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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

Address: 430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number: 800-423-8597
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water parks, Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Year round world class hot pools, Olympic swimming complex, waterpark and indoor aquatic center...
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Type: Water parks, Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Year round world class hot pools, Olympic swimming complex, waterpark and indoor aquatic center provide excitement for the entire family. Relax in the odor free, natural hot mineral water that bubbles directly into the bottom of the soaking pools at 112 cooling to 102 degrees F. You can scream down the waterslides at the summer fun Olympic Swimming Complex or dive from the 10 meter diving platforms. Camping, lodging, food and fun are located next door in the town of Lava Hot Springs.

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Big pool is quite hot, very relaxing. The water does not have high sulfer content so it doesn't smell. Several smaller pools are cooler and one is hot, hot, hot. It was crowded but didn't feel too congested. The changing room is ok, nothing special. Fun to soak, relax, talk with friends, people watch.

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Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved the pools, wish there were more restaurants and gift shops. We lived the museum and trading list. Wagon Wheel had excellent homemade pies, too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were in town with some friends on a retreat weekend. The hot springs pool was a part of this retreat. I had a wonderful massage on my second day there. The facilities at the pool were adequate...showers could use an upgrading. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a must. So wonderful. We never miss a chance to go and enjoy the pools. We like going and getting a massage first and then sitting in the bubble pool and continuing the relaxation of our muscles. Then finishing it off with a long time in the coolest pool visiting. Don't misss this amazing place. We LOVE it... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I loved the hot water, and various pools.We just carried our towels out with us and hung them on the rail, though for .50 you can get a locker if you have valuables. The dressing rooms are adequate. There is nothing else really to do besides sit there and relax and talk. Even though it was a cold day, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Loved it at night in the winter. The steam from the hot water creates a shroud around everyone making it seem very intimate even in a large crowd.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Came up for the weekend with my girlfriend and the first night we came to the pools we dove, well inched our way into the hotest pool first because it seemed to be less crowded. It was very hot but once we got used to it it felt amazing. This place is the main attraction in the town so expect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our first visit to the Hot Pools was great. It was better than expected. We liked the varying temperatures of the pools and the facility. Will come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

$5.50 will get you an all day soak during week days! Facility very clean and laid out well with lots of variety in pool temps and style. Worth the trip!

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Spanish Fork, Utah, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was clean, there are multiple pools with different temperatures. Several of the pools have awnings which were nice however when sitting on the benches in the springs the awnings dripped (it was snowing) which gave a chill with each drop. It would also be nice if there were an adults only pool.

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