Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

500 N. Tinton Rd.
Spearfish, SD 57783- Map It
(605) 642-2907

AAA Editor Notes

Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is off I-90 exit 8 to McGuigan Rd., 3 mi. s. on McGuigan Rd., then .2 mi. e. to 500 N. Tinton Rd. Founded in 1999 to provide a home for exploited and neglected animals, the 350-acre sanctuary provides 2-hour guided tours allowing visitors to observe more than 300 animals, including bears, lions, llamas, pigs and tigers as well as cats and dogs, in their natural habitat. Guides impart the animals' history, how they came to reside at the sanctuary, their societal roles and the factors contributing to a species being classified as endangered or threatened. Hercules, a Barbary lion—one of the more scarce lion breeds—is among the site's featured animals. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$15; $12 (college students with ID); $10 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $7 (ages 3-17).
Hours: Guided tours depart Tues.-Sat. at 10, noon and 2, Sun. at 2, June 1-Labor Day; by appointment rest of year.