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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 - 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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A different kind of pool

So I was on a family vacation in the black hills and ended up here looking for the magical hot spring. This is a giant pool. We are talking old school pool with 2 foot walls. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pamela S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So I was on a family vacation in the black hills and ended up here looking for the magical hot spring. This is a giant pool. We are talking old school pool with 2 foot walls. It was an ok afternoon but wish they provided towels. Being on the road, we are used to usu g the hotel towels but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like the history of Evan's Plunge, I think that it gets a little lost though, since the actual "history" plaque is across the street, you can still see it and read on if you care. It is a quaint place and has a few neat slides. Not much else has changed over the years. You get a 10% discount... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tried the hot spring at Evans Plunge. The water is not hot, it is barely warm. The outdoor pool is warmer due to extreme heat right now, there are 2 water slides- one inside and one outside. There are rings to try to swing out over the water. There is also water polo and a general swimming area. Towels are... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The appeal of a mineral pool had us drive 30 miles to visit. We have small children so the added bonus of a pool type setting was also nice. While the mineral water was enjoyable, the facility could use some updating and a good scrub down in the locker rooms. They charge you for towels so bring your own, I've... More 

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot to burn off kids steam after attractions, museums and national parks. Go after 6 and it's half price. When we came they were having a fun game of throwing dimes into the pool and kids could get them. Was fun for our kids n

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Faith, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loved it! He swam for nearly 6 hours& loved every minute of it. They have slides & an outside swimming area.

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Evans Plunge was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. My family of 5 all had a good time. There are several water slides and some swinging rings for those with a lot of upper body strength. It was busy but not crazy crowded. We all enjoyed the way that water from the springs felt on our skin.... More 

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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Evan's Plunge is an indoor "hot" spring that has a flow rate of about 5000 gallons a minute of natural, 87 degree (Fahrenheit), crystal clear mineral water. The pool is roughly olympic pool length, but not quite as wide. The depth in the main area ranges from about 3 feet to about 6 feet, and there is are two kiddie... More 

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Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on one side of the town, this place is a decent place to cool off. It is 14 bucks to get in, however they have a twilight special in which the last 2 hours they are open (6-8 pm) it is half price. This was just fine for my husband and I as we stayed only about an hour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at Evans Plunge! Plenty of space to swim. Great slides for the kids and adults! Lots to do to keep you busy and if you get hungry, there is plenty to choose from at their snack bar--and reasonably priced.

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