Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Lead

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#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in South Dakota
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  • August 13, 2017
    We went to the visitor center hoping to learn a great deal about the gold mine. There was some material here, but most of the displays and videos seemed to be dedicated to the Sanford Lab and the unde...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We were staying in Lead on a recent motorcycle trip to the Black Hills. We were out for a walk one afternoon and decided to tour the museum. It is not a large museum but is well maintained and wonderf...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Great place to visit to learn the history of mining. It was very educational and interesting. The highlight of our experience was returning on Fourth of July to watch the fireworks over the open mine ...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    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!
  • July 8, 2017
    The actual LUX detector is on public display, and accessible. It's an amazing visit, right-sized and well organized.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very interesting on current physics for the layman. Took the tour well worth the small fee and the time.
  • March 28, 2017
    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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