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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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Very Interesting

What a neat place. Very well run. The tour guides really know their stuff. You are broken up into... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
wrongfootjones
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upstate, ny
Fascinating

First time to an active dig. The film explanation was really interesting and informative. The tour... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
Joel S
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (128 reviews)
“sink hole” (47 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

What a neat place. Very well run. The tour guides really know their stuff. You are broken up into small groups and first see a movie with some background info. Then you are lead into the actual dig site. WOW! Cool stuff. The tour guide...More

Thank wrongfootjones
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Dear wrongfootjones, Thank you for providing the wonderful feedback about The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and found our tour guide staff to be very knowledgeable. Thank you for your review of the Site and we hope you will come back...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

First time to an active dig. The film explanation was really interesting and informative. The tour was even better. Our guide was very knowledgable and answered everyone's questions. Lastly the displays in the museum were well done tooMore

Thank Joel S
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Dear Joel S, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be "Fascinating". We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and overall experience. Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site and we hope you will be...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour with our 9, 13 and 16 year old girls but made the mistake of adding on the 3D movie at the end. Walls of the small "theater" are so thin that we could hardly hear the movie for the first 10-15 min...More

Thank Dawn J
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Dear Dawn J, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We apologize that you didn't have a great experience watching the 3D movie and we appreciate hearing the feedback from our visitors. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

You can see all of the mammoth bones in their original spots right before your eyes. It is also very cool to learn about how the mammoths got there and how their bones were naturally preserved. Check it out!!!

Thank Lily_rosenberg
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Greetings Lily_rosenberg, Thank you for recommending The Mammoth Site to other visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will visit us again someday.

Reviewed August 11, 2016

My partner was keen to visit a mammoth site and this one is easy to find off highway 18 in Hot Springs and has the usual large car park and visitor centre. The site is a sinkhole where lots of mammoths became trapped,died and were...More

Thank 938fjg
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Dear 938fjg, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and visit to The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review the Site.

Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a current archaeological dig. They have excavated several mammoths from an old lake. This is worth going to. You have to pay for a tour in order to see the site. After the guided tour is ended, you can tour individually at your...More

Thank Cmkastanek
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Greetings Cmkastanek, We appreciate the feedback from our visitors. We are glad that The Mammoth Site was the "highlight of your wife's tour of South Dakota". Thank you for your review of the Site and we hope you will visit us again in the future.

Reviewed August 10, 2016

Been a lot of places but never saw a prehistoric excavation before -- that's still in progress! Fascinating! Our guide was excellent (15 yrs old and loves his volunteer work as a guide). Could actually watch excavation of bones in progress. Takes about an hour...More

Thank Raker1
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Dear Raker1, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and tour at the Site. We hope you will visit us again someday.

Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Our kids really enjoyed our stop at the mammoth site and it was a neat experience for adults too. It gives you a nice appreciation for the whole area.

Thank Cassandra R
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Dear Cassandra R, We are glad your kids enjoyed the visit to The Mammoth Site. The Mammoth Site works hard to create a unique experience for the whole family. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again someday.

Reviewed August 9, 2016

It's a great place to see real fossils and bones. See research in process and get a detailed tour with headsets so you can hear everything. Great for school-aged children and up.

Thank Gwen H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Greetings Gwen H, Thank you for writing a review about The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and liked our wireless tour guide system. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again someday.

Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This place was very cool and definitely worth a visit! For about $11 you get a short film, a guided tour of the excavation site, and a small museum. There is a movie you can add on for $4 although we opted out. Guided tour...More

Thank Elizabeth C
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Dear Elizabeth C, We appreciate hearing feedback from our visitors and thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We use reviews and other feedback as training tools for our staff. We apologize that you had a difficult time "understanding your guide...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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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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