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Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Jalama Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
+1 805-737-9246
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Lifelong Dream

I visited the famed sanctuary after years of dreaming. Ever since the film Spirit: Stallion of the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Jamie M
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Pennsylvania
Soul sanctuary!

Visit and learn about wild horses & burros. The property is beautiful and it's amazing to look up... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
DexCA
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CA
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Return to Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America's wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.
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Jalama Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I visited the famed sanctuary after years of dreaming. Ever since the film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron came out, I found out there was a real life "Spirit" living at the sanctuary, and throughout the years, I wrote to the sanctuary telling them how...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visit and learn about wild horses & burros. The property is beautiful and it's amazing to look up in the hills and see so many horses. The owner and staff are passionate about educating and it's perfect for young & old. They offer a few...More

Thank DexCA
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We we're lucky enough to call ahead and set a special tour of the grounds. We visited these magnificent creatures who had been rescued from captivity and perhaps a worse fate and were now living in a beautiful sanctuary. We met the museum's for the...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

I would absolutely recommend RTF for a visit. You need some time. I was lucky to enjoy quite a few days in and out of there for a photography workshop. You can see wild horses in undomesticated herds still and all safe from the current...More

1  Thank Wjules
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

A beautiful and rare opportunity to see wild horses. Prepare to be filled with awe from these beautiful creatures.

1  Thank Kent H
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

I had the opportunity to participate in a 3 hour sunrise photo workshop this August with Roy. We were able to get close to a group of mares, as well as stallions. Seeing these magnificent horses up close left me speechless. The work RTF is...More

7  Thank odh88
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was a wonderful experience to visit herds of wild mustangs in their natural setting. This sanctuary is dedicated to the protection and preservation of America's wild horse herds. Horses are such magnificent animals who deserve better treatment than they have received from the US...More

2  Thank wcarlson
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This was a fantastic hike through the beautiful wild horse sanctuary. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the sanctuary and plight of wild horses in the U.S. You get to see the horses up close and hear stories about why...More

3  Thank JV31
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I drove up from Calabasas and the traffic was worse than rush hour on a weekday! I was about 30 minutes late but both the staff and the other guests were extremely understanding and kind enough to wait for me to arrive--thankfully they had other...More

5  Thank laura_ONE
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

This is the most amazing hands on learning experience about our Horses running wild in the United States. There is so much to learn & do to save them. Return to Freedom has dedicated their lives and countless hours trying to preserve all breeds of...More

Thank TristanTaylor
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5 February 2016|
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I know this is a little late, but you call the sanctuary, their number is listed when you google the name, and tell them that you would like to make reservations for a tour. I think their hours change throughout the year... More
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