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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Amazing treasure trove of fossilized skeletons

We were amazed at the sheer number fo fossilized bones uncovered in this sinkhole, with more being... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gfiniti
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Rolla, Missouri
DESERVES 10 STARS

I was absolutely blown away by this incredible site. The museum houses an actual ancient sink hole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 5 days ago

We were amazed at the sheer number fo fossilized bones uncovered in this sinkhole, with more being discovered every day. There are numerous mammoth skeletons, along with short-faced bears, camels, wolves, and many more. The walkways around the dig site offer up-close viewing of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greetings Gfiniti, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be an "amazing treasure trove of fossilized skeletons". Thank you for your five-star review and your feedback. We hope you will have the chance...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was absolutely blown away by this incredible site. The museum houses an actual ancient sink hole where mammoths, both woolly and Columbian, were attracted to the warm water and vegetation, fell in, and could not climb out. Over 20 feet of dirt and rock...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Carolyn B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We are glad you found the Site to be "incredible and were so impressed" by your visit. Thank you for recommending the Site to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this interesting stop not because I had any thought of me enjoying it but becaustes I thought my husband would. Was I ever wrong!! We both loved it ! It was fascinating and totally REAL. This is a true dig area, currently active....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jeanne072455, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be an "interesting stop". We appreciate your feedback and thank you for recommending the Site to others. We hope you will have the chance...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A young girl lead a tour of this museum/dig site. One of the most informed guides we ever had. This is a very different and interesting site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SPreve
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings SPreve, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you had a "great tour". We hope you will have the chance to visit us again someday!

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Love it, this is for the paleontologists of any age. Must see attraction in South Dakota, Don't pass it up.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear chipworkman, Thank you for the five-star review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "super cool-must see". We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for recommending the Site to others. We...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

We travel this area when we visit family. If you have never been to an archeological dig before it is a first time hands on adventure. To see the sight is a great experience.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Greetings Paula J, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "once in a lifetime experience". We appreciate your feedback and the five-star review. We hope you will have the chance to...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

WOW. a must see. staff were knowledgeable friendly and engaged the children well. Gift shop was well stocked.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Greetings Daydream27842802355, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "amazing". Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience and we are glad you found our "staff to be knowledgeable". We hope...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This was well worth the stop if you have any interest in paleontology. The tour is excellent and informative. This is an active site with many mammoth skeletons. There is a place to picnic outside and a gift shop. It is worth taking a detour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VacaAllie
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Dear VacaAllie, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be an "excellent experience" and the "tour to be excellent and informative". We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again someday!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The Mammoth Site is well worth a stop when traveling through Hot Springs. It appeals to all ages - be sure to bring your family.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Vera H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Greetings Vera H, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be an "awesome site and museum". We appreciate the feedback and hope you will have the chance to visit us again someday!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

As someone who has always enjoyed geology, paleontology, archaeology, and history, I always look for museums and historical sites when I travel. I was going on a history tour with a group of friends in southeastern Montana and decided to stay over and visit other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Greetings OBIDOCRL, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the detailed feedback you have provided about your recent visit. We are glad you found the Site to be an "awesome paleontology site that is much more than a museum!"....More

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rambow64
July 21, 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
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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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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