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Address: 1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
Phone Number: +1 605-745-5165
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10:00 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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Refreshing spot on a hot day

We had a wonderful time swimming in the hot springs at Evan's plunge. The indoor pool is gigantic separated into different activity areas. It is also shallow, good for younger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Juli B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time swimming in the hot springs at Evan's plunge. The indoor pool is gigantic separated into different activity areas. It is also shallow, good for younger children. We also enjoyed the outdoor pool, swimming and playing in the sunshine. The hot tub had an overwhelming chlorine smell to me, I couldn't use it.

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Des Moines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's peeling paint in many places. The main pool has rocks on about half of the floor, but the rocks aren't completely smooth.

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Thank centraliowan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here almost every year since 1995 during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. It was always one of the highlights of our trip. Every year, nothing much changes. The place is in dire need of repair and updates. This year they added some individual shower curtains in the men's locker room that leave a lot to be desired.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son wouldn't leave the waterslides. The two hot tubs were nice, however, their jets don't do much for aching muscles - possibly clogged by minerals from the water. The water is clean and warm throughout the pool.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I see a lot of reviews are very low due to the fact that the water is only 87 degrees. The staff explained to us this is a common problem with the name of the town being "Hot Springs, SD" and the mineral water is not technically a "hot spring". They don't claim to be a hot spring, and pretty... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a break from riding motorcycles during the 2016 Sturgis motorcycle rally. Thought we would try out the natural hot springs and the water slides. Place has 3 water slides, 2 inside and one outside. 2 out of the 3 are way faster than we expected, but they were fun. None of them are very tall. Place also... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 spent 2 hours there and felt it was enough time to enjoy everything. 3 slides of different design, kiddy pool for our 6 yr old, balls to play with, volleyball net set too high, husband didn't like walking on rocks but liked water temp (87 degrees), fun rope activity for more athletic folks, outdoor pool AND... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in hot springs and looking for something for kids that is not more hiking or history this is an awesome stop. Water was lovely temperature and kids loved the water slide and the river stone bottom of the pool. All in all a fun 2 hour stop for the afternoon following the Mammoth Site.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was fun place to stop. Nice swimming, cool rock bottom in the pool. Youngest child with was 8 year old and a lot of the pool was over her head but there is a kid's area. Went down the outdoor waterslide with her and didn't like that😳 A little too fast and tightly enclosed for my claustrophobic taste but indoor... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Black Hills with our ten year old Granddaughter. We were at a motel with no pool and the weather wasn't cooperating with outdoor pool use. So, we ventured to Evans Plunge .. that was a good decision. While it's true what a good many of the reviewers say about some maintenance needs of this facility, we... More 

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