As part of our 17-day road trip, we made a stop at the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, SD. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Be sure to sign up for the free tour as soon as you get there. You start out with a short video and then your tour guide (ours was a high school sophomore who did an excellent job) will take you through the building that houses the actual dig site. You are looking at real bones and footprints of mammoths from 26,000 years ago! So cool! The tour is nice because you have phones you put to your ear to hear the guide. This makes it possible to hear all the guide has to say in a very big building. After your tour you can stay in the building as long as you like. There are many other displays and you can go downstairs to the lab and watch the scientists work on the bones and even ask questions. The scientists were off when we were there on a Saturday, but it was still a wonderful visit. If you are anywhere near the area, visit the Mammoth Site! We also visited nearby Wind Cave National Park and that was great too.
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