- TripBuzz found 27 things to do with kids in or near Hot Springs, South Dakota, including 14 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Custer and Crazy Horse.
- From Black Hills Putt 4 Fun to The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, the Hot Springs area offers 41 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Farms & Ranches, Bowling and Mini Golf.
- One of the warmest areas in the state of South Dakota is the city of Hot Springs. A popular tourist destination because of this, the city offers many attractions including the cities name sake, found at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Others include a national cave park, various landmarks, dining, shopping and the city also plays host to the Miss South Dakota pageant each year.
There are numerous tour options at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary which allow for different types of encounters with the animals. The most basic package is a two-hour guided bus tour while the most expensive allows for an extended stay in an old-fashioned cabin on site.
A sports complex, Butler Park features baseball and softball fields as well as tennis and basketball courts. The park also provides a skateboard park, walking paths, a children's playground and picnic facilities including tables, shelters and grills.
Private guided trail rides are the specialty of Sage Meadow Ranch. All skill levels (ages 13 and up) are invited to make a reservation for a horseback riding experience. Rides range from an hour and a half to three hours.
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13157 N. Angostura Road, Hot Springs, SD 57747 MoreLess Info
Outdoor enthusiasts will find a variety of activities to participate in at Angostura Recreation Area. Boating, fishing, camping and swimming are among the favorites. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.
Waterslides and a large indoor pool at Evans Plunge are filled with water from the nearby natural thermal spring. The warm water stays at 87 degrees Fahrenheit and flows into the attraction at a rate of 5000 gallons per minute.
At Pioneer Museum there are many pieces of original art such as paintings and sculptures, and tools and equipment that pioneers used in their daily lives. Visitors can see a recreated 19th century doctor's office, classroom and general store.