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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Address: Hot Springs, SD
Phone Number: +1 800-252-6652
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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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I went on a two hour Bus Tour, but since it was only three of us we were able to take a 4x4. Rick, our guide, was very considerate of our wishes and adjusted the tour acordingly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Aarau, Switzerland
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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a two hour Bus Tour, but since it was only three of us we were able to take a 4x4. Rick, our guide, was very considerate of our wishes and adjusted the tour acordingly. He was very knowledgeable and answered questions patiently. The scenery itself would have made the tour great, but the horses made it awesome.... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The sanctuary was one of the highlights of our trip to the Black Hills. My daughters (12 & 15) and I were enthralled by the horses and information shared by our wonderful guide, Dave. We were there off season, so were able to reserve a tour just a day before. We ended up being the only visitors at that time,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are in the Black Hills area, this place should be added to the Must See list. It is off the beaten track, but what you find when you experience the sanctuary makes it magical. Dayton Hyde founded this horse sanctuary in 1998. You need to make a reservation prior to arriving and there is a fee ($50/$45 seniors),... More 

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milwaukee,wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were lucky to be able to go on the bus trip, even though we didn't have advance reservations. We were gone over 2 hours and it seemed like minutes. My 12 year old granddaughter was enthralled the entire time. It was my 2nd visit and I enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first time, as... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

In my research prior to a vacation to South Dakota, I read about this place and viewed the documentary on the founder, Dayton Hyde. We paid for a one on one tour which was not inexpensive, but it was worth EVERY PENNY AND MORE-- plus it's a tax deductible contribution. We had the most INCREDIBLE guide, Mark, a retired rancher... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Outside of Keystone off a long gravel road but totally worth the trip. the horses are well cared for and treTed humanely. The horses are approachable and love to be shown affection. The setting is beautiful, the horses are beautiful and the people who care for them are wonderful. An amazing learning experience I. The middle of nowhere.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place keeps on changing and many new horses. It is the most wonderful feeling to see these beautiful horses running free. I got to walk among them and found one of my horse and she let me touch her. You have to take the three hour trip which takes you more right in with the horses and you can... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Home to 500 or so wild Mustangs saved by one amazing individual using contributions. You can get up close & personal with many of the animals. Site is on a fairly well mantained gravel road about 2 miles off the paved highway. Tours are available once you reach the site.

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Belle Fourche, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

For anyone who loves horses, incredible scenery, western history, and Native American culture, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is a must see. Just the drive, on highway 71 south of Hot Springs, SD, is delightful. A stop in at Cascade Springs for a dip in the warm, geothermal mineral waters is invigorating. Enjoy the historic scenery along the area... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The two hour tour was very interesting , informative the horses were beautiful The driver was informative 800 mustangs Free roaming on 100 plus acre. We saw three different herds . Definately a must see

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