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Black Hills Mining Museum

323 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
+1 605-584-1605
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Very interesting and informative

The mining museum was very interesting and worth the time to take the tour and enjoy the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pocatello, Idaho
Unexpected Surprise

Great photos and videos telling the history of the Mining in Lead and now Sanford Lab. It also... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
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Walk through time with the "miners" in timbered passages of a simulated underground gold mine, constructed by over 130 Homestake miners. View historic mining artifacts and local history exhibits. Pan your own gold and visit the gift shop.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
323 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
+1 605-584-1605
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mining museum was very interesting and worth the time to take the tour and enjoy the museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the mining history at the Homestead mine.

Thank thevisitor560
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great photos and videos telling the history of the Mining in Lead and now Sanford Lab. It also gives you a great view of the Open Pit. Nice gift shop is just a plus.

Thank Charley21
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting little museum. Full of tools, products, equipment, clothes, etc, from all things miner. That's on the main floor, but downstairs is an educational tour that will give you an idea of what life was like in the homestake mine. I would...More

1  Thank idtravel15
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you want to know anything about the mining in the small town of Lead, than this is a must see, they have the museum set up to look just like and underground mine so you can see what an actual mine is like.

Thank ShanonMM69
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Having spent most of the day in Deadwood, we didn’t know if we had sufficient time to take in this attraction. As it turned out, we did spend lots of time on the tour through the “gold mine” with our very well informed guide. This...More

Thank X5927VUdavidm
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love mining and railroad history so visiting this museum was high on my list of things to do in Lead, especially as our hotel was only about two blocks away. We arrived at 2:15 pm on the day of our visit and our optional...More

Thank 6,500,410
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was very interesting and enjoyed every picture. Amazing at the Research that is being done. THANKS

Reviewed 3 October 2016

My 12 year old granddaughter and I stopped here and took a tour of the 'recreated' mine. It was very interesting and worth the charge. We also panned for gold and the gentleman who helped us was patient and informative. It was $10 per person...More

Thank grandmatana
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to another gold mine near by but it was closed so we found this place. The tour was great and my boys learned a lot. It was worth the money for sure. They really just wanted to pan for gold....More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Just 5 of us took the tour through the recreated mine. I was very surprised at how much I learned and how interesting it was. It has been the highlight of the trip so far!

Thank David M
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