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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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Great place for anytime.

Very interesting place. We took the 2-hour tour (morning beginning at 9am MDT). Marvin did a great job as guide and driver. The story of the horses is interesting. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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York, Nebraska
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grandmahenry
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341 reviews 341 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We had planned a visit but after reading teh reviews and looking at their website, we were surprised at the prices for photo tours etc. It seemed more about them and money and less about the horses. We did drive by in teh early evening and were fortuate enough to see the horses coming down from the hills, just beautiful.... More 

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York, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place. We took the 2-hour tour (morning beginning at 9am MDT). Marvin did a great job as guide and driver. The story of the horses is interesting. Beautiful scenery. Cafe is also good and inexpensive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Usually you can drive or walk thru a sanctuary, nope. We got there at 11:30. Told next tour was 1:00. And we have 2 kids to wait in a 10 x 10 gift shop. We watched the horses from the corral and did watch 2 foals. The tour was $50 per adult, we did not wait and instead went to... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

what a great day, got to see how the horses live in their natural enviornment and learned a lot on interesting facts about the west. the tour guide was very knowledgable and was packed with information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They had a good selection of horses there. It's nice to see that there places like these that try to maintain the history for others to see.

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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