Mammoth Site of Hot Springs - Hot Springs, SD
Take an informative guided tour, visit a paleontology laboratory, watch archeological films, and explore to your heart's content at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, home to the world’s largest mammoth research facility. At this unique attraction, you can learn all about one of the greatest creatures to roam our continent, the mammoth. Discover how scientists carefully dig for historic evidence, and unearth the history behind both the mammoths and how they shaped the culture of the people who inhabited this beautiful area. You can even visit the site where portions of the movie "Hidalgo" was filmed!
At the paleontology laboratory, you can see Ice Age fossils that were found at the Mammoth Site. During your visit, you will enjoy a 30 minute guided tour, video presentation, special exhibits, and a scientific excavation. If you are looking for a fun and educational activity for your family, or are just interested in the geological history of the Mount Rushmore area, the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is a great activity for any visitor!