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Address: 1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
Phone Number:
+1 605-745-5165
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon 06:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Fun find

This place is awesome for the small town it's in. I've come here many times as a kid and stopped here with my wife on our way home from the Black Hills. Fun slides, water bball... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Eric B
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Water didn't feel like 87 butttttt I was there later in evening because we didn't want to be there too long after a long day. 2hrs before closing it is 1/2 off a person. So that was a plus. It is a pretty nice clean facility. Front desk was very nice sweet and did I say nice..... They do sell... More 

Thank Tiffany M
Erie, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

OK for an indoor day and good for kids to burn off steam. Slides and rings were fun but not as good a hot spring pool destination as Glenwood Springs Pool in Colorado. Water was lukewarm, not hot. Two jacuzzi hot tubs were older and not 104 degrees as advertised either.

Thank grapevynwest
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I have battled eczema my whole life and cannot swim in chlorine. Thank God for Evans Plunge and their natural healing waters that allow me to swim AND leave my skin feeling better than ever!! The whale and frog pools are absolutely perfect for my one and three year olds. BEST POOL EVER!! Would highly recommend a soak in The... More 

Thank Lisa T
Justin G, Digital Media Coordinator at Evans Plunge, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! Thank you for your kind words regarding Evans Plunge Mineral Springs! While we can't tout any sort of "healing" properties, the water certainly is refreshing and we're glad you found us! We hope you visit us again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome for the small town it's in. I've come here many times as a kid and stopped here with my wife on our way home from the Black Hills. Fun slides, water bball hoops and nice natural water temperatures.

Thank Eric B
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Evans Plunge is definitely showing its age. It is slightly run down and seems a little quaint. However, my family had a great time. There are two good kid pools for non-swimmers, and plenty of life jackets. My boys (2 and 3) loved the big water slide, as did my husband and I. It's a big pool so you always... More 

Thank Rebecca J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our 15 yr old swimmer granddaughter wanted to swim laps one morning of our trip and her 11 yr old sister played on the indoor slides. Both loved the facility. Extremely friendly, helpful staff, clean dressing rooms. It's a huge pool, divided into different areas for exercise, free swim, play. Their mom and I strolled the walk along the river,... More 

Thank Razorsue
Topeka, Kansas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The water is 87 degrees year round, but even inside it started to feel a little chilly. We went during a weekday in October and just about had the whole pool to ourselves. The kids loved the slides and the husbands enjoyed trying to swing across the pool on the rings. A good change of pace from some of the... More 

Thank jenrezac2001
Benson, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Not quite what we expected, but fun to be a part of history. We bounce around in the pool for @ 1/2 hour. Being October when we visited the pool was not very busy.

1 Thank Connie C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I have included a photo of how it was in the 70s. Pros: 1. warm water is good for all ages, muscles and arthritis, as are the minerals in the water; it's like a big bathtub full of epsom salts. 2. Rock pabble bottom. 3. Real hot springs, not a heated pool 4. Water turnover is constant 5. Slides, and... More 

2 Thank Kathryn J
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a long day of driving, so we decided to give the kids a break and stopped at Evans Plunge. This is a historic place... so don't expect a fancy modern water park. But, it was the perfect stop for us. There are three big slides, an area for toddlers, and a decent size area to swim. We only... More 

Thank AlyAnne

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