Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Find Us: 
160 West Main
Lead, SD 57754
Call: 
(605) 584-3110

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. Located on the edge of the Open Cut in Lead, it is a prominent and exciting new attraction providing exhibit space, offices and classroom space for science activities.

Things to do...

  • Guided surface tours of the largest gold mine in the western hemisphere start form here! Tours run seasonally, May - September, contact us for details. 
  • Visit our exhibit hall, where you’ll find exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility,  the city of Lead, and the history of Homestake Mining Company. Our exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level!
  • From our deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. 


Browse through the gift shop for unique and educational items!

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Admission is free!

 

Hours: 

Spring & Summer Hours:

May thru September - 9 am to 5 pm Daily

Fall & Winter Hours:

October thru April - 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Saturday

Amenities: 
Free WiFi
Gift Shop
Handicap Accessible
Meeting/Conference Space
On-site Parking
Open Year-Round
Visitor Information
Handicap Amenities : 
Accessible Bathroom
Accessible Parking
Entryway (no steps)
Aisles
Activity Participation

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