Wild Mustangs Up Close

Visit the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary to see real wild mustangs up-close by taking a tour.  Learn about Native American culture, and experience life on a working ranch on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Sanctuary’s Visitor Center hosts an interpretative display on the importance of the horse in the culture and traditions of Native Americans, as well as history of wild horses in North America.

Wild Horse Sanctuary Photo: MelissaJHemken
Get close to mustangs at the Wild Horse Sanctuary Photo: MelissaJHemken

Wild Mustangs embody the mystique of the European conquistadores, Native Americans, settlers, and miners. The Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary recognizes the importance of maintaining the historical value of the Mustang. The sanctuary provides professional care in a free-roaming environment on the Oldham’s working cattle ranch on the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming.

The Sanctuary

8616 Hwy. 287 • Lander, WY 82520
307-438-3838 • [email protected]
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Take U.S. Hwy. 287 North from Lander 7.5 miles, toward Fort Washakie. The Visitor Center driveway is the first entrance on your right, after Plunkett Road.

Admission and Hours

Entrance is FREE to the Sanctuary’s Visitor Center for viewing the interpretative display.  Admission is charged for the public tours of the mustangs cared for on the ranch. $40 for adults, $15 for ages 13-17, and 12 and under free.

Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Custom tours available outside of regular operating hours by reservation.