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Lead - 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. 


R Scott Weaver

Friday, May 11, 2018
Wow! Great depiction of the history of mining in Lead and the tour is well-worth the cost. Fantastic staff and background. Don't miss it!

Alex Mackey

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Not only free, but fantastic. The Homestake Visitor Center, perched on the edge of a seemingly abandoned open-pit mine, is well worth your stop. The center highlights the history of the mine and its role in the Lead community, while also highlighting the ongoing, world-renowned research taking place well below its surface. I love the model hanging from the ceiling that shows the extent of underground tunnels, especially in comparison to the (massive) open pit; it goes to show that underground Lead, mining shafts are profligate. Additionally, throughout the year, scientists working in the mine host talks open to the public. The Homestake Visitor Center is an asset to the state and community.

Joshua N.

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
This is a very nice upgrade from the previous Homestake Mine Visitor Center. My only disappointment was the lack of history that was shown here. I understand that the Lab is the future and that this was paid for by the Lab, however a little more talk about the past would have been nice. Seeing and explaining the Lab itself was very good and the importance was great.

Alen Eckhardt

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Cool place to visit, lots to learn, very clean. Get some history lessons and find out what they use the mines for now, SCIENCE! Whack some golf balls into a gigantic pit mine for a few bucks.

Richard Hanson

Monday, April 30, 2018
Incredible. Not to be missed. Very educational and family-friendly.

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