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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Great Tour

A young girl lead a tour of this museum/dig site. One of the most informed guides we ever had. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SPreve
Super Cool - Must see

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

Reviewed 1 week 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...more
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank SPreve
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank chipworkman
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Paula J
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard about mammoth site but hadn’t added it to our itinerary until it ended up along our path of travel and we said why not so we pulled in with only the idea that we may see some old fossils (older than us) were...More

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

Dear Patrick C, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your feedback about your recent experience at the Site. Thank you for the five-star review and we hope you will have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Mammoth Site on my last day in South Dakota. This is an interesting site for anyone who enjoys learning about the natural world or just looking for a different type of day trip. Perfect for kids and adults. We got see hundreds...More

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

Greetings Sean R, We appreciate the five-star review and feedback you have provided about your recent visit to The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you recommending the Site to others. We hope you will have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is absolutely fascinating. You can take a tour or you can do your own. We chose to do our own and we were supplied with all the information necessary to understand what we were looking at. That way you can spend whatever time...More

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

Greetings SiandraW, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found it to be "absolutely fascinating". We appreciate your feedback about your experience and recommending the Site to others. We hope you will visit us again someday!

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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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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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