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Address: 1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number:
+1 605-745-6017
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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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Wife and I took the tour of the dig sight. I thought it would be boring but it was fascinating the way the guide explained what is actually taking place now. Much better than a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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Fairfield, OH
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Fairfield, OH
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I took the tour of the dig sight. I thought it would be boring but it was fascinating the way the guide explained what is actually taking place now. Much better than a static museum.

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

Greetings exteacher60, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that you found the Site "fascinating" and enjoyed the tour. We hope you will visit us again someday. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This place is really amazing, along with the history behind it. If you're at all interested in fossils/paleontology you should visit. There is a nice little movie that talks about how the mammoths ended up in this spot, and then a large indoor dig site that you walk around. Pictures are welcomed and it sounds like you can volunteer to... More 

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

Dear Katvo, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that you found the Site to be "amazing" and enjoyed your tour. The Mammoth Site offers the Excavation and Preservation Program for more information about this program please visit our website. We hope that you will be able to come back and visit us again someday. More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Every few years we come back to the area and when we do we always come back to the Mammoth site to see what else they have dug up. It is a fascinating place that changes constantly. The first time we were there years ago they have uncovered 30 something mammoths now they are over 60. The tours are great... More 

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

Greetings Brianccc, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We always appreciate hearing what our visitors have to say about the Site. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and you keep coming back to see the changes that have been made. Last year in April we had the grand-opening for the Learning Center/Theaters. Thank... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

An original site discovered in Hot Springs, SD. It is where Ice Age remains are being excavated. Wooly Mammoth bones are marked & then moved for research and preserving. You can see them working live on the tour. Pretty cool place.

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

Dear Connie K, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will be able to come back and visit us again someday. More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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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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 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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 

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