The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD

Local nameThe Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
LocationHot Springs, United States

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota is a museum and paleontological site near Hot Springs, South Dakota. It is an active paleontological excavation site at which research and excavations are continuing. The area of Mammoth Site of Hot Springs enclose a prehistoric sinkhole that formed and was slowly filled with sediments during the Pleistocene era. The sedimentary fill of the sinkhole contains the remains of Pleistocene fauna and flora preserved by entrapment and burial within a sinkhole. This site has the greatest concentration of mammoth remains in the world. As of 2016, the remains of 61 mammoths, including 58 North American Columbian and 3 woolly mammoths had been recovered. Mammoth bones were found at the site in 1974, and a museum and building enclosing the site were established. The museum now contains an extensive collection of mammoth remains.

Tags MuseumPaleontologyFossilsEditor's ChoiceNatural History MuseumArchaeological Museum
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Opening hours

Daily: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


General admission (13+): $10.14 + Tax
Seniors (60+) - $8.29 + Tax
Active & Retired Military: $7.37 + Tax
Children (4-12): $7.37 + Tax
Children 3 & Under: free

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone 6057456017

Coordinates 43°25'28.635" N -103°28'59.541" E

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