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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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BEAUTIFUL property and animals!

Pricey for adults, but very reasonable for kids under 13. Tour guide was informative. Property is... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Erie, Colorado
Welcoming good natured people

It's clear these people are here to help the horses. I showed up at 4 pm on a Saturday in February... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
New York City, New York
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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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“horse lovers” (15 reviews)
“love horses” (15 reviews)
Hot Springs, SD
+1 800-252-6652
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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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's clear these people are here to help the horses. I showed up at 4 pm on a Saturday in February during the off season and they left me in the gift shop (which is pretty small and not much to it, but still) and...More

1  Thank sdurkin24
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had a wonderful visit with the sanctuary. The staff is friendly and very informative about the horses, the mustang story, the founder Dayton O. Hyde's story, the indian story and the local area. It is amazing to experience the beautiful horses relatively close. So...More

1  Thank Pernille H
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I went on a two hour Bus Tour, but since it was only three of us we were able to take a 4x4. Rick, our guide, was very considerate of our wishes and adjusted the tour acordingly. He was very knowledgeable and answered questions patiently....More

1  Thank tatsche
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The sanctuary was one of the highlights of our trip to the Black Hills. My daughters (12 & 15) and I were enthralled by the horses and information shared by our wonderful guide, Dave. We were there off season, so were able to reserve a...More

1  Thank mamamatt22
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are in the Black Hills area, this place should be added to the Must See list. It is off the beaten track, but what you find when you experience the sanctuary makes it magical. Dayton Hyde founded this horse sanctuary in 1998. You...More

1  Thank Sillycat
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were lucky to be able to go on the bus trip, even though we didn't have advance reservations. We were gone over 2 hours and it seemed like minutes. My 12 year old granddaughter was enthralled the entire time. It was my 2nd visit...More

1  Thank grandmatana
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

In my research prior to a vacation to South Dakota, I read about this place and viewed the documentary on the founder, Dayton Hyde. We paid for a one on one tour which was not inexpensive, but it was worth EVERY PENNY AND MORE-- plus...More

1  Thank Chiens
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outside of Keystone off a long gravel road but totally worth the trip. the horses are well cared for and treTed humanely. The horses are approachable and love to be shown affection. The setting is beautiful, the horses are beautiful and the people who care...More

3  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place keeps on changing and many new horses. It is the most wonderful feeling to see these beautiful horses running free. I got to walk among them and found one of my horse and she let me touch her. You have to take the...More

Thank 850joyces
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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...