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Blue Bell Stables

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Address: 12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
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Riding stable for adults and kids over age 4.

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Great trail riding!

This is a wonderful stables with beautiful, well-kept horses, and a terrific team of cowboys/cowgirls who maintain it all. Miss Lynn, (she & her husband own the place) was an... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a wonderful stables with beautiful, well-kept horses, and a terrific team of cowboys/cowgirls who maintain it all. Miss Lynn, (she & her husband own the place) was an absolute delight. The 2-hour trail ride was great, and we saw some wildlife to boot. The stables are located within beautiful Custer State Park. The stables are very easy to... More 

Thank Odessa44
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Riding horses in the black hills? Nothing better then that! Absolutely the highlight of our trip! Beautiful, peaceful.... the guides were so helpful fun and encouraging. We will definitely be back next year!

Thank Emily F
Willmar, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I went on the 1-hour trail ride in Custer State Park. Had been quite awhile since we were on a horse, but the ride was very enjoyable. Guides were competent and personable. Would recommend.

Thank O1707GLwendyl
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went horseback riding here yesterday with our family. All of us had a great experience, and the staff couldn't have been nicer Ryan and Brendan were our Trail guides, and they were very helpful and professional. I highly recommend this location for famlies of all ages. We will definitely be going back again.

Thank Jon C
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and twelve-year old granddaughter went on a one hour trail ride. It was a perfect introduction to horses for a young Brooklynite who had only petted horses in Central Park. The staff was totally accustomed to dealing with children and had the necessary stairs and very short stirrups for small riders. Helmets were mandatory for children, optional for... More 

Thank snr2440
Cave Creek
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I took a 2 hour trail ride at Blue Bell Stables on my 63rd birthday! We were visiting SD for our summer vacation, coming from Phoenix, AZ...we do a lot of guest ranch/trail riding during the year. I can highly recommend Blue Bell for a beautiful ride. The Custer Park provides magnificent scenery for a relaxing ride.... More 

Thank JVS13
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The only thing my 19 year old daughter, who loves horses and has taken riding lessons, wanted to do on our trip to South Dakota was go on a trail ride. My sister and her two grandchildren were all for it! Me, not so much. I let their enthusiasm override my apprehension and, boy, am I glad I did. The... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

My family did the 1 hour trail ride and it was a great experience for the kids that had never been on a horse. Before leaving on our ride, there are waivers to sign so they will request that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is to begin. As they brought out our assigned horse, we were given instruction... More 

Thank redbird71
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We aren't experienced riders, so we had lots of questions that were happily answered by the lady in the office. When it was time for us to saddle up for our 2 hour ride, it was very helpful that they had a mounting platform so we could get up on the horses easily. The ride itself was simply amazing!! We... More 

Thank Jellybean032068
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We visited on 8/2/2016 and did the trail ride from 1:30-3:30pm. We had never been on a trail ride before, but we had a wonderful time. There were 4 of us including our 2 teenage daughters. The horses had personality, but we felt very safe despite our lack of riding experience. The scenery on the trail ride was beautiful; we... More 

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