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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
800-423-8597
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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... more » 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. « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The town is so cute and such a green surprise after the wide-open drive through the mountains...loved it. We were at the hot spings for about 90minutes...parking seems very limited but there is a small lot across the street at a motel. Everythng is so clean and pleasant, towels and lockers can be rented. There are shade canopies partially covered... More

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Smithfield, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We loved the fact that the hot spring pools are open until 11:00 PM. This allowed us to enjoy a leisurely dinner and then soak in the Hot Springs prior to going to bed! the Hot Springs are open 363 days a year (excluding Thanksgiving & Christmas)! Even better, the springs were literally 200' from our hotel (The Home Hotel)!

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Helena, MT
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124 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We like to check out various hot springs. We drive up and down I-15 between Montana and Salt Lake from time to time and the little detour to Lava Hot Springs are well worth it. Better plan on getting a motel room though because you will be so wrung out after soaking you will need to put your feet up!... More

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews 167 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The complex consists of 5 pools ranging from 102 to 112 degrees. The two hottest are directly over the hot springs bubbling up to them. Be careful not to drink much alcohol or stay too long because the effect can be quite intoxicating. Facility is clean and friendly. You can rent all you need -- towels, even swimsuits. We went... More

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Heber Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There is no swimming there, just soaking, which was a disappointment to the kids. As the night wears on, some of the people who come in that are kind of sketchy. Don't drink alcohol and then get in or you will be more intoxicated than you have ever been in your life. I went but I won't go again, because... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here for an hour. Nice and clean hot springs. Good value for money. Hot springs do not have sulphur here, so it even smells nice.

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Provo
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247 reviews 247 reviews
65 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been going to lava hot springs since I was a kid and have always had a great time. My family went up for labor day and once again had a wonderful time. The hot pools are relaxing and perfect after a long day of traveling. They have places to change at the hot pools, and they have pools with... More

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River Heights, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went the weekend after labor day and is was quiet and pleasant. The water in the soak tubs was extremely clear. The surrounding grounds were very well maintained. You could rent towels and lockers and such. It is a nice place.

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Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On a road trip, we read about the springs and detoured 600 miles. Totally worth it. This is a polished operation, immaculately clean, and reasonably priced. A very natural feel, super friendly staff. I'm an aficionado of hot springs and have visited them all over the world. This is one of the best. Make the drive.

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great little get away. We go year-round. One of my favorite times to go is when its snowing. Sitting in the hot water with snow falling all around is just magical

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