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Impressive Attraction for a History Buff

We really enjoyed this attraction. The people were very friendly, and our guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2012
Active dig site that was informative and fun!

This is a nicely set up dig site where they have been finding lots and lots of mammoth bones over... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2012
Dubuque, Iowa
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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
+1 605-745-6017
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We really enjoyed this attraction. The people were very friendly, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. This is the first time I have ever visited a "dig site" I know it has been enclosed and commercialized but it is still a dig site with actual...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a nicely set up dig site where they have been finding lots and lots of mammoth bones over the years. You start out with a guided tour that was very educational. There are these phones set up all along the tour and you...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is a great place to see Mammoth fossils. You can take a guided tour where you learn about the geological history of this spot, and how the Mammoths were trapped into this spot. The guide told us how they were continuing to learn what...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Mammoth Site is excellent for people of all ages. The tour we were given was instructive and informative, and our guide was able to answer all of our questions. After the tour we were able to spend as much time as we wanted looking...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I'm not really a history/science person; however, I was incredibly impressed by what The Mammoth Site has to offer. Great gift shop where I could buy area souvenirs from for friends and family, incredible tour, knowledgeable staff, and continuous education of not only visitors through...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a lot of fun on our guided tour. The digs are amazing. Makes you do a lot of thinking on how the mammoths lived, and their struggles when they were trapped. The models really are informative, and show you how tall they used...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Mammoth Site is a very interesting place to see. It's very educational. The site is an ongoing geological dig of fossils. First there is a tour and then you are free to roam about on your own. Nice gift shop with an area just for...More

Thank softballml
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great educational and informative tour. Well worth the look. Stop by if you're in the Black Hills area. Gift shop was exceptional.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

I remember seeing this as a kid and being interested, so decided to take the family and make the drive from Rapid City to see it on our vacation. We were told our tour would begin in 10 minutes and waited almost an hour! The...More

Thank dwo321
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is an amazing, indoor, air conditioned/heated, active digging site. The 30 minute, guided tour of the actual sinkhole where the mammoths are buried was very informative and the guide well-informed to answer many questions. We then toured the other exhibits and had several photo...More

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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
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
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