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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

160 Main Street, Lead, SD 57754
+1 605-584-3100
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Very interesting...

Gives the overview of the history of the mine as well as what they are doing with it today. The 3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lianwilson24
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Just up the road from Deadwood

This was the 2nd largest gold mine in the world at one point. The visitor center has an excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trevor D
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Calgary, Canada
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“open pit” (24 reviews)
“gold mine” (32 reviews)
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160 Main Street, Lead, SD 57754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives the overview of the history of the mine as well as what they are doing with it today. The 3 dimensional "map" of the mine is fantastic!

Thank Lianwilson24
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd largest gold mine in the world at one point. The visitor center has an excellent sculpture that gives an idea for just how large this mine is - it's massive. A great one hour stop.

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to visit. Overlooks pit mine resulting from gold and ore mining. They have presentations and exhibits that discuss Lead's past. A trolley leaves there for a tour of the town and a stop at the Sanford Lab. Cost of tour is about $7.50 pp....More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and four grandkids enjoyed the place, we happened to stop in when they were giving a presentation to a group passing through. this was very informative and the displays were interesting, however, somehow we were hoping to see a nutrino, so a tiny...More

Thank Maggie184
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect and found out so much about the Wild West and the gold rush and the impact of all this in Lead. Took the tour with 2 teenagers and 2 little kids - loved it! Nice hour long history trip! Definitely...More

Thank gwyttenback
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review!!! We are so glad your entire family loved the trip! Come back again and enjoy the Black Hills.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went the the nutrino days this last weekend and was pleasently surprised having two children one 5 and one 13, they had enough things for both to stay active and not drive each other nuts! The built a nutrino, and made ice cream...More

Thank Mosif1981
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Neutrino Day is our favorite day of the year! We are so happy your entire family enjoyed it. Come back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the open cut pit is by far worth a look but take time to examine the model of the underground mining complex and the interpretive guide that surrounds it. I was astonished by the scientific studies occurring right beneath my feet and...More

Thank Macbe
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are working on more hands-on activities we hoe you come back again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Lead with not much to do and decided to stop at the Visitor Center. We ended up going on the tour that they offered and were very glad that we did. We had no idea that scientists were using one of the...More

Thank Sea_Squared
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you found us and enjoyed the tour. We are really excited when our guests are able to learn and enjoy the day with us! Come back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is great. They have displays explaining the history of the Homestake Mine and displays explaining the current research being done in the mine. You can view the open pit from decks behind and next to the building. There is also a really...More

Thank TotallyTink
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and time with us in Lead. Come back with your family again! Thanks for writing up a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way through town for a potty stop. We had no idea what this was all about till we started looking around. If you are in town, stop by and check it out. Bathroom was pretty good, could have been a bit...More

Thank MeganKRicci
SLHVC, General Manager at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Megan, We are sorry to hear you didn't find out bathrooms clean! We will work on that, we pride ourselves in having a clean facility. Glad you were pleasantly surprised by the stop!

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Liz S
July 3, 2017|
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Response from SLHVC | Property representative |
We do! You can put there name on a monument. We hope to have the next monument done this Spring. Call us at 1-605-584-3110 for details. Thank you!
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