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Fascinating and informative

Incredible location in which you can see fossils of upwards of 60 mammoths. Bones and... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
annette589
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Ontario
History, learning and a live active dig!!

I've brought groups of high school age students here and they all loved it! I just was there for... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Scampbell135
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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 August 18, 2017

Incredible location in which you can see fossils of upwards of 60 mammoths. Bones and tusks...fossils still in the ground. Fossils plastered for lifting and removal for further study. Archaeologists at work. This is a living museum...if you can use the term "living" when speaking...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Dear annette589, 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 "fascinating and informative". We are also glad your children enjoyed the Junior Paleontologist Program. We...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

I've brought groups of high school age students here and they all loved it! I just was there for my 4th time and every time there is new information to learn. The guides are all helpful, knowledgable and good with all ages of visitors. Highly...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Dear Scampbell135, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you and your students enjoyed your recent visit to the Site. We are glad you found the "guides to be helpful and knowledgeable". Thank you for recommending the Site...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

You will not want to miss this tremendous attraction. Take a step back in time. Pay the little extra (senior and military discounts apply) and take a guided tour rather than the wireless guided system. This gives an opportunity to ask questions. We were very...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Greetings hd452016, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be an "absolute must for the entire family". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We took a tour here. The required tour lasts about 45 minutes. They give you headsets to listen to your guide. Very informative. My 4 year old granddaughter listened intently the whole time. She had a great time. As we all did.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your experience at the Site. We hope you will be able to visit us again someday!

Reviewed August 14, 2017

I was excited to stop at this place. I am not huge into Dinosaurs, but to see fossils from Mammoth's from millions of years ago right in front of us, it was amazing! I really wish people would have been working in the pit when...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Greetings Baseballgirl1975, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and found it to be "amazing". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will have the chance to visit us again someday!

Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is a great place to introduce kids to a little geology/archaeology. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and willing to answer lots of questions (from kids and adults alike). The staff have a good sense of humor considering the dry subject, and that is...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Dear enstrim, Thank you for the five star review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found "the guides to be very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions". We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience at the Site and we hope you will...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017

So cool to see an actual dig site. I'm so grateful that they made the decision to leave some of the remains in-situ for educational purposes. We learned a lot about the history of the site, how digs are performed, and about mammoths.

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Greetings Batmancop, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "really cool". We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit and we hope to see you again someday!

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Take the tour! You will get to see a dig in progress with actual Mammoth tusks and bones. Fascinating! Our guide, Joshua, a high school student, was excellent. So interesting. Makes you want to go out and explore the Black Hills and Badlands in search...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Greetings feltsoul, Thank you for your review of The Mammoth Site. We are glad you enjoyed your guided tour with Joshua. We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be "educational and totally worth it". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

A real working archeological dig site! Many excellent examples of mammoth skeletons uncovered but left in place. The tour was led by a paleontologist. I also really like the wireless headsets so the guide could talk softly but we could all hear very well. Unbelievable...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Dear Jodi, We are glad you enjoyed "the wireless headsets and guided tour". We are also glad you found our Gift Shop to be "unbelievable". We appreciate the feedback and review you have provided about your experience at The Mammoth Site. We hope you will...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017

This is a great place to learn about geology for adults and kids. It was just amazing how well preserved the mammoths are. Our kids did a a dig and it was a bit fake but the kids learned more about how the preserve, how...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Dear CalLowe, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback you have provided about your recent experience. We are sorry to hear that you felt the "dig was a bit fake" we are however happy to hear that...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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