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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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Horse Lover Must Do

Wild mustangs and open range. Make sure you take two hour tour. See movie set used in Crazy Horse movie. Bob our guide knew his history of horses. Some Spanish mustangs. Get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wild mustangs and open range. Make sure you take two hour tour. See movie set used in Crazy Horse movie. Bob our guide knew his history of horses. Some Spanish mustangs. Get to step out and pet/bond at a couple of stops. If you like horse, this is a must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We visited in the early morning with Dave as our driver. We are a family of 4. While somewhat costly it was well worth it. Further, to run this place is also extremely expensive. You board an old school bus and the driver/ guide takes you to several places on the grounds of this sanctuary. This is not a zoo,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Most are BLM rescue horses from roundups – probably descended from Indian ponies. One herd are direct descendants from the Conquistador’s horses. Their brochure made it sound like I would see these picturesque thundering herds, when in fact because they are fed by people, they are quite tame and approach us. I never saw them running, only standing round. It... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We brought 2 of our teenage grandchildren here while on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think those who have given negative reviews don't understand what this place is. It is not wild horses roaming free in the west. It is a sanctuary for those wild horses which were captured and would have been destroyed. The old busses they use... More 

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Westville, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We did not take the tour. It was a bit pricey for a familyofsix. However, you can see the wild mustangs at the visitor center, with beautiful and clean bathrooms,a cafe, and great atmosphere. Beautiful trails and great photo ops too. The movie site ofHidalgo as well.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had Marvin and Bill as our guides and they were as charming and amusing as they come. The passion and personal affection they have for the horses is so evident, and it makes you feel so good knowing these horses are living the free life that they were meant to live. We were able to get much closer to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A beautiful day and some education on horse training as well. They had 1 year old that they were starting to saddle break.

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Saint Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My niece introduced me to wild mustangs and how bad the govoment is treating them. So as I looked for things to do in the Mt. Rushmore area while we were there we found the sanctuary. The people that take care of these horses are amazing. We choose to do the 3hr private tour, which got us right in to... More 

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

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

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

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