Click here to take a 360 degree tour of the Mammoth Site's bonebed, exhibit hall and gift shop.
The fossil bones of Columbian and woolly mammoths are found scattered throughout the sinkhole. The bones are displayed as they were discovered, in the now dry pond sediments for an "in-situ" exhibit.
Walkways allow the visitor a close-up view of the fossils. To date, 55 mammoths have been identified, along with the remains of a giant short-faced bear, camel, llama, prairie dog, wolf, fish, and numerous invertebrates.
The Mammoth Site's Ice Age Exhibit Hall features replica skeletons of the American lion, giant short-faced bear, and pygmy mammoth. A full-sized mammoth model and walk-in mammoth bone hut are the most popular exhibits.
One of the finest private collections of earliest North American artifacts
featuring Clovis and Folsom points. Found in the Black Hills and Badlands
area, the Ferguson Collection is on exhibit at the Mammoth Site of Hot
Springs, South Dakota.