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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
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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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Vintage Attraction

First visited the springs in 1985. This time brought the family to experience it. We all went in and enjoyed ourselves. I will agree its an older establishment that could use a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eagle-Eye24
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visited the springs in 1985. This time brought the family to experience it. We all went in and enjoyed ourselves. I will agree its an older establishment that could use a face lift and the staff was so-so, but, the place itself with fresh underground springs was different and refreshing on a hot day in July. The rock floor... More 

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Thank Eagle-Eye24
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic place for your kids to explore, fun challenges for kids and adults, a place you will remember. If your kids are all white and sick all the time, then it's probably best to keep them at home playing video games. Kids get hurt. Kids get hurt then they trip on a pebble on the sidewalk abd stub their... More 

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Thank Lily D
Grand Island, Nebraska
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I first visited this place back in 1976 on a family vacation. Oh what fun it was! I then visited it again a couple times around 1990, again great fun. We just visited over Christmas 2015. Run down.....locker room was gross, only one slide was working, and a group of local meth heads hanging out by the tarzan rings. One... More 

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Thank D2668PArobw
Davenport, Iowa
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I'm convinced that Evans Plunge is on a best-kept secret list in South Dakota. This place is absolutely amazing and unique for all ages; I would recommend staying at least half a day. The warm, natural spring water with a smooth rock floor is delightful and feels cleansing (just as area natives reported it to be back in the day).... More 

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Thank Robinjbr
New Carlisle, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Not too hot, not too cold. Room for actual swimming in lanes...not just a big hot tub! I love this place and will return every year.

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Thank richhenkle
Minneapolis
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The ladies lockers/bathroom smelled like raw sewage and the pool wasn't much better. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. So gross. The girl at the front counter was super friendly, though.

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Thank susaninglis
Willcox, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This was one of my favorite places to swim and enjoy growing up, and still is as a Grandma. It is world famous. Great natural warm waters for healing and fun for all ages. A must for every traveler, and such a great asset for locals!

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Thank Dakota-Arizona
Midvale, Utah
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113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 

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Thank tallred6
Purmerend
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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Thank Jessica A
Ontario, Canada
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151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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