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We had NO idea!

We found a brochure at our B&B. We came here because we had just been to Dinosaur, UT in May. I'm... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Sus C
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San Diego, California
Fun

Learned about Mammoths but wished there were archeaologists on site when we were there to see the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Scenic795188
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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...more
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We found a brochure at our B&B. We came here because we had just been to Dinosaur, UT in May. I'm totally into and fascinated by dinosaurs and prehistoric anything! The movie was very educational and our guide was exceptional. They keep crowds to a...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Sus C, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are also glad you found the "movie to be very educational and your guide to be exceptional". We hope...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Learned about Mammoths but wished there were archeaologists on site when we were there to see the working process.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Greetings smithjolene, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience at the Site. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will visit us again someday!

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great to see a live dig site such carefully maintained. We loved the tour and the fossils at the museum. Spent about two hours there and learnt a lot about the camps they offer during the summer. My 9-year old boy was certainly interested in...More

Thank Sid J
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Dear Sid J, Thank you for providing feedback about your recent visit to The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be "definitely worth the visit". We appreciate the five-star review and we look forward to your next visit when you son participates...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Mammoth Site is a great place to invest a couple of hours and learn about what extinct animals roamed the Upper Plains thousands of years ago. The tour of the indoor dig site is amazing.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Greetings mcnelson01, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be "amazing". We appreciate the feedback about your recent visit and we hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again someday!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a thing you do once or twice a year. Really fun and interesting going through it was fun.And the lab was cool to.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Isabela19771, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you "loved it". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will visit us again someday!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

To walk into the main room of this building and see the mammoth tusks, teeth and other bones in-situ doesn't seem real. The dwelling made out of mammoth bones (fake) was neat. The gift shop has different kinds of jerky such as venison and pheasant....More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Greetings Brenda B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be "unique". We appreciate your feedback and hope you will have the chance to visit us again someday!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It is an amazing “indoors, active fossil dig” to see with your own eyes, but we didn’t spend more than an hour here. The story of how the mammoth/bear fossils were discovered is quite interesting, but unless I was able to be a part of...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear mooreplaisted, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be "amazing". We are sorry to hear that you felt there wasn't enough hands-on activities. We are working on updating our exhibits and looking at...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This archeological site is enclosed in a building. Admission is $10/adult with discounts for seniors, children. You enter the site by a 45min tour which begins with a film about how the site was found and how the excavation is being done. The tour is...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear pahserry, Thank you for your five-star review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be an "interesting visit and well worth it". The Mammoth Site is truly unique. We are an indoor active paleontological dig site and boast the largest...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This was a find very interesting guided tour explaining the history back millions of years and the formation of the sink hole which mammoths and other animals fell in to the water and could not get out , they were looking for water and vegetation,...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Greetings nick b, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be an "amazing collection of mammoth bones left in place". We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We hope you will be able to...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Wow, totally blown away...spent a lot more time here than anticipated. Really interesting story about how the mammoths ended up here.More

Thank Howard B
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Greetings Howard B, We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit to The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be an "awesome place". We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We hope you will have the chance to visit us again...More

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rambow64
22 July 2018|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
0 Votes Dear Rambow64, The Mammoth Site is geared for all ages. We offer guided tours and have an Ice Age Exhibit Hall and Laboratory you may explore on your own. The Mammoth Site is an active indoor paleontological dig... More
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lkl52729910
10 June 2018|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
Greetings Jim P, The Hot Springs KOA, Angostura State Recreation Area, Allen Ranch, Kemo Sabay Campground & Storage, and Coldbrook. You could also contact the Hot Springs Chamber and they could provide you with some more... More
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tclewis16
9 May 2018|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
The Mammoth Site Pet Policy Service animals are allowed in all areas of The Mammoth Site. Pets are also welcome to The Mammoth Site. Pets must be leashed and carried or in a carrier while visiting inside The Mammoth site... More
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