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Address: 1145 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone Number: +1 605-745-5165
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Swimming
Description: The world's largest natural warm water indoor swimming pool. Consistently...
The world's largest natural warm water indoor swimming pool. Consistently 87 degrees year-round, the Lakota called it "Minnekahta" meaning "warm water." 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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Good family fun

Kids and parents both had fun in this historic swimming spot. Though the building and equipment shows it's age in some ways, our family still enjoyed playing in the water for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
jaynsadie
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North Platte, Nebraska
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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Kids and parents both had fun in this historic swimming spot. Though the building and equipment shows it's age in some ways, our family still enjoyed playing in the water for several hours.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We loved the slides and the rocks at the bottom. It wasn't very busy which was great. We paid for the health club too so we could use the hot tubs, steam room, and sauna. The hot tubs were so hot we barely made it five minutes. The steam room was closed. The sauna was recently opened and was great!... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Evans Plunge is 100% spring fed and maintains an average temperature of 87 degrees Fahrenheit, making this a really fun swim day not just for the kids, but for mom too, since I despise cold water pools! The girls thoroughly enjoyed the Tarzan Rings and were on a mission to cross the pool. I screamed and laughed like a child... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped here before heading to the Mammoth Exhibition and it was great! The outside part wasn't open as it was too late in the season. It was hot outside and we'd been touring all day. It wasn't terribly priced but I guess we were expecting to hand over a few coins. The water was refreshing, not "hot" as you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The kids had fun (but what kid won't when you put them in a pool). Dressing rooms where gross and staff was not very friendly. The pool itself was pretty neat- think smooth stones at the bottom (but be careful of the sharp cement blocks that hold the volleyball net-no warning at all for these when you are playing with... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed our swim at Evans Plunge. Its a unique and historic site and the history was interesting as well as the pool. The pool itself is naturally warm from the spring in the area. The bottom of the pool is an unusual pebble bottom which is occasionally uncomfortable to stand on so something to take note. There is also... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 

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

Hello dps_Sedona! Thank you for your very kind words about Evans Plunge! We're glad you had great experiences at the Plunge both as a young person and as an adult! We hope to continue the legacy of generations who've swam in our naturally warm mineral spring waters! More 

miles city montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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.

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

Hi putitonmytab, We've gone through additional renovations in February 2015 to fix many facility issues and we're glad you were still able to have a fun time at Evans Plunge. Of course, our naturally warm mineral spring water is always 87 degrees and we never promote it as anything warmer, and guests are always welcome to "test the waters" so... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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182 reviews 182 reviews
34 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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

Coby, We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Evans Plunge in spite of your feelings about our admission prices. We feel our admission prices are very competitive considering the uniqueness of the warm water spring and the fact that admission is good all day - you can leave at any time to go exploring the rest of Hot Springs and... More 

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