Welcome to the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Welcome to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Welcome! We're Open and Ready to Welcome YOU!

We invite you to visit our exhibit hall, where you’ll find exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility, the city of Lead, and the history of Homestake. Our exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level! From our deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. Admission is free.

If you're interested in guided tours please visit our partner, VISIT LEAD, for guided trolley tours information and pricing.


Free Exhibits

Hole in One

Thank you to Coeur Wharf, Black Hills Mining Museum, Danny's Plumbing Service, Homestake Mining Co.  , Thyssen MiningSD School of Mines & Technology , & Deadwood History, Inc. for their generous Corporate Sponsorships to the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center