The Mammoth Site – Hot Springs, South Dakota

The Mammoth Site.jpgThe Mammoth Site is located near Hot Springs, South Dakota. More than 26,000 years ago, large Columbian and woolly mammoths were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond near what is now the southwest edge of Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Discovered by chance in 1974 while excavating for a housing development the Mammoth Site is the world’s largest Columbian mammoth exhibit and research center for Pleistocene studies.

Open year round with 30 minute guided tours.

May 15 – August 15—8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., with last tour at 7:00 p.m.

August 16 – September 5—8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., with last tour at 5:00 p.m.

September 6 – September 30—8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with last tour at 4:00 p.m.

October 1- October 31—9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with last tour at 4:00 p.m.

November 1- February 28—(Monday-Sat.) 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with last tour at 2:30 p.m.
(Sunday) 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with last tour at 2:30 p.m.

March 1- May 14—8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., with last tour at 4:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday

Admission – Ages 4 & Under—Free
Ages 5 to 12—$4.63 + Tax=$5.00
Ages 13 to 59—$6.48 + Tax=$7.00
Ages 60 and over—$6.02 + Tax=$6.50

Location: West Highway 18 ByPass

Phone: 605-745-6017

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