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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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Extraordinary and well worth a visit

A truly remarkable place to visit. A privilege to be able to see so many mammoth bones in one place... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Chris M
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Surprised how informative

If you are in the area, make you visit the museum! The site is beyond impressive and informative... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Jay B
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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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“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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Reviewed 16 December 2016

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...More

2  Thank Chris M
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

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...More

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!

1  Thank Jay B
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

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!

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.

1  Thank 1950Jam2012
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

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.

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...More

Thank bill s
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

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...More

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.

1  Thank Jeanette B
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

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.

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...More

Thank JBH7212014
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 28 October 2016

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

1  Thank Razorsue
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Lynn C
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Steven D
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Dave Z
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

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!

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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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Very accessible and enlightened guides wo attend to the needs of all.
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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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