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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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Celeste wrote a review Sep 20
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Excellent learning experience! Great place to do research for a school project. Since my visit was for graduate school research, the Super 8 across the street was a perfect location. I just walked out the front door and there was a path to the museum, right there. The grounds are rustic and nice for a walk, too. It's an open air, country location, not right in town, with mountain views, which my partner and I found perfect for a romantic getaway, as well. A nice wooly mammoth themed restaurant made the trip perfect for double duty as a couple's weekend and research trip. In the gift shop, I was glad to find samples of various types of rocks found locally, especially since my teacher demanded I, "bring the whole class back some rose quartz." Thankfully, I could do that conveniently and affordably, right there at the museum! They sell a cool activity I brought back for the class, different types of rocks for under $10 a large bag, and a laminated, illustrated identification chart for a quarter a chart. I will be handing out rocks and each student can classify their rock. The polished rocks can be found, in the rough, all over the ground at the site, so it is a good way to share a little bit of my experience, and a good ice breaker before I launch into the large prehistoric animal facts. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, and many good things to see. My partner loves large animals and found the experience fascinating, even with no particular interest in geology or anthropology. I used to teach grade school, and think kids would love the museum, too!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Greetings OGCece, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found your visit to the Site to be an "excellent learning experience." We are also glad you found our "staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful." We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We hope you will visit us again someday.
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lizzyndan wrote a review Sep 19
24 contributions6 helpful votes
Very interesting to see, especially since it's still an active dig site, but you could easily go through it in an hour. We happened to be close by so it was worth the trip, but I'm not sure I'd recommend driving several hours out of your way.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Greetings Lizzyndan, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "very interesting to see." We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will visit us again someday.
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Morgan W wrote a review Sep 6
Noblesville, Indiana527 contributions136 helpful votes
This is one of the world's premier spot for mammoth excavation. It allows great opportunity to learn about mammoths and the area's past, too. Perfect for the whole family.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Greetings Morgan, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "perfect for the whole family." We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We hope you will visit us again someday!
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Mark L wrote a review Sep 5
15 contributions1 helpful vote
The introductory video first gives you insight of what to expect, but it’s the gravitas of the dig site itself that really brings it to life. I found the site not only to be well documented as you travel around it, but visually stunning. Watching the paleontologists work was another highlight. If you have a chance to ask them some questions, you’ll find them a wealth of information.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Dear MarkAshtonLund, Thank you for the five-star review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "well documented and visually stunning." We appreciate your feedback about your experience. We hope you will visit us again someday!
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captkess59 wrote a review Sep 3
Cape Coral, Florida237 contributions84 helpful votes
When you fathom what has gone down here, how it was discovered and what they resurrected, this is truly a unique place. I stared in awe at the remnants of these ancient beasts. Definitely well worth the price of admission, at least 1-2 hours to tour the dig site and the exhibits.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Greetings captkess59, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We enjoyed the title to your review! We are glad you found the Site to be "well worth the price of admission." Thank you for your feedback and five-star review of the Site. We hope to see you again someday.
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