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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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Headset was very uncomfortable for a hearing aide wearer. I ended up holding headset next to my ear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Todd T
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Yankton
Great visit and informative

We visited on a day they were moving a Mammoth skull from the dig site, something they hadn't done... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Teresa C
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Washington, United States
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dig site” (119 reviews)
“guided tour” (111 reviews)
“active dig” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Headset was very uncomfortable for a hearing aide wearer. I ended up holding headset next to my ear for the tour. Should offer a headset that sits on outside of ear instead of inside, otherwise a very interesting placeMore

Thank Todd T
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings Todd T, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the Site "interesting" despite finding the headsets uncomfortable to wear. We appreciate your feedback you have provided and we hope you will have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a day they were moving a Mammoth skull from the dig site, something they hadn't done in 2 years. The building is very lovely and is a great place to see an active dig site. After visiting many attractions that were all...More

Thank Teresa C
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Teresa C, We appreciate your feedback you have provided about your recent visit. We are excited to hear that you were able to see the skull removal. We are glad you enjoyed your guided tour and the introductory movie. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not far down the list after a visit to Mount Rushmore has to be a visit to the mammoth site Hot Springs. We arrived there and went right to the junior paleontologist dig which is only an hour and was one of the favorite things...More

Thank Steve H
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Greetings Steve H, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your recent experience. We are glad to hear that your eight-year-old enjoyed the Junior Paleontology Program. We also appreciate the five star review and you recommending...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I would say that having read the reviews, maybe the expectations were set a bit high? This was one of our 11 yo's favorite stops on our Black Hills trip, but my younger kiddos and parents didn't think it was bad, we just didn't love...More

Thank Jill V
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jill, We appreciate you taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are sorry to hear that you felt your visit was "alright and the guide seemed to be rushed". We are glad to hear that The Mammoth Site was "your 11 year...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting place to visit - largest in situ site of mammoth remains in the world. Military discount available. Recommended.More

Thank Jeff W
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Jeff W, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We appreciate your feedback about your visit. We are glad you found the Site to "a very interesting place to visit". Thank you for recommending the Site to others and we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour starts off with an informative 10min video. Your guide then gives you headsets for the 35 min guided tour thru the site. Afterwards, you then take a self guided tour thru the museum, and can also tour the lab. Well worth the $11...More

Thank Suzie623
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Suzie623, We are glad you found The Mammoth Site to be a "fun stop and well worth the admission price". We appreciate your feedback and five star review. We hope you will be able to visit us again someday!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved visiting the mammoth site. It was great! My daughter did the advanced paleontology dig. She had lots of fun digging for bones. We also took the tour and saw the active dig site. Our tour guide was great and we loved learning all...More

Thank Laura C
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Greetings Laura, Thank you for taking the time to review The Mammoth Site. We are glad you and your family "loved visiting The Mammoth Site". We are also happy to hear you enjoyed your guided tour and your daughter enjoyed participating in the Advanced Paleontology...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the last tour of the day which began at 7 PM and lasted about 45 minutes. The museum closes at eight which only gave us 15 minutes to look at the post tour exhibit. This was not enough time to enjoy this part...More

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

Dear Sadielulu, Thank you for reviewing The Mammoth Site. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We appreciate the feedback you have provided about your experience. We hope you will visit us again someday!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My kids enjoyed the young paleontology program. It takes about an hour and is not too expensive. We called in advance so we could plan ahead but it looked there were slots available later in the day too. The site itself is interesting. Maybe not...More

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

Greetings MountaineerTwin, We appreciate you providing feedback about your recent visit to The Mammoth Site. We are glad you found the admission to the Site "not too expensive and your children enjoyed the Junior Paleontology Program". We hope you will have the opportunity to visit...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were here with Road Scholars, intergenerational group, we were 18 seven to eleven year olds accompanied by 22 grandparents. This days stop was a fantastic tour followed by a swim in a hot spring. This six day trip has been a lot of fun....More

Thank molarman26
mammothtoo, Public Relations Manager at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Molarman2, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to The Mammoth Site. We are happy to hear you found the Site to be "very informative and fun". We appreciate you five star review and your feedback about your experience at the...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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Hemetgirl
18 August 2016|
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Response from phrogster | Reviewed this property |
There are signs that say you can park in the Super 8 motel parking lot which is almost directly across the street. The day I was there, parking was fine when I arrived but it was pretty full when I left although there were... More
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Cari P
16 April 2016|
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
We did not go to Cosmo so can not do a comparison. However, the Mammoth site is fascinating. You stand behind a railing surrounding a huge pit in the ground where the tour leader points out the hundreds of exposed bones... More
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