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Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary - CLOSED

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closest thing to a Zoo in the Black Hills

It was great to see all the animals. It is really a place where unwanted animals go. people who... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
An amazing way to learn about wildlife

Had an amazing tour through acres in the heart of the Black Hills where we met Lions, Tigers... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Ft. Pierre, SD
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17 Aug 2017
“No Longer open”
29 May 2017
“It's no longer open”
Spirit of the Hills is a non-profit rescue and home for unwanted, orphaned, or rescued animals. Our Mission: To provide a permanent home for unwanted, abused orphaned and neglected animals. Located in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, the...more
500 Tinton Rd, Spearfish, SD 57783-4006
+1 605-642-2907
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beware, the sactuary no longer exists. We took a special ride to find this, thinking it would be a fun experience. After a long, twisting ride through some dirt roads, we find the original location with a small sign indicating it is no longer open.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank di v
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I went by yesterday and was really disappointed to find that the sanctuary is no longer open and the gate was locked.

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank Renee T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was great to see all the animals. It is really a place where unwanted animals go. people who have gotten exotic/wild animals as pets then realized hum they are too big or to unpredictable. The people here took them in and take care of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 439janellec
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had an amazing tour through acres in the heart of the Black Hills where we met Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves and other animals who needed to be placed in a sanctuary. They were beautiful and the travel guide taught us so much. I beyond highly...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank fragilmystic
Reviewed 28 July 2016

of course there are animals native to the Black Hills, but there are also tigers and lions! The kids will talk about this stop long after you've driven away.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jim T
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We would have liked to have seen this, but because of the excessive heat, they had closed the place and were trying to keep the animals comfortable.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous find in Spearfish! The tour guide was knowledgable and passionate about the mission of the sanctuary. She had first-hand knowledge about all the animals, sharing many anecdotes. It was very much worth the price and time ! Keep up the great work...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JBC1466
Reviewed 29 March 2016

In truth, we have only taken a tour of the sanctuary once since we've lived in Spearfish. That's really all it takes to learn about what they do. The property is much larger than you would imagine and they have so many animals, many of...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jangerkay
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been here several times with my family ages ranging from 3 to 50 years old. My 8 year old nephew can be a bit of a "know it all" and yet the staff never let this distract them from the facts or the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank justJules35
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Each of the animals has it's own story. The volunteers do a terrific job of caring for these rescue animals and explaining how they came to be at the Sanctuary. This facility is respected nationwide and gives anyone, young or old, an opportunity to learn...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank J_KGriffith
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