Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary - TEMPORARILY CLOSED, Spearfish
(4.5/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
Located in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sanctuary sits on 200 acres of rocky, forested terrain. It is currently home to over 300 animals of 40 different species including tigers, leopards, bears, African lions, mountain lions, coyotes, lynx, emus and a myriad of domestic animals including goats, sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, llamas, donkeys and horses.
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  • 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 peop...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • The animals are happy and well taken care of.
  • GO. See this place, help these animals! It isn't glamorous or picturesque, and might well be called sad in many ways - because the only reason it exists is because these animals were previously abused or neglected or used and discarded. Life in captivity isn't what you wish for any animals, especially those meant to be in the WILD, but at least this offers them good care, companionship and LOVE - these folks are truly devoted to the animals in their care. And without this sanctuary they'd face a terrible fate. With more visitors and donations they can offer these creatures so much more and keep fixing things up. Stop by and visit, we're so glad we did.
  • great animals that would of been put down if it wasn't for this sanctuary. the people that run and operate it are great and friendly people. and have gone out of there way to help me with a temporary place for my dog buddy