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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center


160 Main Street,
LeadSD 57754


The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in Lead offers incredible views, a surface tour, exhibit area, and an outstanding gift shop. Exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground. From our deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Homestake Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. We are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, May through September, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, October through April. Admission is free.