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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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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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My fiancé (not a horse person) treated me (horse nut) to a horse filled pre-birthday day starting with the Wild Horse Sanctuary! We did the 3 hour private ride and it was worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé (not a horse person) treated me (horse nut) to a horse filled pre-birthday day starting with the Wild Horse Sanctuary! We did the 3 hour private ride and it was worth every penny! We got to interact up close with the wild horses and loved it. Yes, as some have commented the horses you see on this aren't... More 

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Thank Fran F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to visit the BHWHS for years and finally went there this year. I spent two nights in a cabin on the property and took a three hour private tour to see the horses. The location and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking and seeing the horses was a dream come true. I will definitely be visiting again.

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Thank Sarah T
Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and lots of splendid horses. But wild??? They let you hug the horses, they've got names, they're fenced in. For wild horses I'd say go to Theodore Roosevelt NP (way cheaper by the way) where they roam freely. And maybe the guide could keep his rather backward religious and political beliefs to himself? Love for the land is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like horses this is the place for you to go. They have thousands of horses on thousands of acres of land. They feed them daily in the morning so show up early. They also have a gift shop inside. They sell foals if you are interested.

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Thank Cmkastanek
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a little off the beaten path but worth the drive. The horses are lovely and often you can see them pretty close up. There is a great little gift shop, you can buy a cool soda or an ice cream bar and sit on the porch in the shade to enjoy it. Nice time in the black hills!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience. We took a private tour and we road around 4 three hours looking at the beautiful wild mustangs! Don't be fooled though... They are obviously not completely wild but do have a huge place to run free. Sometimes the horses will come right up to your car and are very friendly. You will take a... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unpaved road so did not go all the way in. Enjoyed looking at the horses in the lower meadow then left. May be worth the trip, but do not know.

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Thank CHALET13
Timbuktu, Mali
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so looking forward to seeing the wild horses as I think they are beautiful. But, I expected more information about the horses themselves and way less political opinions on what the federal government is doing wrong and how the children on the bus are the only hope at saving this country. We heard the same opinions from the... More 

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Millerville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we were coming to Hot Springs we just happened to notice the Sanctuary. We rode into the area to see these beautiful horses. They were a joy to watch. It is great to see that they are being taken care of. Worth the stop.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The folks here take care of each and every guest the best they can, fantastic exspirance. Dave the tour guide is very knowledgeable of grounds and horse's he don't rushes you to the tour, he takes his time to explain everything and answers questions and goes way out of his way to please each and every customer. But all the... More 

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