greeted by Gary, our guide. After paying we waited approximately 10 minutes before boarding the bus. Gary was very informative and took the time to answer all questions. It was amazing to know that each horse had a name even though several of them looked very much alike. The horses were beautiful! The... More 

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