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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

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Address: 160 Main Street, Lead, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-584-3100
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A brand new building in 2015, amazing views of the open cut, surface tours...
A brand new building in 2015, amazing views of the open cut, surface tours of the old Homestake Mine and the current operations of the Sanford Underground Lab! The exhibits are beautiful and scenery is amazing!
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Exhibits gave great explanation about mining activity throughout the years in Lead. Also great views of the surface mine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Months ago when we planned our trip to the Black Hills, we knew there was the Homestake Mine right next to Deadwood, but did not know the Visitor Center was brand new! It is very informative about the history of the mine AND current scientific studies. Do not miss the suspended model that gives perspective on how extensive the mind... More 

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up a review. We really love our facility also! Our guides do a great job! More 

Valley City, North Dakota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

EI went for a morning walk in Deadwood SD. The walk took me to the outskirts of Deadwood and to area below the Homestake Mine site. My curiosity cause me to drive in Lead to explore. We found that the once flourishing gold mine had closed in 2002. The facility is now a Sanford research site. The highlight of the... More 

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming up and seeing us! We love Clacy too! All of our tour guides are awesome. Glad you enjoyed the beautiful Black Hills. More 

Lead, South Dakota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There's a new Visitor Center with a lot of very interesting displays and displays with a lot of information. They have resumed the tour onto the grounds and take you through many different aspects of the mine.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you Carol! We love our visitor center! Come back and visit anytime. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want to learn about mines but don't want to go underground this is a great tour of a successful mining operation. However the mine is not dead, it has been transformed into a state-of-the-art laboratory 4200 feet down.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write up a response. We love our job, community, educating others, and sharing our beautiful facility for the world to see. Have a great day! More 

Evansville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor center had just opened a couple days before we arrived in Lead S.D. The staff are very nice and the history that can be learned there is amazing.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time. We believe we have one of the most educational and exciting stops in the Black Hills! Thank you for taking the time to write a report. Have an amazing day. More 

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The trolley tour is very informative and impressive. Our guide was extremely friendly, kept us entertained and informed. The mine is an impressive sight and the history of the community is wrapped up in the story of the mine. It helps you understand more about the history of the area. The new visitor center is open with helpful staff, easy... More 

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in!! We are truly excited that you enjoyed your time. Thank you for taking the time to write up a review also. More 

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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Exhibits gave great explanation about mining activity throughout the years in Lead. Also great views of the surface mine!

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

We love to see people to who continue to learn. Thank you for stopping in, we hope you can stop by again ! More 

Miller
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157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They have a very nice visitors center that just opened a few days ago. I was hoping that we would get a tour of the underground lab. But what we got was a tour of the old Homestake mine facilities. It was very good, just not what I had hoped for.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

We are adding more and more of the Science part! We hope you come back again! More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This new visitor center captures the history of Lead and Homestake Mine and showcases the amazing work being done in solar neutrino research. Be sure to also stop in at the Black Hills Mining Museum and the Historic Homestake Opera House just up Main Street for a couple of jewels of history.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in~ Can't wait to see you again. More 

Colorado
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185 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Take to tour and visit the site. There is a great 3D model of the workings and a great view of the old open pit mine showing the geology and the formations. The open pit goes down about 1,200 feet while the underground mine is over 8,000 feet deep. The new research use of the mine is fascinating.

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SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We really love our town, the history and the future. Thank you More 

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Address: 160 Main Street, Lead, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-584-3100
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Lead

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