Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Lead

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#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in South Dakota
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  • Stopped in Lead after it being recommended by the Deadwood Visitor Center. Didn't know anything about Lead and would have missed it if it weren't for this recommendation. The Homestake is really cool....  more »
  • Free! New building and nice history of the mining in Lead. Learned some points I did not know regarding the mining and town. I have visited Lead many times over the years and still learned new things....  more »
  • The Visitors Center is free and worth the short drive from Deadwood. The tour bus ride to the mine is interesting. I was a little disappointed with tour of the mine. We got a short tour of the buildin...  more »
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  • This is a great place to see a bit of American history and American ingenuity. An old gold mine that's now being used for particle physics experiments by the university. A great place that's helping to make America smart again.
  • Wonderful, free admission Visitor's Center. Full of interactive touch screen displays, and still photo presentations of life at the Homestake Gold Mine. Hanging model of all the levels mined is a modern work of technical art, and is worth the drive! The Visitor's Center has souvenir items for sale, as well as a very thorough selection of Black Hills Gold jewelry. Occasional public presentations by the Sanford Underground Lab science people make for a highly educational science tourism stop. All-in-all, an excellent stopover for anyone's itinerary. It's open all year, as well!
  • The actual LUX detector is on public display, and accessible. It's an amazing visit, right-sized and well organized.
  • Very interesting on current physics for the layman. Took the tour well worth the small fee and the time.
  • Very well done visitor/information center. Really enjoyed the presentation of the information about the mine. Was really interesting to learn about the science experiments done in the mine. Definitely recommend stopping here.

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