Homestake Visitor Center

160 West Main Street

The town of Lead has played a pivotal role in the history of the Black Hills. Home to the Homestake Gold Mine and sister city to the town of Deadwood, the streets of Lead tell a tale as rich as the gold mined from its hills. 

As you click through this informative section, take a moment to read the captions and enjoy learning about Lead and its entire splendor. 


Mark Deavult

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Nice museum offers a window (pun intended) into the experiments working to reveal the secrets of the universe. And ... cool toys in the gift shop!

Laura Dillon

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Very educational and interesting! Enjoyed it very much! And a wonderful view of the Open Cut Hole!!

Adam Bradley

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

Informative and well presented visitors center for the former gold mine turned current underground science lab. Plus, lots of great merch!

David Goss

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is a great place to see a bit of American history and American ingenuity. An old gold mine that's now being used for particle physics experiments by the university. A great place that's helping to make America smart again.

Stephen Brown

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wonderful, free admission Visitor's Center. Full of interactive touch screen displays, and still photo presentations of life at the Homestake Gold Mine. Hanging model of all the levels mined is a modern work of technical art, and is worth the drive! The Visitor's Center has souvenir items for sale, as well as a very thorough selection of Black Hills Gold jewelry. Occasional public presentations by the Sanford Underground Lab science people make for a highly educational science tourism stop. All-in-all, an excellent stopover for anyone's itinerary. It's open all year, as well!

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