Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Lead

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#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in South Dakota
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  • Seeing the layers of color on the rock walls of the open pit is awe inspiring! The hands- on display, careful explanation of difficult scientific concepts from the lab, plus the visualization of the m...  more »
  • Arrive a bit early to enjoy the visitor center- a lot to see in the displays which paint the history of the place. Then the trolley ride with a tour guide went through the city of Lead, which was like...  more »
  • It's amazing the work they do, and the hole that's dug. The equipment and history is very interesting.  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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