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The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

#2 of 18 things to do in Hot Springs Features Animals
Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
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Friendly People and Well Worth a Visit

This attraction is well off the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. They have some unique ponies... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greendale, Wisconsin

This was the favorite part of our vacation. What a beautiful place. I recommend going if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky K
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This 11,000-acre ranch breeds wild horses, letting them run free and unbroken.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hour tour” (41 reviews)
“horse lovers” (15 reviews)
“love horses” (15 reviews)
Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This attraction is well off the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. They have some unique ponies near the parking lot, but the tour is the real attraction. You go out on a small bus with other guests and have a great opportunity...More

1  Thank burghughes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the favorite part of our vacation. What a beautiful place. I recommend going if you are an animal lover.

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour. My teens loved it. The place has amazing property with lots of picturesque views. It is amazing how many horses they support, somewhere over 500. Only down fall is the heat. Would have been nicer on a cool day, not...More

Thank Danica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mom and I have visited the santcuary before and taken a private tour. We recently went on another Mother/Daughter vacation and spent part of our trip staying in a cabin for a couple days at the Sanctuary. This was the first time we have...More

Thank Corey E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two hour tour was great. The driver was friendly and informed. Good time of year to go since there were many foals. The mares were very protective and surrounded the foals so it was a challenge to get photos After suckling the foals would...More

Thank webdarter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were through Hot Springs a few years back and missed this.... planned our trip this year to specifically get here! It was a fabulous experience. Our guide, Natalie did a great job of taking us through a portion of the 13,000 acres available to...More

Thank Mrsnd2003
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We drove down to Hot Springs to specifically visit the sanctuary. We arrived around 3 pm. When we drove up to the Visitor Center, 5 or 6 young Mustangs greeted us at the parking area. They were friendly enough that we could pet them. We...More

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Thank you Natalie! You were a wonderful guide. My Dad has read about this Sanctuary for years and we decided to take him to South Dakota to visit his dream. It was an easy drive from Rapid City through lovely scenery and very easy to...More

Thank cherrychipc
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We learned about the sanctuary from Trip Advisor and booked a last-minute tour the night before our arrival to the town of Hot Spring, SD. Their tour hours are limited during the off season. But the manager responded to our email inquiry even after 8pm...More

2  Thank tolive
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Pricey for adults, but very reasonable for kids under 13. Tour guide was informative. Property is gorgeous and horses were easy to find and watch. Some were friendly and came right up to tour vehicle for treats. Also saw many cow calves as it was...More

1  Thank grapevynwest
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Andrea C
Would you recommend this tour for younger children (an almost 5 year old)?
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
what are the differences between the 2 hour and the 3 hour tour? Is it worth the additional cost?
25 May 2016|
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
Sandra B
what is the price of the tour and how long is it?
13 August 2015|
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...