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Plan Your Visit


Open Year Round
No Reservations Needed
For Tours

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VIRTUAL
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Classes For All Ages:
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Proud To
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Museum

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Dr. Jim Mead
Chief Scientist & Site Director
Come Join Us For The Mammoth Site
Excavation and Preservation Program

Excavation and Preservation Program
Now Taking Reservations for the 2016 Dig Session
Dig Session's last two weeks each
Click here for more details!

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The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an active paleontological dig site, which boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world!  Our current mammoth count is 61, with 58 Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths.  We hope you will come and tour this unique National Natural Landmark!

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Your admission cost includes:

— A 10 minute introduction video

— A 30 minute guided tour around our sinkhole

— Entrance into the Exhibit Hall featuring full size replicas of mammoths and a Giant-Short Faced Bear

Adults: $10.00

Seniors 60+: $9.00

Children 4-12: $8.00

Children 3 and Under: Free

OPEN YEAR AROUND

Current Mammoth Site Hours

Open 7 Days A Week
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Last Guided Tour at 7:00 p.m.

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Ages 4 – 12
Dig for Fossil Replicas!
Plan to Get Dirty!
Click the Link Below to Reserve Your Dig!

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Ages 5 +
Learn Excavation Techniques!
Plan to Get Dirty!
Click the Link Below to Reserve Your Dig!

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Ages 5+
Learn Ancient Hunting Techniques!
Throw a Real Atlatl!
Click the Link Below to Reserve Your Throw!

A MAMMOTH THANK YOU TO THE DAVID B. JONES FOUNDATION FOR THE GRANT AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $21,000 to go towards our Summer Intern Program!

Wind Cave Partners with The Mammoth Site to Investigate Cave Containing Ice-Age Fossils.  Click for the AP article.

A MAMMOTH THANK YOU TO THE SHELDON F. REESE FOUNDATION FOR THEIR GRANT AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,000 to go towards our Summer Intern Program!

A MAMMOTH THANK YOU TO THE BNSF RAILROAD FOUNDATION FOR THEIR GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 to go towards purchasing more of our wireless tour guide stethophones. 

A MAMMOTH THANK YOU TO THE BLACK HILLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION FOR THEIR DONATION OF $5,000.00 to go towards the construction of our new Learning Center!

A MAMMOTH THANK YOU TO THE JAMES AND ELOISE ELMEN FOUNDATION FOR THEIR GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000.00 to go towards the construction of our new Learning Center!

Please consider helping out The Mammoth Site by: giving a one-time monetary donation; make a long term investment through a Pledge; become a Supporting Member of the Mammoth Site; or through our “Buy a Brick” program. Also, a select group of naming rights are still available based on your level of donation. Please contact our Director of Development, Presston Gabel at 605-745-6017, or via email at presstong@mammothsite.org should you have any questions.

The Mammoth Site is proud to report that Midwest Living Magazine has named the Mammoth Site as one of the:

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in the Black Hills

Click above to read the article!

 

Our Latest Research

CASINO NIGHT!!!!

CASINO NIGHT!!!!

A MAMMOTH SIZED THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS! ...
Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers

The Mammoth Site recently hosted two terrific groups of student volunteers...

Aug 2015

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