Gold Panning & Mine Tours | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Gold Panning & Mine Tours

    "There's gold in them there hills"

Tour some of the underground gold mines and experience the gold boom days of the Black Hills. Don't forget to pan for some gold of your own... will you strike it rich?

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

(605) 584-3110
160 West Main
Lead, SD 57754

The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center is a modern and dramatic facility providing public outreach for the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory as well as interpretation of the history and cultural context of the City of Lead, the Homestake gold mine, and the new, underground Lab.


Big Thunder Gold Mine

(605) 666-4847
604 Blair Street
Keystone, SD 57751

The most complete mining experience from the 1890's. Tours lead you underground, receive a free sample of gold ore. Pan for gold on historic Reed's Placer Claim. Panning in a creek or a claim. Mining museum, ice cream parlor, eatery & two gift shops. Gem panning. Half & full day off-site claim panning. 

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Broken Boot Gold Mine

(605) 578-1876
Upper Main St
Deadwood, SD 57732

Underground tours of an authentic gold mine where miners pursued gold ore veins with black powder and candlelight. Tours every 30 minutes. Every visitor receives a souvenir stock certificate. Pan for gold. Ample parking. Open daily, mid-May thru mid- September. MC & Visa.