Tour Rates And Frequently Asked Questions

Tour Rates:

Three Hour Private Tour:

$250 plus tax guests12 and up

$100 plus tax children under11

What times are the tours?

3 Hour Tours: After November 1 weather permitting tours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 AM or 1 PM. Tours by reservation only. Minimum of two guests to book reservation.


What should I wear for my tour?

Close-toed shoes are a must, as we have sand, prickly pear cacti, and sandburs. No flip-flops please.

Will we be in the tour vehicle the whole time?

Your guide will allow you to exit the tour vehicle at choice locations.

Do I tip the driver?

Tips are appreciated (by cash or check only).

Can I drive my own car, or do I have to take a tour?

The Sanctuary offers guided tours by bus or specialty tours in 4x4 vehicles only. Guests are not permitted to drive their own vehicles on the tour route for insurance reasons.

Will I see Mustangs if I don't take the tour?

Mustangs live in pastures beside the gravel road traveling in to the Visitors Center. So driving into the sanctuary you will be able to view Mustangs. Mustangs also live next to the Visitors Center. Guests are welcome to view Mustangs living near the Visitors Center at no charge.

What can we do at the Sanctuary if we are unable to tour?

Visit the Mustangs living near the Visitors Center. Purchase Free to Run products in the Gift Shop in the Visitors Center. Sponsor a Mustang in the Gift Shop. View a Sanctuary film in the Media Room behind the Visitors Center.

Can I take my pet on the tour?

No dogs (except guide dogs) are permitted on the tours. Barnyard Veterinary Service & Supply in Hot Springs offers pet daycare. Dogs cost $19.16/day. Cats cost $12.77/day. An hourly rate is also available.

Can I horseback ride at the Sanctuary?

Sorry, there is no horseback riding at the Sanctuary.

Can I volunteer at the Sanctuary?

There is not a volunteer program at this time.

How do we get to the Sanctuary?

From Hot Springs: Turn onto Truck 18 Bypass at Dairy Queen at the south end of town. Travel 1/4 mile. Then take a left onto 71 South passing the Hospital. (Can't find 71 South? Look for the hospital signs). Stay on 71 South for 12 miles. Cross the Cheyenne River bridge. Take the next right onto a gravel road. Travel three miles on gravel to the end at the Visitor's Center.

Where is the nearest town/gas station/grocery store?

Hot Springs is the nearest town with gas, food, grocery stores and hotel accommodations. The Sanctuary does not have food service.


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Call 605-745-5955

Monday - Saturday

9 am - 5 pm MTN time


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