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Evans Plunge

1145 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747
605-745-5165
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Playgrounds
Activities: Swimming
Description: A natural mineral springs-fed indoor pool.
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Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Big, warm swimming pool with two big slides. The water is heated from a warm spring; the floor of the pool is covered with smooth stones. Hot-tubs and a steam room, too. It's neat to say you've been, but, it's essentially a big, warm swimming pool. So, sure: try it! Why not?

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Sterling, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hey, I was too lazy to swim there, but you can just go in to see this enormous swimming pool, continuously fed by springs and cycling every 90 minutes. Water slides are in place, and I think any family could spend a day there without difficulty.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Evan's Plunge is a natural hot spring with an indoor pool and water park featuring rings across the pool and 2 slides. They have an outside area with a slide as well but it is always closed by the first week of September when we go there. Our Scout Troop stop here almost every year. The boys love it. By... More

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Harrisburg, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Online it said adults were $10. When we got there, the prices had increased to $12. No where on the website did it say you had to pay extra for the hot tub or for towels- we would have brought our own towels. I asked if my 6 year old granddaughter could go in the hot tub & they said... More

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi Gaylynn. Thanks for your review. We appreciate your comments. Regarding our website, our newest website, launched earlier this summer, has an admissions page that has not been altered since going live, http://www.evansplunge.com/admission, which shows that adult admission (13 & up) is $12, children (12 & under) are $10. And our FAQ page on our website http://www.evansplunge.com/faq, does state: "What... More

Fort Frances, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I would say as far as swimming pools go this wasn't my fave ever. The slides are rough and seem almost dangerous as heavier sliders get really close to the edges and could possibly go over the sides. The pool sides are very high even though the pool is not very deep even at it's deepest point. The bottom is... More

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi 2sweet4umarie! We are glad you enjoyed the outdoor pool. Our admission is good for all day so you can come and go as you please throughout the day; in fact, we encourage people to come swim, then go eat meals, visit other attractions, travel the Black Hills, and come back and relax in the pools at the end of... More

Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The water is absolutely fantastic. No chlorine and it has been healing people for a couple of hundred years. The facility is showing its age, but it is still a kick. Our kids have been going there almost annually since they were small. It opens early, so you can go there in the morning, have lunch, do some other stuff... More

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi Randy, Thanks for your review. We're grateful for your continued visits to Evans Plunge! We hope you plan on returning as the City continues to invest and make improvements to the facility! We appreciate you! More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Kids had fun on the rings and slides. Building old - could be cleaner. My husband and I were very disappointed in the 2 female lifeguards on duty. Spent more time chatting with friends and flirting with boys than watching the pool. Very unprofessional behavior and language. Save your money.

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi KristiH1, I'm glad that your kids enjoyed their time at Evans Plunge, and I am sorry you were disappointed with our lifeguards. I will pass along your concerns to our new management, who is working with our lifeguards to make sure they are focused on their duty first and foremost! We want all our visitors to feel that they... More

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was very happy I stopped here. I am an adult with no kids, but I spent 2 hours here. I went early in the morning and it was quiet and relaxing. There are not many people in the early morning hours and I had the hot tubs, sauna, and steam room to myself (extra minimal fee to use). I... More

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi Laura, We are glad you enjoyed your time spent at Evans Plunge! It sounds like you made the best use of the time you had here, and we are grateful you shared your opinion here online. Thank you for your review! More

Foco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A wonderful indoor water park experience. Excellent lifeguards, attractions for all ages, and very unique as it is naturally spring fed. Absolutely worth a visit when in Hot Springs.

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi futurecm21, Thank you for your review! Your comments mean a lot to us! We continue to make improvements, we hope you will visit again! More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Dressing rooms clean. Crystal clean water without clorine with many various activities or just lap swimming. Great stop

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Justin G, Public Relations Manager at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi Grandma1087! Thank you for your review of Evans Plunge. Your tagline nails it - "cool down after busy times" indeed! We like it when people come visit and spend time either having fun or relaxing in our warm mineral waters. Thanks again for your nice comments! More

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