Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Hot Springs

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The largest working paleontological site, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs has unearthed nearly 70 Woolly and Columbian mammoths. The remains of 85 other species from the Ice Age have been discovered here as well. Your visit begins with a short video describing the history and discovery of the site, followed by a 30-minute guided tour. After the tour, explore the Ice Age Exhibit Hall. Windows into the paleontology lab give you a peek into the process of uncovering these remains. For more information on geology, mammoths, or the people and animals that lived during the Ice Age, catch one of the many short films shown throughout the museum. Work out when and for how long to visit Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and other Hot Springs attractions using our handy Hot Springs trip itinerary site .
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  • I was absolutely blown away by this incredible site. The museum houses an actual ancient sink hole where mammoths, both woolly and Columbian, were attracted to the warm water and vegetation, fell in, ...  more »
  • I found this interesting stop not because I had any thought of me enjoying it but becaustes I thought my husband would. Was I ever wrong!! We both loved it ! It was fascinating and totally REAL. This ...  more »
  • A young girl lead a tour of this museum/dig site. One of the most informed guides we ever had. This is a very different and interesting site.  more »
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