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The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
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NameThe Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
AddressPO Box 692
1800 Hwy 18 ByPass
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Brief Description At least 61 mammoths have been discovered
DescriptionThe Mammoth Site was established in 1974 and is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization. The Mammoth Site is one of America’s greatest Ice Age Treasures. You will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the late Ice Age by taking a by taking a 30 minute guided tour indoors. Walk the edges of a sinkhole where Columbian and woolly mammoths, camels, wolves & giant short-faced bears became trapped 26,000 years ago, leaving an ancient treasure trove of fossil remains. This actively working excavation site features the fossils of over 58 Columbian & 3 woolly mammoths. The Ice Age exhibit hall displays full-sized replicas of mammoths, a giant short-faced bear & a walk-in mammoth bone-hut. The exhibit hall also features replicas of Lyuba and Dima; baby mammoths found in Siberia. For budding scientists, there is a hands-on learning activity area for children. Downstairs, the laboratory windows provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the scientific work being conducted on site. The Mammoth Site also has summer programs such as the Junior and Advanced Paleontology Dig Classes and the Atlatl Throwing Experience. If you are looking for a different adventure The Mammoth Site now has The Mammoth Site Excavation and Preservation Program. For more information please visit our website

Phone 1(605) 745-6017
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance2-3 Hours
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Last Updated2/13/2017
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