We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Evans Plunge

Playgrounds, Hot springs & geysers, Fun & Games, Nature & Parks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1145 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number: 605-745-5165
Website
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Swimming
Description: A natural mineral springs-fed indoor pool.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 163 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Most recent review
Worth a visit

If you are used to the hot spring pools of Colorado and Wyoming...this is not one of those. The semi-warm water is incredibly clear, and the fast rate of flow means chemicals... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Robert J
,
Rapid City, South Dakota
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Rapid City, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

If you are used to the hot spring pools of Colorado and Wyoming...this is not one of those. The semi-warm water is incredibly clear, and the fast rate of flow means chemicals aren't necessary. The locker rooms are nasty, freezing cold, and rusted, but once you get past that, you can have a very enjoyable afternoon in this historic South... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sedona, Arizona
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We used to always come to Hot Springs for family vacation and the "plunge" was our favorite place to go as kids. Natural hot springs water temperature. The indoor pool (absolutely huge) is built around a hot spring so natural water runs through it continuously...something like a million gallons an hour. Of all the things to do in the southwest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
miles city montana
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Water was not very warm but crystal clear. Facilities nice but getting dated. Great place for the family to get away for a weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Pros--water very clear, 87 degrees year round, fun watching the kids try to conquer the rings. Not too busy on a weekday early afternoon; with only two slides it wouldn't be too fun if it were busier. We stayed for about 2 hours, everyone enjoyed the steam room and sauna, the lifeguard shared a bit of local history which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I'm local and was shocked when it cost 3 of us over $47 to play in the "cool" water. Should it really cost over $15 for a 3 year old? And yes, we purchased the extra $3.50 for the hot tub cost because after being in the cool water you have to warm up! Sad to say we won't be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was in town for a month. So I got a one month pass. Newcomers are allowed into the indoor pool area to check out the temperature of the water, so complaints about the temperature are unnecessary. It is warm water, not hot water. Warmer in the shallow end than the deeper end. A month long membership allows one to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crested Butte, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped on our return motorhome trip from the Black Hills to give the kids some fun. Pool very clean and many activities with tubes and slides. the kids 9 and 10 had a ball and was a fun change from the touristy viewing of all in the Black Hills.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to have a healthy good time. You need to really like swimming. This is a real pool.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We decided to revisit some of the places in the Black Hills that we took our children to see, when they were young. Evans Plunge is reputed to be the largest naturally heated, that is, Hot spring fed, pool in the world. Back in the day, we quite enjoyed it. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll, and we feel that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My family use to hit up Evan's Plunge on our yearly SD vacation, and I have very fond memories of all the fun my siblings and I had there. I got the chance to revisit this year with my 7 year old nephew and young cousins, and it was just as fun as I remembered. The pools were wonderful. Loads... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Evans Plunge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Evans Plunge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?