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Blue Bell Stables

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12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
+1 605-255-4700
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First Horse Ride

My boyfriend and I participated in a one-hour trail ride. It was so fun! In hindsight, I wish I had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Malisa R
via mobile
Family trail ride was a terrible and scary experience, I still have bad dreams

My family and I went to the Blue Bell Stables in July 2017. We have 3 children, one daughter and... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
tvandenbusch
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Riding stable for adults and kids over age 4.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“hour ride” (39 reviews)
“trail guide” (8 reviews)
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12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I participated in a one-hour trail ride. It was so fun! In hindsight, I wish I had opted for the two-hour ride. I have been on horse rides that are the equivalent of a controlled pony ride, but this was a real...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

My family and I went to the Blue Bell Stables in July 2017. We have 3 children, one daughter and (twin boys). They were so excited about horse back riding as part of summer vacation. We did not get 10 minutes into our trail ride...More

5  Thank tvandenbusch
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

The trail ride is all that it is, a ride on a horse on a trail. It is slow, but the scenery is nice. That was fine. The bad part was that my horse apparently "puffed" up as he was saddled, (as horses sometimes do)...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We Loved this! Took the hour ride. It was Plenty of time to enjoy the hills. The scenery is majestic. Saw turkeys, deer and turtles. The horses were great and so were the guides. My son was very scared and crying at first. They helped...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Took my family of 5 for the one hour ride. Was a great trail, full of beautiful scenery and consistently changing terrain! My daughter of 7 led the pack and was perfectly fine on her own, so highly recommend for families. Tour guides were young...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

I did this as a treat for my oldest daughter but all of us loved it. We did the 1 hour trail ride and that was long enough for us (we do not ride horses.) The trip was a full hour and our guide was...More

1  Thank Gpackergal
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

We were staying at the Blue Bell campground and could see the horse riders as they took off down the trail. My daughter saw this and really wanted to go. She and my son have very little exeperience with horses, couple of rides here and...More

Thank Skidadoftwo
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

While staying at Blue Bell Campground we went to the Blue Bell Stables and did the 2 hour horse trail ride. It was awesome. Our trail guide ended up being from our home state and loved what she did. We highly recommend this alternative view...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

We took our 5 & 7 year old on their first trail ride there. The staff was great with our kids and we had a wonderful experience. I do wish they would have given the kids a little more instruction on how to direct their...More

Thank calliec22
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Did the 1 hour tour with my wife and two kids. Great stable with lots of attention for the animals. Tour took us through some creeks and the boys loved hour. Time well spent !

Thank Tijnovth
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Rainydaywoman13
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Response from Arlene A | Reviewed this property |
Our family was just there over the summer & went for a 2 hour guided trail ride through Custer State Park. The price was $165.00 + or - for a 2 hours guided trail ride. I called the Blue Bell stables the week we arrived... More
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