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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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Summer is great, but I loved the BHWHS in the winter.

I have visited the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary six or seven times, all during the summer months over the past 20 years. On December 26, my family and I took a 2 hour tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have visited the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary six or seven times, all during the summer months over the past 20 years. On December 26, my family and I took a 2 hour tour, and we all loved the winter experience. The horses look beautiful in their winter coats and the colors of the horses contrasting with the snow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just an amazing place to visit (if in the area YOU MUST VISIT) - enjoyed the scenery, history, Native American art, Sun Dance and of course the Horses. We took a private tour around the centre and met alot of horses such as curlies, Gruillos ans American and Spanish Mustangs. To add to amazing experience of visting this charity, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

An extremely wonderful place to visit and an unforgettable experience to be so very close to these magic animals, the volunteers do fantastic work and the site is a conservationist's delight. A place to visit at leisure with plenty of time, there is a lovely shop, and also visit the rocks with those drawings thousands of years old, Just pure... More 

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Chariton, Iowa, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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