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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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This is such a great place and is always fun to visit. It is really interesting and the history of the mammoths.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
Tara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is such a great place and is always fun to visit. It is really interesting and the history of the mammoths.

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

Greetings Tara S, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that you had fun while visiting the Site. We hope you will visit us again someday. More 

Newton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I've been to hundreds, probably thousands of museums and have never seen anything like this! The history of the site is well told in the visitors' center, and the tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The mammoths are being dug and preserved in situ. We were there on a midweek summer day, and the professional paleontologists and the volunteers were... More 

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

Dear Annabella G, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We love hearing from our visitors about how their experience was at the Site. It is very neat to see how our volunteers, interns, and scientists work in our Bonebed. Thank you for recommending our Summer Educational Programs it's a great learning experience for children. We... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wow! As a lover of dinosaurs, I found this so fun. Very interesting, and you should take the tour. We even got to see someone working in the dig site!

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

Good Afternoon deb1109, Thank you for writing a review about The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again someday. More 

St Augustine FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The tour of this sinkhole with hundreds of mammoths was fascinating. Hard to imagine a hole so deep filled with animals. Movie and tour were informative and interesting. We didn't have time for the iMax movie but that would have been good too.

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

Greetings havaneseangel, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you will be able to come and visit us again someday. More 

delta, utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We didn't know what to expect and were easily pleased. The mammoth bones and their display in the sinkhole were amazing. We are glad we made a stop here.

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

Dear D9650GSmichellem, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you stopped and enjoyed your visit. You will have to come back and visit us again someday. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

It was fun and learning trip for whole family. They offer a guided tour and it was worth it. good place to learn about geology of blackbills as well.

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

Greetings wanderlust1008, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found us educational as well. Hope you can come back and visit us soon. More 

Lone Tree, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We all loved this attraction. It's hard to believe that a man digging up an area to put housing would find these incredible fossils. We learned so much about the history of the fossils, the animals, and the scientists who continue to preserve and work on these delicate and amazing artifacts. This is a must experience for all ages.

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

Greetings sophisticatedlady_11, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you "loved" our Site. We are glad you found our Site to be educational and we hope you will come back and visit us again someday. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I've always been curious about paleontology, and this place definitely scratched that itch! From the introductory video, to the indoor dig site w/a knowledgable tour guide, to a visit downstairs to the lab where you can communicate w/volunteers/workers, I was hooked! Well designed to accommodate 3 tours at once and the freedom to explore after the tour.

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

Greetings 3sistersandamom, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us again someday. More 

Pilot Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a great time visiting the mammoth site. It was very educational and the staff was very friendly. There was also a short 3D movie about mammoths that we had to skip because we didn't have enough time. You can spend an hour here or easily 4 hours. You are guided through at first and then... More 

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Greetings Georgea T, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are glad that you found our site "educational and our staff friendly". We hope that you will come back and visit us again someday. More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit if you have any interest in paleontology. They are actively working to uncover the remains of mammoths and other animals. There is a video intro followed by a guided tour around the site with an opportunity to ask questions of your guide along the way. You are then free to explore on your... More 

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