Start Your Lead Visit Here!
Open every day 9am-5pm - admission is free!
As a stand alone non profit we tell the story of Lead's (pronounced leed) history with Homestake Mining Company (the biggest, deepest, best producing gold mine in the western hemisphere!), some of the groundbreaking science research what's happening deep underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility, as well as what's happening around Lead today for the visitor and resident alike!
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.
If you're interested in guided tours please visit our partner, VISIT LEAD, for guided trolley tours information and pricing. ***No underground tours are available***