Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Sights

Mammoth Site

  • 1800 W. Hwy. 18 Bypass Map It
  • Hot Springs
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

While building a housing development in the 1970s, workers uncovered this sinkhole where giant mammoths came to drink, got trapped, and died. To date, 61 fossilized woolly beasts have been discovered, and most can still be seen on-site. You can watch the excavation in progress and take guided tours.

Sight Information


1800 W. Hwy. 18 Bypass, 15 miles south of Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 57747, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10, with last guided tour at 4 daily
  • May–Sept., daily 8–8; Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Apr., Mon.–Sat. 9–3:30, Sun. 11–3:30

Published 01/19/2016


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