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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Lead

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  • My wife and I recently visited Lead and took the Sanford Lab Trolley Tour based partly on the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Our tour guide was a 2017 high school graduate, Natalie, who came from a fam...  more »
  • We learned so much about the lab and its work -- and the exhibits were exceptional. Helpful staff. Restrooms and souvenir shop. Departure point for the outstanding $7 Trolley Tour (senior price(.  more »
  • Went there from Spearfish SD. We choose not to take the trolley tour due to time constraints. Enjoyed the view of the open cut mine and some of the items inside. Definitely worth a stop if the area an...  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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