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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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Amazingly Great!

It is a wonderful site to go visit. . well worth your time. Our guide, Riley, answered all the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
slogirl64
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San Luis Obispo, California
Fascinating!

This is a must do if you are even close to Hot Springs. The tour was thorough and their story is... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
nancyleem
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dig site” (141 reviews)
“guided tour” (129 reviews)
“sink hole” (48 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 23 September 2017

It is a wonderful site to go visit. . well worth your time. Our guide, Riley, answered all the questions. the site was well maintained, safe, easy to visit. It is not very expensive and gives a great view to many of the extinct animals...More

Thank slogirl64
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear slogirl64, Thank you for taking the time to visit The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "wonderful and well worth your time". We are also glad to hear you enjoyed your guided tour. We hope you will be able...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must do if you are even close to Hot Springs. The tour was thorough and their story is remarkable.

Thank nancyleem
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Greetings nancyleem, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "fascinating". We hope you will come back to visit us again someday!

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Yes Super 8 is next to this place, so it wasn't a planned stop. It turned out to be interesting and informative. So if you get close stop in

Thank Tom G
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Tom G, We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your recent visit. We are glad you found the Site to be "interesting and informative". We hope you will have the opportunity to come back and visit us again someday!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Mammoth Site is unique - you are right there at the dig site, looking at mammoth fossils (some of which are almost complete) in the place where they have lain for thousands of years. Some have been removed for study or display, but many...More

Thank Ramblers1986
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Ramblers1986, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Site. We are glad you found your "guide did a great job of describing the dig and answering questions". We...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The origin of the mammoth as well as the place was extraordinary. How it was made and why it became like that. They are very careful of the fossils and the discovery of this extinct animals. The guide Was very knowledgeable for explaining and answering...More

Thank Sheuk_Miming
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Greetings Sheuk_Miming, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your five star review and feedback you have provided about your recent visit. We are happy to hear you found your guide to be "very knowledgeable for explaining and answering...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

A sinkhole that swallowed over 60 mammoths. I didn't realize there were several different types of mammoths. I was aware of the Wooly Mammoths, but those are dwarves in comparison to the Columbian Mammoths. We took the self guided tour, and they give you a...More

Thank naleidme11
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear naleidme11, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be a "hotspot in a little town". We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We appreciate the feedback you have provided and we hope you will have the opportunity to visit the Site...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this mammoth site. Our tour guide, Riley, was very informative. He was able to answer every question put to him. Well worth the money and time to visit this place.More

Thank Dexterr5509
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Greetings Dexterr5509, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad the Site "exceeded your expectations and you thoroughly enjoyed your visit". We are also glad to hear you found The Mammoth Site to be "well worth the money and...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Didn't realize that there were more types of Mammoths This was awesome. Great info if you are interested in dinosaurs. Lots of great into. saw actual digging going on They tell you more info than expected. if interested in the past this place will be...More

Thank Caribbean5
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Greetings Caribbean5, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your recent visit. We are glad you found the Site to be "awesome". We hope you will have a chance to visit us again...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a great learning experience for old and young alike. The dig site is covered with a building so it is all inside. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions.More

Thank travelvaluetours
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Greetings travelvaluetours, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be a "great learning experience for all ages". We are also glad you found your guide to be "knowledgeable and answered all of your questions"....More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The visitor center is nice, has good displays, gift shop, food etc. The mammoth bones are in the other building and there is a fee to enter. It was late and we did not think it would be worth it.More

Thank PatCincinnati
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Greetings PatCincinnati, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are sorry to hear that it "was late and didn't think it would be worth it". We are glad you liked the "visitor center, displays and Gift Shop". We hope you...More

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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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mirraFlorida
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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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