Zoos & Wildlife

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Hot Springs, SD

5 (5 reviews)

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Address: 12165 Highland Rd, Hot Springs, SD 57747, USA Number: 605-745-5955 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Kids, close your eyes - can you imagine a place where for miles and miles, right to the horizon, all you can see are flowing rivers, rocky canyon walls, and eagles soaring overhead?

You can imagine what the USA looked like 300 years ago, as the wild horses ran free across the endless prairies. But what if a horse was ill, or needed help?

Well today, we have the answer - the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary - and YOU can be a part of it's story with amazing animal encounters!

Here, you can visit the horses' grassland home of rocky canyons, wind swept prairies, and dark pine forests, a home they share with coyotes, cougar, white-tail and mule deer, elk wild turkeys, eagles and falcons.

This sanctuary is a home where hundreds of wild horses not only live but flourish, as they are well cared for and can run free. There are a number of tours you can join that not only give you the amazing experience on the sanctuary, but your support also helps the sanctuary stay alive!

Those budding photographers in the family can enjoy a 3 hour Photography Tour, where early morning or late afternoon you can get snap happy with the camera, up close and personal to these beautiful creatures.

You can also book a 2 or 3 hour tour that will take you around the sanctuary, where kids can learn all about these beautiful creatures. The 2 hour tour is a fun walking tour, where the 3 hour tour takes you on an SUV in a fun cross country safari!

If you really want to extend your stay, they offer overnight tours too!

So why not have a WILD family day out in the Black Hills with the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, and have an adventure you won't be forgetting in a long time!

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How much does it cost?



Tours require donations to the sanctuary, from $50



Tours require donations to the sanctuary, from $7.50


Free Under

5 years for the 2 hour tour


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In summer, the 2 hour tours leave at: May 1 - May 31 10am, 1pm June 1 - Sept 30 9am 11am 1pm 3pm the rest of the year just call for the times

Any top tips?


Wear closed toe shoes, no flip flops, and be aware there are no restrooms along the tour route!

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Make sure to eat before or after your visit or bring something tasty with you.

Healthy Eating make sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

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There is a beautiful gift shop where you can pick up some great items that continue to support the horses

Need a little extra help?


The tours require some walking in the 2 hour tour.

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When can we go?

3 hour tour: 9:00am or 1:00pm departure. For 2 hour tour times, see "Other" below.

Year round but limited availability in the winter months. Call in advance

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