Discover The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The Mammoth Site boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world. You can tour this indoor active dig site and view Ice Age fossils. The Mammoth Site offers guide tours, enhanced educational experience with a gaming app and Summer Educational Programs. The Mammoth Site is open year round Learn more.

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Join the fun April 27, 2018 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. at The Mammoth Site Casino Night! This fun night helps The Mammoth Site raise funds for the Educational and Research Fund. The funds allow the Site to give free field trips to local schools and reduced prices to schools throughout the United States. Contributions from this fundraiser helped 899 schools from South Dakota and Nebraska visit the Site in 2017, to learn about the Late Ice Age from our working paleontological dig site!

Mammoth changes have been happening at The Mammoth Site over the last few months. The Mammoth Site Admissions and Gift Shop area has transformed in the past two months as staff has been working very hard to complete all of the changes before the summer season begins.
The Admissions Desk is now located towards the front entrance of the Site. The desk used to be in the center of the Gift Shop but now with the new location it creates an inviting atmosphere for our guests.

The Mammoth Site Receives $1,000.00 in Grant Award

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to the Shopko Foundation for the recent grant award of $1,000.00. The grant will be used to help update and create new exhibits at The Mammoth Site.
According to Presston Gabel, Mammoth Site Business Manager, “Through the continued support of the Shopko Foundation and other like-minded Foundations, The Mammoth Site has been able to continue to grow and stay at the forefront of Science Education and Research as it relates to The Mammoth Site and the Black Hills as a whole during the last Ice Age.”
For more information please contact Bethany Cook at or at 605-745-6017.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).