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Mammoth
                Site in Hot Springs South Dakota

The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs is an actual, working excavation. Guests walk on catwalks high above the actual "dig" and can view the animal bones just as they are found.

Mammoth Site

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Distance About 50 miles
Time Needed: Give it at least a couple of hours
Best Time To Go: Open All year. Hours vary with season. Summer hours: 8 a.m.~8p.m. daily. Winter hours: 9 a.m.~3:30 p.m., Monday~Saturday, 11 a.m.~3 p.m. Sunday. Other times: 9 a.m.~5 p.m Daily.
Directions: US16 or 16A to US385 to Hot Springs 
Highlights: Excavation of the worlds largest find of mammoths  
Description:      Open year round, the Mammoth Site offers the museum visitor a 30 minute guided tour plus a 10 minute video. The tour/video 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.
     Programs include a children's dig where youngsters get a chance to see how the excavation is done and the tools used. The museum area includes a full scale replica which is certain to awe children and adults alike.
     Contact: PO Box 692
     Hot Springs, SD 57747-0692.
     Phone: 605-745-6017




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