Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Lead

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  • Had no clue they did deep underground experiments . Like neutrino experiments. Interesting it was informative  more »
  • We went to hit golf balls into the pit but not when we saw there was a fee to do it. This would be interesting to a someone interested in in depth science research. A guided tour would also be helpful  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Not only free, but fantastic. The Homestake Visitor Center, perched on the edge of a seemingly abandoned open-pit mine, is well worth your stop. The center highlights the history of the mine and its role in the Lead community, while also highlighting the ongoing, world-renowned research taking place well below its surface. I love the model hanging from the ceiling that shows the extent of underground tunnels, especially in comparison to the (massive) open pit; it goes to show that underground Lead, mining shafts are profligate. Additionally, throughout the year, scientists working in the mine host talks open to the public. The Homestake Visitor Center is an asset to the state and community.
  • This is a very nice upgrade from the previous Homestake Mine Visitor Center. My only disappointment was the lack of history that was shown here. I understand that the Lab is the future and that this was paid for by the Lab, however a little more talk about the past would have been nice. Seeing and explaining the Lab itself was very good and the importance was great.
  • Cool place to visit, lots to learn, very clean. Get some history lessons and find out what they use the mines for now, SCIENCE! Whack some golf balls into a gigantic pit mine for a few bucks.
  • Very friendly staff, really neat stop! A little too cold for activities but had a lot of resources to rent and have fun
  • Lovely free museum with a great gift shop. A real treasure to the community.
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