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The Mammoth Site

1800 US 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747 USA

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“a mammoth watering hole treasure ”

The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is the world’s largest mammoth research facility. You can tour an active paleontological dig site and view Ice Age fossils exhibited as they are found.

Open year round, the Mammoth Site offers the museum visitor a 30-minute guided tour plus a 10-minute video. Tour information features the Mammoth Site and Ice Age geology, paleontology, and paleoecology. Today, visitors to the museum observe first-hand a scientific excavation.

During the month of July, Earthwatch volunteers, under the direction of Dr. Larry Agenbroad, excavate, identify and study the Ice Age fossils.

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Reviewed by
chloe.jones.167

  • 4 Reviews
  • 12 Helpful
June 19, 2014

Pretty low-key tourist site $10 per adult admission (6/2014) for the tour. You can also learn how to use an atlatl. The coolest thing is that the Mammoth bones are all in situ.

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jarednicholson

  • 16 Reviews
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June 22, 2017
Rated 4.0

Fun educational stop that is just long enough.

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Murray 123

  • 29 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
June 14, 2017

Check their hours before you plan to visit: it literally changes month to month almost. Some days they're open until 9pm, other days they close at 3:30.

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Hapiphant

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 16, 2015
Rated 4.0

Had an enjoyable time here. The tour guides are knowledgable and thorough. Seeing the bones in situ is a stirring sight. Reasonably priced and enjoyable for both adults and children.

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The Mammoth Site

1800 US 18 Bypass
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