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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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Neat!!

Our kids did the Junior Dig with Anna as our guide. She was awesome with the kids! Our kids had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loveroftravels17
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Good stop, esp with kids

This stop was recommended. We all loved it. There is a short video before your tour to get you... read more

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Susan B
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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.
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“dig site” (154 reviews)
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“ice age” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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+1 605-745-6017
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our kids did the Junior Dig with Anna as our guide. She was awesome with the kids! Our kids had a blast learning about paleontology! The actual dig site was neat!!

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Reviewed yesterday

This stop was recommended. We all loved it. There is a short video before your tour to get you some history, then you go into an active mammoth dig site. You learn about the dig site. Very cool head sets are given to everyone so...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove an hour and a half from our hotel just to go to the mammoth site. We were not disappointed! We did the tour then explored on our own. Everyone working there made themselves available for questions or information. I would love to take...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in, the experience was wonderful. We were greeted warmly at the desk, paid our admission and then shown to our tour group which just happened to be starting right then! Our guide, Hunter, was very thorough and accommodating. He did...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were blown away by our visit and by the children's dig activity. The tour was well done and informative. As a follow-up we paid for our children to participate in the hands-on dig activity which was so much more than I expected. I thought...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing. The tour was so informative and pointed out everything we would never have noticed ourselves. As an active dig site, it was very educational. They have done a wonderful job providing visual educational items to visitors to see sizes of the...More

Thank Lynndzr
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My children are fascinated by these type of things and my son has wanted to be a paleontologist since he was three years old. Not only do you get a tour of the active dig site but I had my youngest take the Junior Paleontologist...More

Thank josephmN1281UJ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

if you have any curiosity about the wooly mammoths, this is the place to find out about them. This is an actual dig site and you will see the fossils of wooly mammoths as well as that of other predators that lived at that time....More

Thank FredPatty
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These are authentic remains and they are still in progress over uncovering more fossils, Our guide was so terrific. She was so knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

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Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

At first I was concerned that this would just be a tourist trap but instead I was wonderfully surprised by the content and information! This is a VERY interesting dig site and the guide was so knowledgeable! We had a great time and would definitely...More

Thank Carol Lynn M
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lkl52729910
June 10, 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
May 8, 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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tclewis16
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Response from Merlene H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if dogs are allowed in building. May want to check the site online for specifics.
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