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Black Hills Mining Museum

323 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
+1 605-584-1605
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Fun and interesting

Lots of history there. You can pan for gold there, go on a tour in three basement of a mine.. goes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hysham, Montana
Make time to see it and allow at least 1 hour!

Dropped in here on a whim and spent all morning. Fascinating! It looks like a small place but... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
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Walk through time with the "miners" in timbered passages of a simulated underground gold mine, constructed by over 130 Homestake miners. View historic mining artifacts and local history exhibits. Pan your own gold and visit the gift shop.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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323 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
+1 605-584-1605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history there. You can pan for gold there, go on a tour in three basement of a mine.. goes from old to new ways of mining. We loved it. They have a nice gift shop.m

Thank randkbara
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Dropped in here on a whim and spent all morning. Fascinating! It looks like a small place but really goes on and on and is huge! We didn't even have time for the mining tunnel tour and wish we had. People are super friendly. Well...More

Thank knitgusknit
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent an enjoyable and educational afternoon at the Black Hills Mining Museum. There are several display rooms and then you take a below-ground tour of simulated mine tunnels. As you proceed through the various rooms, which were created by miners who had worked below...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Take a walk through time into the old west in the days of miners, bars, bawdy houses, and the like. It was because of the gold and silver that this town existed. This museum has some great old mining maps, old mining equipment, and medical...More

Thank Lawrence A H
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We took the tour. informative, funny, worth the time and money. I decided to pay a little extra and pan for gold. It was very fun and I have a little vial of gold as a memento. Go and have fun

Thank PatCincinnati
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stopped at the Black Hills Mining Museum while in Lead. Great tour of the museum's minesite re-creation with Debbie. Informative and fun. The museum itself is a wealth of information and artifacts from the mine and the community when the mine was in operation.

Thank Cacher2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Did the tour this am. Very cool. Guide was funny and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the dirty gold mining business.

Thank wendy h
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The tour consists of a make shift mine. The tour guide was very informative, however I felt it was a little long for my 7 year old. My 10 year old did better. The kids were free though. After the tour there was a lot...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It's supposed to be set up like an underground trip into a mine, but I just didn't buy into the whole thing. There was a lot of this machine, or that machine, but I just couldn't become all that excited on the 1-hour tour. I...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very informative and funny. The museum itself had a lot of artifacts, but not much description. If you're in the area, I would recommend.

Thank Robin K
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