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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

12165 Highland Road, Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747 USA

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“caring and breeding wild horses”

In keeping with our mission to preserve and protect this land to provide sanctuary for America's wild horses, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is private property and is not open to the public. Due to limited staff there will be no 2022 tours, visiting or accommodation rentals.

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Reviewed by
sharon.olenick

  • 7 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0

This visit was THE highlight of our 10 day trip to Wyoming and South Dakota. The guides are so charming and friendly, they feel like old friends, and of course the horses are stunningly beautiful. It is wonderful to see them living their lives in such idyllic surroundings, and you're able to get closer to them than I had anticipated. Two thumbs up!

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Reviewed by
rpcompton41605

  • 6 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 27, 2020
Rated 2.0

Super bummed that this is closed for tours and visits now. Their description on Roadtrippers didn't say that it was, so we made the trip only to see a big CLOSED sign. We did get to see a bunch of horses from the road when we drove by, and that might be enough for some kids.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Julie

  • 23 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
June 27, 2018
Rated 3.0

A neat stop, however the wild horses are not indigenous to the region. It was really a tour of a sanctuary that takes in wild horses who were not able to be trained or blm needed to rehome. We did like the cool petroglyphs and the history of the area. Our guide was very informative and helpful. A nice time if u understand you will not be going out to see wild indigenous horses.

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Reviewed by
hughestrip

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2019
Rated 5.0

Definitely make this a stop if you are near the area. No place like this on the planet. The horses are in their natural made environment. Thanks IRAM for making it happen.

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hughestrip

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2019
Rated 5.0

Mike was a fantastic tour guide. He has been coming to IRAM for over 20 years and can share so much history. Loved the 2 hr bus tour. Fantastic & highly recommend making this stop!!

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Reviewed by
Redtortoise

  • 29 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
September 10, 2018

This is one of my favorite places in the United States! I have a friend who had been here a couple of times and RAVED about it. We went in July 2017 (finally getting around to writing the review!). We took one of the private tours with a guide, which is not cheap - but very worth it! We learned so much about the horses, as well as the Native American legacy in the area, the annual Sun Dance that occurs there, the petroglyphs, and more. Our guide knows the horses well and we got out of the vehicle several times and interacted, including "hugging" the horses! The history of the sanctuary and the incredible work the founder has done to save and nurture these beautiful creatures is fascinating! Know its dusty and HOT - even in the "air-conditioned" SUV for the private tour. There is a less expensive bus tour that doesn't give you the same access to the horses up close and personal. A highlight of our trip! Will go back as soon as possible!

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August 16, 2015
Rated 5.0

Beautiful place but they were closed when we arrived 😞 we did see a lot of horses!!!

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

12165 Highland Road
Hot Springs, South Dakota
57747 USA

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