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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Hundreds of horses just everywhere. Learned a lot from very informative guide as he drove us... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A Beautiful Place, where the Horses run free.

An up close picturesque view of the wild west as the horses run through. These horses are free to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula J
Mission, South Dakota
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“hour tour”(51 reviews)
“love horses”(18 reviews)
This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 3, 2003

We arrived on a very hot day in July. The tour was over 2 hours long. Our guide and bus driver was very knowledgable about the area of the santuary. Including the fauna and flora of the land. The history of the ranch came alive...More

25  Thank Tourist3212
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 31, 2014

I went on the 2 hour tour and wished I would have spent my time elsewhere. We spent 10 minutes just sitting there in the parking lot while our tour guide talked about the history and founder of the sanctuary, then we spent another 10...More

10  Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hundreds of horses just everywhere. Learned a lot from very informative guide as he drove us through the sanctuary. Very different activity and a must for horse lovers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An up close picturesque view of the wild west as the horses run through. These horses are free to roam the land as it was a long time ago when the west was wild. Beautiful place to visit.

Thank Paula J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to view the horses in a natural setting. The landscape is amazing with petroglyphs, canyons, and amazing wilderness. take a chance-visit and you will be hooked for life!

Thank Vera H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful drive from Hot Springs and clearly marked so you won't miss it. Once you turn off the highway it is dirt road all the way in but well maintained. We had a corolla and had no trouble getting there. When we...More

Thank SiandraW
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a must do if in the area. See wild mustangs that roam freely. Suggest taking the tour & yes, meeting some real horses. Some will come right up to the bus. Gives you an appreciation of what this sanctuary does. Definitely, worth the...More

Thank tleavitt47
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We took the two hour tour. Having gotten there early we had the opportunity to watch the movie about Dayton Hyde and how he came to establishing the Sanctuary. It was so inspiring; he created an amazing sanctuary for these beautiful horses.This is a non-profit...More

2  Thank beachgirl5514
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I am a horse fan from way back and remember the national outcry of what was happening to horses on BofLM land. It was very heartening to see how well cared for the horses are. The tour takes two hours and gives you the opportunity...More

1  Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Wow this place is just beautiful the horses are amazing. The staff is wonderful especially Mike he is a true asset to the sanctuary and so knowledgeable. My husband daughter and I had a wonderful experience here. Ladies in gift shop were friendly and very...More

2  Thank tosab2017
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The tour was very good but the most important part of the tour was the history and education concerning the management of wild horses by the BLM. You cannot leave there without being angry how the horses are treated. The staff are very dedicated to...More

1  Thank Curiosity620630
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We were a bit skeptical at first to visit the sanctuary. Once we arrived it seemed a bit odd, however we soon discovered it woukd be one of the favorite things we did on a 9 day visit to south dakota! We did the 2...More

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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Marmoore66 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a charge for $47.70 for two of us, but truth be told, you can't put a price on this extraordinary place and visit. You will be right amongst the horses and learn about them, the land, and so much more. It's memorable.
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Alessandra M | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the sanctuary, the sun was shining luckily. In any case, most of the tour is on a van that stops to let people get off and better enjoy the horses, we didn't walk far from it. I think, in case of rain, stops... More
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
Please check out their web site at wildmustangs They have different times and length of tours depending on your interest and needs. If you like do photography things take you camera with about at 200+ mm lens for taking... More