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.
||About 50 miles
||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
||US16 or 16A to US385 to Hot
||Excavation of the worlds largest
find of mammoths
|| 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