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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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Horses, vistas, nature, and history!

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was in awe at the beauty of the horses and the valley vistas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
via mobile

We took 2 hour tour. The guide was knowledgeable. It was great to see the horses. A couple even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherry D
Paris Crossing, IN
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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)
“love horses” (15 reviews)
“horse lovers” (15 reviews)
Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was in awe at the beauty of the horses and the valley vistas. Family saw hundreds of horses, learned about wild horse behaviors and some Native American history. The history of the ranch and its current volunteers...More

Thank widesmile
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 2 hour tour. The guide was knowledgeable. It was great to see the horses. A couple even let us pet them. Pretty views too

Thank Sherry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the visit. we had a small tour of only four of us. (that is all that were there for the 9am) and it was private and wonderful. We saw hundreds of horses and also saw other wild animals. we spent 2 hours...More

1  Thank traveler347
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My ten year old niece and I had the incredible opportunity of taking a three hour private tour under the expert guidance of Natalie! We were able to see wild horses in their most natural state. We learned a great deal about the local landscape...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful to see the horses. Tours are at 9&11am, so plan accordingly. Staff are very kind and willing to let you wander.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank burghughes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 June 2017 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

1  Thank Danica O
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

2  Thank Corey E
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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

1  Thank webdarter
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Andrea C
26 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
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
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...