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Address: 1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number:
+1 605-745-6017
Today
09:00 - 15:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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America's International Treasure. This National Natural Landmark is an...

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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Mammoth death trap for the whole family

The Mammoth Site is just a stone's throw from Wind Cave, so I decided to burn a couple hours here before my cave tour. It is definitely worth a visit and this is an attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mammoth Site is just a stone's throw from Wind Cave, so I decided to burn a couple hours here before my cave tour. It is definitely worth a visit and this is an attraction that is unique. You must visit the Mammoth Site via guided tour, which run pretty frequently. There is a video then a guided tour around... More 

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Chris N, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you decided to take the time to visit us while waiting for your tour at Wind Cave. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found the Site to be "unique". We hope that you will come back and see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your was the right length and level of detail to prime you for more exploring. It's kid-friendly and both my young kids enjoyed it.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Rebecca J, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors. We are glad you thought the tour was the right length and enjoyed the information that was given to you by our guides. We are also very happy to hear that your children enjoyed their visit as well. We... More 

Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our kids found the sight very interesting! They loved learning about the mammoth story and their foolishness to slip into the hot springs.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Pernille, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Site. We hope you will come back and see us again someday! More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A truly remarkable place to visit. A privilege to be able to see so many mammoth bones in one place in what is a living archaeological dig. Amazing and somewhat breath-taking. A good exhibition all round; very informative; a great experience. Somewhat off the beaten track but well worth a detour to Hot Springs to see this amazing phenomenon.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Chris M, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "informative and amazing". The Mammoth Site is unique that visitors may experience a working paleontological dig site. We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors about their experience at the Site. We hope that you will visit us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you are in the area, make you visit the museum! The site is beyond impressive and informative. If you tend to collect souvenirs, their gift shop prices are more than reasonable!

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Jay B, Thank you for taking time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will be able to come back in the future! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is your chance to see dinosaur fossils in situ. This active dig was once a sinkhole. Animals came to drink, fell in and drowned. Their bones remain. Worth about an hour of your time. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Dear 1950Jam2012, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for recommending the Site to others. We hope you will visit us again in the future. More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

To be allowed to visit and view an archaeological sight and learn about animals and rocks from hundreds of millions of years ago is an educational treat for young and old. How the animals lived and died at that very spot in South Dakota. Learning about the millennia-layers of soil and its impact on this world. The shear size of... More 

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Dear bill s, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the feedback our visitors provide about their experiences. The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is a working paleontological dig site and museum. Thank you for recommending The Mammoth Site to others and we hope you will be able to visit us again... More 

Colbert, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is an actively working excavation site where 61 Columbian and Wooly Mammoths fell into a sink hole. We took the tour and visited the museum. Great stop headed south from Mount Rushmore.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings Jeanette B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will be able to visit us again someday. More 

Manchester, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited in June, 2015 but that date was not available on the list. We were with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters 6 & 4 who are very interested and knowledgeable about prehistoric animals. The girls did the dig which requires a reservation and they loved it. The tour o the working dig was great - I use a wheelchair... More 

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Greetings JBH7212014, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that your granddaughters enjoyed the Junior Paleontologist Excavation Program. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience at the Site. We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors and we hope you will come back and visit us again... More 

Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Traveling with our daughters family, we all thoroughly enjoyed learning about the wooly mammoths snd the discovery of this site.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this review

Dear Razorsue, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience during your visit. We hope that you will come back and see us again someday. More 

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