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Address: 323 West Main Street, Lead, SD 57754
Phone Number: 605-584-1605
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Walk through time with the "miners" in timbered passages of a simulated...
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.
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Museum was interesting but small. The tour was very interesting even though it is not a mine. The basement is made up to look like a mine with a lot of equipment. Price was fiery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Eagle Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our family of 17 did this tour and had kids from 4-18, 30, 40 and 60-somethings. We all enjoyed the tour and the kids panned for gold at the end. Very nice displays and informative, yet lively tour guide. Clean and well kept. Definitely worth the stop!

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Falls Church, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gold put the Black Hills on the map, so a visit to this area of the world isn't complete without trying to understand the significance of all that. This museum tells you how gold is mined (in part with a simulated underground re-creation of the Homestake mine/in part with excellent interpretive presentations in the museum upstairs); the history of gold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Museum was interesting but small. The tour was very interesting even though it is not a mine. The basement is made up to look like a mine with a lot of equipment. Price was fiery reasonable. Tour guide was very knowledgable.

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Parma, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Did the mining tour for $8/person on 6-16-2015. Lower portion was reconstructed to look like an actual mine with sprayed on concrete walls and our guides family had actually worked in the mines and was very interesting and knowledgeable. The upper part of the museum had the changes and mining history of Lead. The original open pit mine was located... More 

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Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was fine- my son was disappointed it wasn't a real mine. Lots of education but since we had already done Big Thunder a lot was repeated info. Main Street is under construction, have to approach from back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The museum itself has a lot of interesting videos and artifacts from the mine and the community of Lead (pronounced "Leed"). The museum is $5 per person, but the tour is the best part. They take you into the basement, that is converted into a replica of a mine. Our tour guide was Tim. He was very knowledgeable and provided... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great little museum. Took the tour with Deirdre who had family members who were miners at the Hearst mine. She had insider information from her grandfather, father and brother which really brought the story to life. Pre-visit I knew nothing about mining and was in awe of those who worked 12-hour shifts in candle light to get the gold out.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In our travels to the west coast we have tried to see as much of this wonderful country as possible...leads was recommended and so was the museum. We pulled in.. Parked and went in only to be greeted by a woman with "attitude" ... They were closed. No signs out side.... No signs on doors... Just her telling us to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited the museum and took the tour and were so glad we did. We were following the recommendations of AAA. We learned a lot about mining in an easy way. Didn't really know how much we didn't know but the way this tour was conducted was great. It gave you a real appreciation for the town and what it took... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Miners have built an excellent mine display tour that shows all facets of gold mining through history. No need to go into an actual dangerous mine, but you can't tell the difference due to the good work building the "mine". Tour guide was entertaining (the usual corny mining jokes) but still very informative and as detailed as your questions can... More 

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Additional Information about Black Hills Mining Museum

Address: Address: 323 West Main Street, Lead, SD 57754
Phone Number: 605-584-1605
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Lead
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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