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The real deal

My husband and I visited here with our 12 year old granddaughter who loves elephants. It is so... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
Myrnalee s
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denver
Great experience

This is a working archeological site. The tours are very good, last about 30 minutes following a... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
canada777-1207
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Lafayette, Colorado
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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 September 3, 2017

My husband and I visited here with our 12 year old granddaughter who loves elephants. It is so impressive to see all the bones in the place they were deposited 60 million years ago. The tour begins with a movie that gives a good background...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Dear Myrnalee s, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you brought your 12 year-old granddaughter to visit the Site with you as well. The Mammoth Site is truly unique that it is an indoor working paleontological dig...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a working archeological site. The tours are very good, last about 30 minutes following a short film. You are free to spend more time in the dig area afterwards. It is mind boggling. The story behind this sinkhole and the discovery of many...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Greetings canada777-1207, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. The Mammoth Site is a indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum. We are glad you found the "tours to be very good and had a great experience". We appreciate your feedback and...More

Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a Pleistocene era sink hole that trapped hundreds of animals including two species of mammoths. They have an active dig and research program and actual science students as guides. Our guide, for example is studying geology and hopes to continue on for his...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Greetings BScopatz, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be a "great experience that is constantly changing". We appreciate your feedback and we are also glad you are "already planning your return visit".

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit with young kids. Your guide was very knowledge. The site has AC which makes it comfortable to spend as much time as you want.More

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

Greetings Anastasia6608, 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 "guides to be very knowledgeable and a nice place to visit with children". We hope that you will...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Well worth a visit. The grounds are manicured and the stone building which encloses the site are unusual for site of this type. This is a sinkhole which contains the bones of at least 60 mammoths who blundered into the area, then couldn't escape. the...More

Thank George S
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Greetings George S, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "well worth a visit and interesting". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will visit us again someday!

Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is a famous paleontology dig site at the base of the Black Hills which has the largest mammoth fossil collection in the world and is still active. Because the boundaries of the dig site are contained, it has provided the opportunity to encase it...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Dear Matthew Scott H, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you were able to experience the Site and found it to be a "must see". We are glad you found the "tour to be extremely informative". We...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

The visit to this museum stood out among our other museum visits - Very informative tour. - Knowledgeable guides. They can relate to every age of visitors and their questions. Off-course don't miss the witty humor they interject now and then. - Wireless headsets for...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Dear EssKay E, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five star review and we are glad you found the Site to be a "captivating place". We are also glad you found the "guides to be knowledgeable". We...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

This was my third time there in the last 20 or so years. It was nice to see more uncovered since my last visit 9 years ago. Good for adults and children. We got to look at the Mammoth site while we waited for our...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Greetings Pamela B, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We are excited to hear that this is your third time visiting the Site. We are glad you found it to be "informative and worth the money". We appreciate your feedback and we...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

We returned to the Mammoth Site after 20 years. They have doubled the number of mammoths that they have dug up. The guided tour was very educational. Really enjoy the video.More

Thank Dawn K
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Dear Dawn, We are exited that you came back to visit after "20 years". We are glad you found the "guided tour to be very educational and you enjoyed the video". We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your experience at The Mammoth Site....More

Reviewed August 24, 2017

Quite the educational outreach! And the walk through museum is amazing. Interesting and well prepared video.More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Greetings travelinghikers, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five star review. We are glad you found the Site to be "fascinating and quite the educational outreach". We hope you will have the chance to visit us again...More

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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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May 8, 2018|
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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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