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Evans Plunge Mineral Springs

1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
+1 605-745-5165
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So much fun

We went on the inside water slide. It was fun for 2 sixty plus seniors. We played water basketball... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great Place to Relax after a busy day

Spent 3 hours relaxing in the warm springs water. Teenager had fun playing and going down the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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!
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“outdoor pool” (27 reviews)
“water slides” (52 reviews)
“steam room” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
+1 605-745-5165
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the inside water slide. It was fun for 2 sixty plus seniors. We played water basketball, sat in the hot tub and sauna, and enjoyed watching the younger crowd swinging from suspended ring to suspended ring. It was relaxing. The smooth stones...More

Thank Vondini
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent 3 hours relaxing in the warm springs water. Teenager had fun playing and going down the slides, and this senior citizen enjoyed the warm waters after a 4-hour horse ride. I know, it's a bit rundown, but that didn't ruin our enjoyment. It is...More

Thank Bluegenes
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was there with family and they swam. They had fun for about 3 hours. A little spend for families. I don't swim so I has not charged.

Thank Laurie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family was very disappointed in our experience at Evans Plunge. The facility was run-down and felt dirty. We all felt misled by the photography on the website and cheated by the relatively high admission price. With all of the options in the Black Hills,...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long days travel, it was refreshing. Could use some sprucing up, but wonderful all the same.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went after a personal tip to visit Evans Plunge. After the glowing reviews from someone who visited a few years ago, I had high expectations. My expectations were not met and I felt $5 would have been fair - not $15. The building has...More

Thank twilbur2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very fun for me and my family. There were three slides, rings, basketball hoop and a volleyball net that were very fun too. The water is warmer and more relaxing. The bottom of the pool is rocks and the staff were nice....More

Thank skimdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place for kids to swim and slide, but it's a bit pricey and really needs updating. The paint is peeling everywhere, and it feels outdated. I don't think they've renovated for 30 years, which is too bad considering the Black Hills...More

1  Thank IReckonSo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this pool was old and tired. No space for swimming with the slides, volleyball,rings and basketball hoops. Water not warm . Same temp as our public swimming pool back home.Busy with lots of splashing kids. Even with a reduction still $12 each. Jacuzzi...More

Thank Alison F
Justin G, Digital Media Coordinator at Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alison, Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you didn't feel like your time was well spent at Evans Plunge Mineral Springs. Plenty of our local seniors enjoy being able to soak in the warm water every day. Our water is consistently 87 degrees...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hot springs pool was a welcome break after many days on the road. Staff is extremely friendly. We're able to rent towels for $2 each which was helpful. The slides are fun as well. Definitely a great place for enjoying!!!

1  Thank edengulledge
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Response from MapleLeaf1867 | Reviewed this property |
Ages 16 and up is $14 (no senior discounts). If you are staying in a local hotel, bring your receipt for 10% off. Have a look on their web site for all the details.