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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Hot Springs, SD
800-252-6652
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Ranked #4 of 12 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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Nebraska
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I scheduled the 2 hour tour, which was great, I wish now I would have booked a longer one. The guide was great, informative, and friendly. He talked about the founder, the movies and commercials that were shot on there, including part of Hidalgo. The founder has a good relationship with some of the Native Americans and once a year... More

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Troy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Oh so AMAZING!!! We fell in love with the area!! We went early in the morning and were lucky to see the horses grazing and running about before we pulled into the sanctuary parking lot! Great experience, friendly people!! Just wonderful!!!!

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Oneonta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Anyone who loves horses would love the Sanctuary. This is our second time there. We have always taken the private tour and learned so much about the horses and the area. Our hats off to everyone there for the great work that they do.

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Livingston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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