by Heidi Mayer Kruse
• History and hot springs in South Dakota
• Invigorating attendees through a unique water experience
When most people think of waterparks, they envision rapid slides, lazy rivers, and drenching, spraying apparatus, few think of warm tranquil waters. Lo and behold, the Midwest is home to one such location, Evans Plunge in Hot Springs, SD, the only natural hot spring waterpark located in the Midwest.
Long before the Black Hills of South Dakota was dotted with tourist towns or even mining camps, the warm springs of the Southern Hills were highly valued and frequently visited.