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Address: 1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number: +1 605-745-6017
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11:00 - 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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Surprised how informative

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jay B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The tour itself was okay nothing spectacular. It wasn't until we left we went to the gift shop that Ben left us feeling a little disappointed. We drove all the way from South Texas and as a family it's tradition we get t-shirts to remember our vacations. The shirt I wanted was on display and they had no other ones... More 

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

Dear Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We apologize that you were disappointed by your visit. We appreciate your feedback about your experience. The Mammoth Site takes our reviews very seriously and we use them as training for our staff. We will make sure that this situation is addressed. If you would like to... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is just unbelievable how many mammoths and other animals perished in what was a slippery-sided water hoe thousands of years ago. But their bad luck sure makes for interesting viewing for us today. To see so many bones and tusks in the actual place where they were found and to see the extreme care taken in the ongoing exploration... More 

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

Greetings Steven D, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit. The Mammoth Site is a working paleontological dig site and museum. This provides a unique experience for our visitors that allows them to see the discoveries that have been made in our in-situ bonebed and also during the summer months have the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went there today and was greeted by a very knowledgeable young man named Michael who works there. He was an awesome tourguide for being such a young man. He definetely loves and knows his job. Definetely worth the price of admission. Thanks Michael for an awesome time.

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

Greetings Dave Z, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the Site and had an "awesome" tour. We hope you will be able to visit us again someday! More 

Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stumbled upon this. Was one of the highlights of our trip to SW South Dakota. unbelievable that this dig is still going on

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

Dear Jean L, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and you found the Site to be one of your "highlights of your trip to SW South Dakota". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an active paleontological dig site and museum. We hope that you will come back... More 

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