First called Minnekahta (hot waters) by the Lakota people, Hot Springs is known as the southern gateway to the Black Hills.

Hot Springs is home to the largest Columbian mammoth exhibit in the world, as well as a wild horse sanctuary—where hundreds of mustangs roam thousands of acres of land. From here, you can visit the pioneer era, tour one of the longest caves in the world, or play 18 holes on one of South Dakota’s premiere public golf courses. Then relax in warm, healing, mineral springs.

With easy access to the area’s greatest attractions, great year-round weather, distinct sandstone architecture, fantastic outdoors activities—and, of course, the signature mineral waters—Hot Springs is like no other Black Hills town.