South Dakota Attractions December 31, 2019
The Mammoth Site Has Been Named A Must-See Gem In South Dakota And We Couldn’t Agree More
If you are a native of South Dakota, you have probably visited the Mammoth Site a time or two, but you may not realize what a gem it actually is and how the rest of the country is in awe of such a landmark. Case in point: the Mammoth Site was recently named a must-see gem in South Dakota, which made us want to learn even more about the history of this unique attraction.
According to travel site
Once Upon a Wheat, the Mammoth Site is an "absolute Must See Gem that rivals Mount Rushmore, itself," citing expert quotes and inviting others to visit as "It’s that amazing."
Located in Hot Springs, the Mammoth Site is a massive paleontological dig site that offers an up-close and unique look at the excavation process.
Housing the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world, the Mammoth Site was first uncovered in 1974 when a heavy equipment operator was leveling the ground for development and discovered what would be the first of several of these prehistoric creatures.
Since the first mammoth was uncovered, a whopping 60 more have been discovered, 58 of which were the North American Columbian and another 3 that were the more commonly-known woolly.
What can you expect to see during your visit? In addition to getting an up-close look at the dig site and these incredible fossils, visitors can speak with expert tour guides, shop the gift shop, and attend special events and lectures.
Tickets to the Mammoth Site cost $10.14 for adults, $8.29 for seniors, and $7.37 for children ages 3 to 12.
For more information on the Mammoth Site, please visit their
The Mammoth Site is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the last tour of the day beginning one hour before closure.
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