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Evans Plunge Mineral Springs

1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
+1 605-745-5165
Review Highlights
Great Place for Family Fun

My kids loved Evan's Plunge. They had never been in an non-chlorine pool and loved that they didn't... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Unique swimming experience

Not a hot spring, but a mineral spring. I was surprised at how my skin needed to be sloughed off... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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The world's largest natural warm water indoor swimming pool. *NOT A HOT WATER SPRING* Evans Plunge Mineral Springs is consistently 87 degrees Fahrenheit 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 good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“outdoor pool” (30 reviews)
“water slides” (60 reviews)
“steam room” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1145 N River St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-3078
+1 605-745-5165
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My kids loved Evan's Plunge. They had never been in an non-chlorine pool and loved that they didn't need swim googles because there was no chlorine to sting their eyes. To play everywhere, they do need to know how to swim; it is not a...More

Thank familyvisit830
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Not a hot spring, but a mineral spring. I was surprised at how my skin needed to be sloughed off after swimming here for awhile, so it does work magic. Just an enormous mineral water pool with a stone bottom. There is a small room...More

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My kids have never experienced hot spring water, which is why we went. If you go the last 2 hours it is half price, which was still around $25 for our family of 4. I wouldn't have gone for more than that. most of it...More

Thank jshallow01
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We almost didn't go to this hot springs pool because the temperature of the water didn't seem hot enough but we were pleasantly surprised. I think it was around 84 degrees. It had also recently had a makeover. We really enjoyed watching the young people...More

Thank Louann P
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We came here on a rainy day in the middle Of the week during Off season. It wasn't that busy. It's certainly old and not updated--it looks just like it did in the 80's. But the concept of it and the fresh water is a...More

Thank NCruise0130
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We took our grand kids to Evans Plunge and they had a great time for a half day of swimming and sliding. Easy access and parking. I liked the portion of the pool that was still gravel. There is a kids pool outside and a...More

Thank Seekercr
Reviewed 20 September 2017

$14 EACH large pool and 2 hot tubs. Do not think this was value for the money. i WOULDNOT RECOMMEND anyo e to go here,maybe if the cost was $5 this would be reasonable.

1  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed the indoor pool as well as their slides, and the monkey something game they have. We've been playing the volleyball on the pool and after that we have taken the jacuzzi and sauna. It was very refreshing and very safety...More

Thank Sheuk_Miming
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It is not very warm water, and yes, things need to be cleaned/updated. The cost is a bit on the high side as well. I'm glad we went but not an experience I need to repeat.

Thank PatCincinnati
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Lots of fun, but needs some updating. Paint, new slides, etc. Locker rooms were a little dirty and unkempt. Looks the same as it did 30+ years ago when I was there.

Thank NicoleJ1978
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7 March 2016|
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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.