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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
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A Great Tour

I was the only one on my tour and had Barb as my guide. This was an amazing three hours and time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
algxcskier
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Evanston, Illinois
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Enlightening!

It was wonderful to see the great way these wild horses are being cared for. The drive out to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Merlene H
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This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hour tour” (48 reviews)
“love horses” (17 reviews)
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Hot Springs, SD
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+1 800-252-6652
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was the only one on my tour and had Barb as my guide. This was an amazing three hours and time well spent. I learned a lot about the horses and the sanctuary. I didn’t get to see the horses run, maybe next time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful to see the great way these wild horses are being cared for. The drive out to the ranch was a nice view of the countryside, all hard road till you turn off onto the road. Call out to see what time tours...More

Thank Merlene H
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The sanctuary is amazing and the work they do and stand for is notable. The horses are beautiful and I could watch them all day. They have other animals on the ranch and a cool little diner. The staff has always been really friendly and...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

A fantastic guided tour in this area where wild horses can live in total freedom in a beautiful and untouched landscape. Giudes, friendly and very prepared, are volunteers who dedicate their time to the sanctuary. Horses live in the nature, not disturbed by anyone with...More

1  Thank Alessandra M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

My husband and I booked a private tour when visiting from Michigan in September and were lucky enough to get Rick as a guide. He drove us throughout the vast property in his SUV as we saw all types of horses and heard stories of...More

5  Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was the best experience of our 10 day trip to the Black Hills region of South Dakota. As adventurous seniors, we did the two hour tour with Dave at the end of July at 9:00 in the morning so it wasn't too hot yet....More

Thank Louann P
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

As if just getting to see the horses wasn't enough... we also got to see Historical Native American sites, movie sets, Amazing vistas, an abundance of other wild animals. We learned about the history of the sanctuary itself, local flora and fauna. We also learned...More

Thank Jake H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

What an entertaining, informative 3 hour photo tour with our guide, Rhianna. She was excellent, very knowledgeable, and entertaining. We had a great tour through the beautiful acreage and saw the mustangs up close and personal. A wonderful experience and well worth the money. What...More

Thank C J x
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were hesitant to spend the money to take the tour, but not after we got going. What an entertaining, informative 2 hour tour with Dave our tour guide. We took a great tour through the acreage and saw the mustangs up close and personal....More

Thank Shar0nT
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed two nights on premise at one of the cabins and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. My traveling companion grew up with horses, while I did not. But the sanctuary itself is a beautiful place and the staff are all friendly and you can...More

Thank SRusher
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Andrea C
25 March 2017|
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Response from 850joyces | Reviewed this property |
The two hour is on the bus and which you stat on most of the time. The three hour is a private car that takes you near the horses and allowed to get out to see the close more pricey. Which ever tour you can afford helps... More
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jmdCharlotte
25 May 2016|
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Response from morningrose3248 | Reviewed this property |
Thank You for requesting an answer from me but it would be best to get the answer from them! Here is their direct contact information: Black Hills Worse Sanctuary Phone:1-800-252-6652 Add4ess:12163 Highland Road Hot... More
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Sandra B
13 August 2015|
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Response from Maxschauersmom | Reviewed this property |
50 dollars per person or 45 dollars if you are a Senior Citizen. The tour lasts right around 2 hours and is most informative...
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