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“Fun place for the kids, very well taken care of animals.”

Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranked #9 of 21 things to do in Spearfish
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Owner description: Spirit of the Hills is a non-profit rescue and home for unwanted, orphaned, or rescued animals. Our Mission: To provide a permanent home for unwanted, abused orphaned and neglected animals. Located in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sanctuary sits on 200 acres of rocky, forested terrain. It is currently home to over 300 animals of 40 different species including tigers, leopards, bears, African lions, mountain lions, coyotes, lynx, emus and a myriad of domestic animals including goats, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, llamas, donkeys and horses. Tours are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. June 1st - Labor Day. Tours can still be given outside of touring season (weather permitting) by appointment. When the temperature gets higher it's advisable to call ahead to be sure the afternoon tours are still scheduled.
Rapid City, South Dakota
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun place for the kids, very well taken care of animals.”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Fun place to go for a day! Basically just like a zoo but not as fancy an these animals here are more well taken care of an cared for. They definitely need donations!!! Please help keep this place going by donating even a little...

Visited July 2011
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“Compassionate refuge for animals”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

This place takes in abused and mistreated animals and gives them a home for the rest of their lives. Among the animals here are lions, tigers, cougars, emus, and bison. They also have a room with a number of cats they have taken in. The place also takes in dogs belonging to members of the military who are stationed overseas and cannot take their pets with them. The visitor is given a one hour guided tour of the place by the attendant of the sanctuary.

Visited August 2011
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