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“Excellent and unique attraction!”

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 1 November 2017

While my wife and I have visited the Black Hills several times, this was our first visit of the Mammoth Site. We were both very impressed with not only the rare find and development of this world class site, but how well it is presented. Very interesting and educational for all ages! Our tour guide was Jace and he was outstanding!

Thank poobapooba
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Greetings poobapooba,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "very interesting and educational for all ages". We are also glad you enjoyed your tour with your guide. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will have a chance to visit the Site again someday!

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"amazing site"
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

An excellent site for those interest in the prehistoric eras. The Mammoth Site will give you insight to what may have happened here. I'm glad I stopped in.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Greetings hoef972,

We are glad you had the chance to visit The Mammoth Site. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Site and found it to be "an excellent site for those interested in prehistoric eras". We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again someday!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Definitely an interesting place for anyone interested in archaeology. It's rare to see a place where the bones are exposed and still in the original places.

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Greetings alibarbaraMilwaukee,

We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be "an interesting place", the Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit the Site again someday!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our GPS wasn't as helpful as it could have been finding the Mammoth Site, but once there, it was worth the frustration. Everyone involved in the Mammoth Site was helpful and knowledgeable. The walk around the various platforms provides great views into an archaeological wonderland. Material around the walls sets what you see into context. While you get a guided tour, you also get as much free time as you want to pursue your interests. The building itself is impressive and provides opportunities to engage in your own archaeology if desired. I'd give this particularly high marks for children - old bones have a great fascination, and the kids we observed were so interested that their parents didn't seem to be required to remind about good behavior!

Thank John H
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear John H,

Thank you for taking the time to share your personal experience at The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you found everyone at the Site to be "helpful and knowledgeable". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. Thank you for your review and we hope you will have the opportunity to visit the Site again in the future!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited the mammoth site in the off season in the middle of the week. This world class archeological site is well worth the visit. The 10 minute orientation film really prepares you for the guided tour of the actual dig. This is an active dig so new stuff is found regularly. This is a great place for kids.

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

Greetings spiritwheels,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "great place for kids". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your experience at the Site and we hope you will visit us again someday!

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