- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - The Mammoth Site in southwest South Dakota will be upgraded to cater to the 100,000 visitors who stop by each year.

KOTA-TV (https://bit.ly/1lwhqRw ) reports that officials with the site in Hot Springs have plans to build a 5,300-square-foot learning center that will include a 126-seat theater.

Joe Muller is the site’s business manager. He says the upgrades could have a big effect on the 3,500 people who live in the community that surrounds the site.

Muller says the additions could lead to visitors staying more nights in town.

At least 60 mammoths have been found in the area. The site has been under exploration since 1974, when a construction crew dug up mammoth bones on the south side of Hot Springs.

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Information from: KOTA-TV, https://www.kotatv.com

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