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I will warn you all now that this is a photo heavy post, especially for The Mammoth Site. I wanted anyone to see everything that I was able to since they might not get there on their own. I'll start with The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. It's still an active paleontological site that was first discovered in 1974 while building for a housing development. The story of how the site came to be can be found on mammothsite.org. Please forgive my succinct description, my family has been driving around for several days and we're tired. I'm happy to try to answer any questions
Thought I'd introduce some and re-introduce others to a great little museum in Rapid City, S. Dakota: The South Dakota School of Mines Museum of Geology. I love little museums like this. The displays are put together by faculty and students, mostly, and thus are innovative in their simplicity of materials and design and purpose. Admission is free, and there is a little museum store where you can buy shirts and other museum store fare. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking: