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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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Amazing Archaeological Site!

The husband and I visited this place on the off season recently. We were shown a informative video... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie P
Educational And Informative Site!

Located in Hot Springs, this site houses the remains of 61 mammoths. This is an active... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“dig site” (140 reviews)
“guided tour” (128 reviews)
“sink hole” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The husband and I visited this place on the off season recently. We were shown a informative video about how the sink hole came to be before we were taken into the active dig site. I appreciated this so we had a deeper understanding of...More

Thank Natalie P
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Greetings Natalie P, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your recent visit. We are glad you found the Site to be "amazing". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Hot Springs, this site houses the remains of 61 mammoths. This is an active paleontological site, and during the summer months, visitors can see scientists excavating this site. This tour offers visitors a glimpse into South Dakota's rich history... millions of years of...More

Thank VanEsq12
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings VanEsq12, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "educational and informative". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will be able to visit the Site again someday!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew? Instead of the crappy water park, we went here...and both kids and adults were pleased. Who knew all those mammoths were in SD? Well worth a visit, tour guide did excellent job.More

Thank marktun
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings marktun, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "fascinating subject and tour". The Site is also happy to hear you enjoyed your "visit and the tour guide did an excellent...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get to see science happening at the attraction. Where else can you see mammoth's being excavated from an indoor, air conditioned exhibit. It is a great place to take elementary school and preschool aged children.More

Thank familyvisit830
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear familyvisit830, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the Site to be a "great place to take elementary school and preschool aged children". We hope you will have the chance to...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Going to South Dakota we go through Custer Park and on to the Mammoth site. It is the best ever for the family, the kids love it, you must make advance reservations for the kids to dig. There is a small digging spot for children,...More

Thank R477YNmariab
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Greetings R477YNmariab, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback you have provided about your experience at the Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "the best ever for the family". We are sorry to hear you...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

While my wife and I have visited the Black Hills several times, this was our first visit of the Mammoth Site. We were both very impressed with not only the rare find and development of this world class site, but how well it is presented....More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Greetings poobapooba, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "very interesting and educational for all ages". We are also glad you enjoyed your tour with your guide. We appreciate your feedback and...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

An excellent site for those interest in the prehistoric eras. The Mammoth Site will give you insight to what may have happened here. I'm glad I stopped in.More

Thank hoef972
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Greetings hoef972, We are glad you had the chance to visit The Mammoth Site. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Site and found it to be "an excellent site for those interested in prehistoric eras". We hope you will have the opportunity...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Definitely an interesting place for anyone interested in archaeology. It's rare to see a place where the bones are exposed and still in the original places.More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Greetings alibarbaraMilwaukee, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be "an interesting place", the Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review The Mammoth Site....More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

My wife and I were glad we stopped at the Mammoth Site. Very interesting and informative. I am so glad they preserved it this way and it is still an ongoing dig. We enjoyed walking thru it and I am sure this is a great...More

Thank david b
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear david b, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate you recommending the Site to others and we are glad you found it to be "very interesting and informative". We hope you will have the chance to visit the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Our GPS wasn't as helpful as it could have been finding the Mammoth Site, but once there, it was worth the frustration. Everyone involved in the Mammoth Site was helpful and knowledgeable. The walk around the various platforms provides great views into an archaeological wonderland....More

Thank John H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear John H, Thank you for taking the time to share your personal experience at The Mammoth Site. We are glad that you found everyone at the Site to be "helpful and knowledgeable". The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working...More

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JeanneKachow
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
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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mirraFlorida
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
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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