Hot Springs, South Dakota

Home to The Mammoth Site and one of the world’s largest collections of ice age fossils, Hot Springs was named one of America’s Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. With its pink sandstone buildings and well-preserved architecture, you’ll be awe-struck by the beauty of this southern Black Hills community.

Things to do in Hot springs

This vibrant southern Black Hills community is home to The Mammoth Site, a prehistoric sinkhole that preserves one of the world’s largest collections of Columbian and Woolly mammoths and other ice-age fossils. The Mammoth Site recently received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, placing the museum among the finest in the nation. Visitors can observe a live paleontology laboratory, take a guided tour, learn from interactive displays and shop the extensive gift shop. Kids can participate in daily summer sessions of the Junior Paleontologist Dig to learn excavation techniques and fossil identification.


You’ll also find Evans Plunge, the world’s largest indoor freshwater swimming pool heated by a thermal spring; the 18- hole, Southern Hills Golf Course; named the top nine-hole course by Golf Digest Magazine; and the family-friendly Black Hills Putt for Fun mini golf course.


Just north of Hot Springs north Wind Cave National Park, home of one of the longest caves in the world and one of the last mixed grass prairies in the nation. At the end of the day, relax with a spa treatment at the Red Rock River Resort or a steam sauna at the Evans Plunge health club.

Where to Stay in Hot Springs

Hot Springs, SD, hotels and lodging options are near many great attractions and local restaurants. Staying within budget is easy, too. Search for your preferred accommodation by price and book your Hot Springs reservations with Black Hills Vacations. We’ll help you find great deals and discounted rates on any type of hotel.


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