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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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).

A collaboration project with The Mammoth Site, the Channel Islands National Park and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History began when a mammoth skull was excavated from the Channel Islands last September.

The Mammoth Site team traveled 1,300 miles last week to meet with its collaborative partners in Santa Barbara, California to discuss the next steps of this process and begin the preservation work that will be done by Mammoth Site Preparator, Monica Bugbee. Monica will spend the next four weeks at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to begin the work of cleaning and preserving the mammoth skull. Read More.