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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. 


alan kriegstein

Monday, July 30, 2018
One of the only underground research labs in the would. The visitor's center is world-class. A very interesting place made more so by its juxtaposition to the cowboy-gaming wild west town of Deadwood. In the past miners came from all over the world to look for gold, now its scientists looking for the secrets of the universe.

Gary Lefebvre

Sunday, July 1, 2018
A hidden gem and very educational. The cost is minimal for a tour. The town of Lead is maybe 2 miles from Deadwood. Sanford Lab is a government research lab working underground in a former gold mine. The tour discuses the town’s history and takes you where researchers would access the underground lab, but you don’t go under. Great visitor center too.

Roberta Morgan

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
It is still and interesting place to visit. We were more interested in the history of the mine, and that information is still there. It is now the information depository for the Sanford Lab which is conducting experiments in the old underground mine. Interesting but not particularly relevant to my life.

Barry Mulroney

Thursday, July 12, 2018
What a surprise. Expecting to see the remnants of an old gold mine site and walk into the advanced physics of neutrino experiments. Totally enjoyed the visit and exhibits here

Lisa Forbes

Thursday, July 19, 2018
They updated the visitor center since I was there 10 yrs ago. Fascinating and plan to read all the interesting info. Video is amazing.

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