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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
+1 605-745-6017
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Fascinating subject and tour

Who knew? Instead of the crappy water park, we went here...and both kids and adults were pleased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
marktun
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
See Science Happening

You get to see science happening at the attraction. Where else can you see mammoth's being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
familyvisit830
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Ohio
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America's International Treasure. This National Natural Landmark is an internationally renowned indoor working paleontological site/museum. More than 62 Columbian & woolly mammoths have been unearthed, as well as over 85 other species of associated Ice Age fauna. Hands-on activities for children, an educational experience for the entire family. One of the top fossil interpretive sites in North America. Open year-round. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. New Learning Center opened May 2015, two new 53-seat theaters, universally accessible walkways, new HD Introductory video, New Digital TourGuide system.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dig site” (140 reviews)
“guided tour” (128 reviews)
“sink hole” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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+1 605-745-6017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew? Instead of the crappy water park, we went here...and both kids and adults were pleased. Who knew all those mammoths were in SD? Well worth a visit, tour guide did excellent job.More

Thank marktun
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings marktun, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "fascinating subject and tour". The Site is also happy to hear you enjoyed your "visit and the tour guide did an excellent...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You get to see science happening at the attraction. Where else can you see mammoth's being excavated from an indoor, air conditioned exhibit. It is a great place to take elementary school and preschool aged children.More

Thank familyvisit830
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear familyvisit830, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the Site to be a "great place to take elementary school and preschool aged children". We hope you will have the chance to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to South Dakota we go through Custer Park and on to the Mammoth site. It is the best ever for the family, the kids love it, you must make advance reservations for the kids to dig. There is a small digging spot for children,...More

Thank R477YNmariab
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings R477YNmariab, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback you have provided about your experience at the Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "the best ever for the family". We are sorry to hear you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my wife and I have visited the Black Hills several times, this was our first visit of the Mammoth Site. We were both very impressed with not only the rare find and development of this world class site, but how well it is presented....More

Thank poobapooba
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings poobapooba, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "very interesting and educational for all ages". We are also glad you enjoyed your tour with your guide. We appreciate your feedback and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent site for those interest in the prehistoric eras. The Mammoth Site will give you insight to what may have happened here. I'm glad I stopped in.More

Thank hoef972
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings hoef972, We are glad you had the chance to visit The Mammoth Site. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Site and found it to be "an excellent site for those interested in prehistoric eras". We hope you will have the opportunity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely an interesting place for anyone interested in archaeology. It's rare to see a place where the bones are exposed and still in the original places.More

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings alibarbaraMilwaukee, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be "an interesting place", the Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review The Mammoth Site....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were glad we stopped at the Mammoth Site. Very interesting and informative. I am so glad they preserved it this way and it is still an ongoing dig. We enjoyed walking thru it and I am sure this is a great...More

Thank david b
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear david b, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate you recommending the Site to others and we are glad you found it to be "very interesting and informative". We hope you will have the chance to visit the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our GPS wasn't as helpful as it could have been finding the Mammoth Site, but once there, it was worth the frustration. Everyone involved in the Mammoth Site was helpful and knowledgeable. The walk around the various platforms provides great views into an archaeological wonderland....More

Thank John H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John H, Thank you for taking the time to share your personal experience at The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you found everyone at the Site to be "helpful and knowledgeable". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the mammoth site in the off season in the middle of the week. This world class archeological site is well worth the visit. The 10 minute orientation film really prepares you for the guided tour of the actual dig. This is an active...More

Thank spiritwheels
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings spiritwheels, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "great place for kids". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum....More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Spend some time here and learn thing you may not have thought of. This was a site for new building but when digging bones were found. The property owner saw the historic valve and stopped. Much history to be learned from here. Take the guided...More

Thank Steven H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Steven H, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "great place for adults and children". Thank you for recommending the Site to others and we hope you will visit us...More

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JeanneKachow
31 August 2017|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your inquiry our prices are as follows: Adults: $10.14 + tax Seniors 60+: $8.29 + tax Active Military & Veterans: $7.37 + tax Children 4-12: $7.37 + tax Children 3 and Under: Free We hope... More
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mirraFlorida
25 September 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Very accessible and enlightened guides wo attend to the needs of all.
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Hemetgirl
18 August 2016|
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Response from phrogster | Reviewed this property |
There are signs that say you can park in the Super 8 motel parking lot which is almost directly across the street. The day I was there, parking was fine when I arrived but it was pretty full when I left although there were... More
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