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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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A Great Suprise

This place was awesome! We went because we were visiting the Black Hills and I thought it would be... read more

Reviewed today
Megan R
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Interesting for All Ages

We started our visit with the Jr. Paleontology Program. Our 10 year old boy LOVED it! The adults... read more

Reviewed yesterday
92byrrek
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dig site” (147 reviews)
“guided tour” (129 reviews)
“sink hole” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747
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+1 605-745-6017
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"dig site"
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"guided tour"
in 129 reviews
"sink hole"
in 49 reviews
"active dig"
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"ice age"
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"all ages"
in 69 reviews
"introductory video"
in 14 reviews
"ask questions"
in 20 reviews
"gift shop"
in 75 reviews
"short video"
in 19 reviews
"amazing site"
in 14 reviews
"interesting place"
in 18 reviews
"minute tour"
in 13 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 17 reviews
"own pace"
in 14 reviews
"black hills"
in 59 reviews
"walk around"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place was awesome! We went because we were visiting the Black Hills and I thought it would be interesting. It was both interesting and impressive and I'm so glad we went. The tour with our guide was informative and entertaining. The staff were nice....More

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Reviewed yesterday

We started our visit with the Jr. Paleontology Program. Our 10 year old boy LOVED it! The adults got to help dig a little too, and I was surprised but I have to say it was pretty fun. Afterwards, we went and saw the movie...More

Thank 92byrrek
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone has an individual headset so they can hear. If you love paleontology you dont want to miss this. If you are not into dig sites you might want to skip it. Not much else there.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We are totally in to the paleontology thing and really enjoyed this visit. We were amazed by the expansive dig site.More

Thank Cynthia B
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Cynthia B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site and we appreciate the five-star review! We are glad you found the Site to be "amazing and that you enjoyed your visit". We appreciate the feedback and we hope you will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a grumpy 15 yo boy with us in an RV for 2 weeks and this was the PERFECT place for a visit! We were expecting one mammoth that was being excavated but that is NOT what this is! It is sooooo much more!...More

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

Greetings Davisfamily4, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your recent experience. We are glad you enjoyed your tour along with the rest of the museum. We appreciate you recommending the Site to others and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommend to visit Mammoth site while visiting wind cave national park. At first, we were not sure if it will be for us. Be then, very interesting site. The guided tour was very interesting and we learn a lot about Mammoth in general....More

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

Greetings Ihajoa, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your guided tour and found the Site to be "very interesting". We appreciate your insights about the exhibits at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Mammoth Site as the first stop on our road trip. The grounds are pretty and it’s very easy to get to. We viewed a movie and then went on a guided tour of the active dig site. Our guide was very knowledgeable...More

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

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the Site and your guided tour. We are glad to hear you found our staff to be friendly, honest and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mammoth Site is a very fascinating museum that is an actual dig site that is all under roof. The number of artifacts they have unearthed is amazing. The tour starts with a film that describes how the animals came to be trapped in what...More

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

Greetings Pat C, Thank you for your five-star review of The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad you found the Site to be "very fascinating". We hope you will have the chance to visit the Site again someday!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss this! Extremely interesting place. You can spend 30 minutes or two hours here. So cool to see the actual remains of animals from so long ago,More

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

Greetings fcan, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five-star review and recommending the Site to others. We are glad you found the Site to be "amazing". We hope you will have the chance to visit the Site...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very, very interesting place. Like many archaeological finds, this one was an accident found while building a housing development. Fortunately, it occurred at the beginning of the process. It's amazing the number of mammoth and other animal bones that have been found in such a...More

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

Greetings Jim P, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site and for the five-star review. We are glad you found the Site to be a "must see and a very interesting place". We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will...More

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lkl52729910
10 June 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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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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Response from Merlene H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if dogs are allowed in building. May want to check the site online for specifics.
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