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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We drove by here on a whim because we saw it on Trip Advisor as a good place to visit. Unfortunately, we missed the last tour, but were able to walk around and see and pet the horses. It is so nice to see them out there in beautiful scenery living a good life. The staff was very nice and... More

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had an absolutely amazing time! Our tour guide was Gary. He was very informative and gave us plenty of time to stop and take photos of the horses. I found the other stops very interesting. We did the 2 hr bus tour and the time just flew by. There will be a next time, and then we'll pay for... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a birthday adventure that included a visit to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, truly amazing!! If you like horses you must visit!! The people are wonderful and so informative. We went to see the horses and discovered so much more, there is so much history to discover!! I love horses and could have spent days out there... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Driving up to this place in a beautiful area of South Dakota, we started to see the horses inside of fencing. When we arrived at the facility, we saw several sheds or "barns" with many breeds of "wild" horses. What I missed in the name was the word sanctuary. These horses were far from "wild". We arrived early and hung... More

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mr. Dayton Hyde has created the most beautiful place in the world for wild horses to roam free. His ranch manager Susan is so compassionate about her work on the ranch. I traveled with a close friend that I met in high school due to our love of horses and we rode our horses together for years in Texas. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You take a tour bus around the fields where the free mustangs and spanish horses are allowed to roam. These are all rescued horses and are now free to roam, with caring food and water support when needed. No government support, just donations and tour fees. Well worth the time to see this quality operation. You do get to pet... More

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Mira Loma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a place I wanted to visit ever since I knew we would be going to South Dakota. I was not disappointed--13000 acres of protected land, inhabited by only the horses and other wild animals. The place was clean, the horses well fed, and we even saw one 8 hour old foal on our trip through the sanctuary. Just... More

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Gibbon, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Make sure you check your times for tours. We missed out so saw very little, all the horses up close were Paints and AQHA, no wild horses.

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Nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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