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Black Hills Mining Museum

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

I'm not a big fan of geology OR mining. BUT I really enjoyed seeing the historical exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bobca1947
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Great place and great staff

We had six adults and six children. We purchased the "underground" mining tour as well as mining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JenniferIllinois
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pan for gold” (11 reviews)
“mine shaft” (4 reviews)
“great tour” (8 reviews)
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323 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not a big fan of geology OR mining. BUT I really enjoyed seeing the historical exhibits and doing the excellent tour. I highly recommend visiting Lead and this museum to anyone visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Thank bobca1947
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had six adults and six children. We purchased the "underground" mining tour as well as mining for gold. (The tour was in the basement.) The tour was about 40 minutes. It covered interesting information. Our grands from 11 to 3 were just as interested...More

Thank JenniferIllinois
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Learning of the history of this mine was awesome, seeing the equipment that was used during this time was mind blowing

Thank jackie c
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Built by miners . It history coming alive. Giving details of progress and there way of life. Owned by Hearst and lead us to Hearst info schooling and Opera house previously having swimming pool

Thank Craig F
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

The outside is fantastic with many examples of mining equipment to enjoy, including a locomotive/ It was inside that our disappointment began. The museum is free ( donation requested ) however, when we asked to go to mine for gold we were told that that...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Have lots of mining gear and different exhibits depicting the history of mining. There are many models of mine structures from the western days plus exhibits showing how the old mining equipment used to work. The basement is set up to look just like you...More

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Lots of history there. You can pan for gold there, go on a tour in three basement of a mine.. goes from old to new ways of mining. We loved it. They have a nice gift shop.m

Thank randkbara
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Dropped in here on a whim and spent all morning. Fascinating! It looks like a small place but really goes on and on and is huge! We didn't even have time for the mining tunnel tour and wish we had. People are super friendly. Well...More

Thank knitgusknit
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We spent an enjoyable and educational afternoon at the Black Hills Mining Museum. There are several display rooms and then you take a below-ground tour of simulated mine tunnels. As you proceed through the various rooms, which were created by miners who had worked below...More

Thank circa2015
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We took the tour. informative, funny, worth the time and money. I decided to pay a little extra and pan for gold. It was very fun and I have a little vial of gold as a memento. Go and have fun

Thank PatCincinnati
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