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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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Mammoth site in Hot springs

Located right in Hot springs is a jewel of a spot- Mammoth Site. We opted for the guided tour and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mkreep57
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Aurora, Colorado
Great Spot

This was an incredible location. Seeing all of the Mammoth skeletons, and hearing about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sdmcandrews
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Laurel
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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” (144 reviews)
“guided tour” (128 reviews)
“sink hole” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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"guided tour"
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"sink hole"
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"all ages"
in 69 reviews
"introductory video"
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"ask questions"
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"gift shop"
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"short video"
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"amazing site"
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"minute tour"
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"kids and adults"
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"own pace"
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"interesting place"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right in Hot springs is a jewel of a spot- Mammoth Site. We opted for the guided tour and got so much great information. I had no idea there were so many different types of mammoths. The dig is enclosed so we were able...More

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

Greetings mkreep57, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your guided tour! Thank you for the five-star review and we hope you will have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an incredible location. Seeing all of the Mammoth skeletons, and hearing about the ongoing research was amazing.More

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

Dear sdmcandrews, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your five-star review! We are glad you found the Site to be "an incredible location". Thank you for your feedback and we hope you will have the opportunity to visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. It's a bit like Dinosaur National Monument, except for mammoths. It's especially cool that you get to walk around a walkway through, up and over the excavation areas, giving a really dynamic experience. Great excavation exhibit and a fine 'normal' exhibit in the...More

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

Greetings DenverFowler, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site to be "astonishing and dynamic". We appreciate you recommending the Site to others and we hope you will have the chance to visit us again...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great. So much to see and learn about. Great staff. Amazing visuals. Don't go in after 4PM you need time for this place.More

Thank DarriusFair
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings DarriusFair, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five-star review and your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and thought the Site "was a great place". We are also happy to hear that our "staff...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Rapid City, we were able to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Mammoth Site located in Hot Springs in one day. It was a long day, but a fun one indeed. Word of mouth gave us the tip to view the enclosed...More

2  Thank Marty B
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Marty B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your experience as well as your five-star review. We are glad that the Site "ranked high on your list of experiences" during your visit to South...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mammoth site is a pretty cool place to visit. Journey inside the enclosed building and watch as archaeologists slowly dig to uncover a massive cache of Mammoth bones in what was most likely an inescapable pit. Plenty to see and do here and will...More

Thank Willof72
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Willof72, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and recommending the Site to others. We are happy to hear that you found our "staff to be friendly and helpful". We are glad you enjoyed your visit...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Off season my family has a guide all to ourselves. It was a very informative tour and we able to linger as long as we wished after the tour. Top notch facility! Don't miss it.More

Thank John M
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear John M, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback and five-star review. We are glad you found the "tour to be informative and the Site to be a top notch facility". We hope you will have...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We were passing through the area on our way to Mt Rushmore and were so pleased that we stopped by here. Around 11 dollars including taxes for 1 adult. A short introductory film to set the scene for what you are about to see. We...More

2  Thank marcusclack
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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Greetings marcusclack, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate the five-star review. We are glad that you found the Site to be "fascinating, well preserved piece of history". We appreciate your feedback and thank you for recommending the Site...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Excellent tour, we all learned a lot. Child still regrets not getting a stuffed Mammoth animal, so if you're kid gets a treat on a trip, and they fall in love with a mammoth, this is the place to get one! Zero mammoths elsewhere in...More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Greetings inca_me, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are glad you had an "excellent tour and learned a lot" while visiting the Site. We have stuffed animal mammoths available...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

we weren't too sure about going here but was glad we did. The kids actually loved it. They were really paying attention to the tour guide and actually asking questions. At the end in the gift shop they have these really big,really colorful glass paperweights.More

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mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Greetings christiansonm83, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear that your grandchildren "loved it". We appreciate your feedback about your visit and happy to hear you liked our colorful glass gems we have...More

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NatalieWood1951
14 April 2018|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
Greetings Natalie, The Mammoth Site offers summer programs for children starting June 1st - August 15th. The Junior Paleontologist Excavation – ages 4 through 12 When: four times daily (10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm) June 1... More
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JeanneKachow
31 August 2017|
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Response from mammothtoo | Property representative |
Greetings, Thank you for your inquiry our prices are as follows: Adults: $10.14 + tax Seniors 60+: $8.29 + tax Active Military & Veterans: $7.37 + tax Children 4-12: $7.37 + tax Children 3 and Under: Free We hope... More
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mirraFlorida
25 September 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Very accessible and enlightened guides wo attend to the needs of all.
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