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Address: 1145 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number: +1 605-745-5165
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The world's largest natural warm water indoor swimming pool. *NOT A HOT...

The world's largest natural warm water indoor swimming pool. *NOT A HOT WATER SPRING* The town is named Hot Springs, but Evans Plunge Mineral Springs itself has never claimed to be any hotter than it is, which is consistently 87 degrees year-round, the Lakota called it "Minnekahta" meaning "warm water." 5,000 gallons of water flow from the mineral springs every hour, completely refreshing the water in the pool numerous times every day. Evans Plunge Mineral Springs opened in 1890 and is the oldest attraction in the Black Hills. Currently owned & operated by the City of Hot Springs, Evans Plunge is proud to be open year round and offers both an indoor and an outdoor pool, plus a health club.

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Me and my boyfriend found this place fun even though we are adults. The water is comfortable temperature, for a little extra price, you can go to the sauna, steam room, and hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Lisa L
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Midvale, Utah
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 6 PM to come swim, and the last two hours are half off! Perfect for us, not looking to spend the day or anything. But fun memories now. I used to be able to go across on the rope swing... Not anymore. They put in a couple hot tubs. kind of weird location and set up, but... More 

Thank tallred6
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen a pool like this. Allthough I liked the warm water and my daughter liked one of the slides. I think it was a very poor place. The changing rooms were very dirty with very dirty curtains. The pool itself with dirty floors and the high concrete walls were all the painting was almost gone.. Maybe it's... More 

Thank Jessica A
Ontario, Canada
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130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This place is definitely by far the best attraction in the entire town of Hot Springs, since there is not that much else to do in this town. We really enjoyed it here. The slides were great and the water was a good temperature. Only negative thng was that I hit my head a couple of times while going down... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Me and my boyfriend found this place fun even though we are adults. The water is comfortable temperature, for a little extra price, you can go to the sauna, steam room, and hot tubs. They have fun slides, volleyball net in pool, basketball hoop in pool, and swinging rings. Little pricey, though.

Thank Lisa L
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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783 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

You're gonna get a lot of kids and families, but the big pool is divided into a slide area, kiddie area, water volleyball, water basketball, Tarzan rings and a lap pool section. Several areas have a bottom of river/pond stones to get a great foot massage. The water isn't exceptionally warm, but it's comfortable. This was a good stop and... More 

Thank HowlnBubba
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Evans Springs is one of the most amazing places I've ever swum...and I swam competitively for much of my early life. The water just feels better, the stone covered pool floor is amazing, the two indoor and one outdoor slide are enough to entertain. The lap swim area might get crowded with more than 6 or 8 swimmers but most... More 

1 Thank tamilynw2015
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The weight room is a joke, mismatched weights, dirty and when it came to just changing the music from 50's doo-wop crap and oldies I met resistance from the staff who were unfriendly and too "busy" talking with each other to help a paying customer...the spa.. also a disappointment After just a 10 minutes stay in the "health club" it... More 

Thank John P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We love coming to EP every time we visit the area! Yes, it is a little run down, but the pool is so nice and refreshing. No chlorine and the perfect temperature. We usually visit in the fall and usually have the whole pool to ourselves. The little kids love the little kid pool area!

3 Thank notalotoftrips
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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442 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I don't want to sound soupy but this place is hard to explain. The pools are very large inside and outside. The place is just captivating. I did not want to leave. The water sparkles the most beautiful shade of blue. Since we got back from our trip I could not stop telling people about this extraordinary place. And I... More 

5 Thank minneapol
Walker, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The 15 yr old boy liked the 2 indoor slides, thought the outside slide was cool (it was really fast!), but the favorite..... THE RINGS!!!! It's the ONLY pool I've ever been to that the air isn't chlorine filled and stifling hot! My main suggestion: CLEAN THE LOCKER ROOMS!!! (Esp the toilets)

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