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Address: 1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
Phone Number: +1 605-745-5165
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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, which is included with admission!

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We decided to take a dip and enjoy the fresh spring water.... Evans plunge was expensive to go into and I must say I felt a tad ripped off when we simply went for a swim and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jodie S
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take a dip and enjoy the fresh spring water.... Evans plunge was expensive to go into and I must say I felt a tad ripped off when we simply went for a swim and the kids had a few goes on the slide. The bottom of the pool is gravel as its a spring so it was... More 

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Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived a lot of places, but it's worth a trip just to go swimming in Evans Plunge. It is the most delightful water, so clean, so pure, no chlorine because it's built on natural hot springs. And, I love the feel of warm water on my joins and muscles! What is really special, on a icy cold winter day,... More 

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Gothenburg, Nebraska
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been 30yrs since I've been here and the place hasn't changed, literally. It's a great concept they have going here but once people figure out how nasty this place is they won't be coming back. Considering what it costs to get a family of 6 in the pool, I'd think they'd have extra capital to update something, anything..........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great stop for the kids. We loved the river pebble bottom and the sulfur water felt amazing! The water slides were fun for all of us and our son had a blast on the rings. It was a little pricey, but worth it!

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Saginaw, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Water was colder than expected since it's advertised as a hot springs, but a minor detail. The place is dated and could certainly use a major freshen up, but don't let that deter you from going. The place is huge with plenty of room to not feel crowded. The outside waterslides are a bigger hit with my 6 year old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the descriptions I read, detailed the hot springs & water, which really should be more called "warm springs." Cool, as bottom of main pool does have loose rock lining for more organic feel & it's quite fun to watch folks attempt to master the water rings. The slides were short & sweet, which in turn, made the line to... More 

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Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plunge is a large pool with river gravel covering the bottom. Through this gravel rises warm (87°) spring water at the rate of 5,000 gallons per minute. Within an hour-and-a-half, the water in the giant pool has been completely changed. So there's no reason to throw in chemicals or chlorine. It's a great way to relax, but remember, this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big pool sectioned off for different activities, so you can swim laps without fighting kids for space. There are several water slides and an outdoor area. Only downfall is if you don't bring you own, there are no flotation devices and only a few balls to play with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a hot day touring Wind Cave and Mammoth Site, we were so exciting to relax in the mineral spring. It was odd that it looked like a pool but the lady let us look from the observation site to check it out. When we saw the bottom was rocks we were hooked. The water felt so great!! We welcomed... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it seems a little overpriced ($10 for kids, $14 for adults), a local told me that the city now owns it and the fees go toward renovating the place. As a history buff, I love that this place has been around for over 100 years and I enjoy thinking that it will continue to be available! It's great not... More 

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