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Spirit of the Hills wildlife sanctuary plays different roles for different people. Its unique setting allows local students to learn about animals from other parts of the world and to compare their fare with the fauna of the Black Hills of South Dakota, thus bringing the importance of the condition of their local environment into focus.

Visitors and tourists can hike on paths throughout the 3,900 acre setting and enjoy a lunch and quiet rest by a tranquil trout pond.


Sanctuary volunteers enjoy sharing the history and adaptations the animals have had to make and like hearing others' experiences with animals in other rescue facilities.

Spirit of the Hills wildlife sanctuary has attracted the attention of youth group leaders, tour groups from all over the world, business groups, special needs and physically impaired centers, YMCA, church groups, law enforcement officers and local tourist information and chamber of commerce offices.

Sanctuary tours start at 10am, 1pm and 3pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
Group activities by appointment, please.