Museum Information

Our museum is dedicated to the preservation of the rich mining heritage of the Black Hills of South Dakota.  We invite you to visit us and enjoy our numerous exhibits and activities.  For more than a century, gold mining was the #1 industry in Lead and in the Northern Black Hills.  Today that mining heritage is cleverly depicted as an educational and fun Black Hills Badlands and Lakes Association Family Approved Attraction.

The historic museum is sure to please any history-loving individual.  You will see some of the most interesting artifacts found in the area.  The display cases on the main floor are filled with memorabilia and objects from a bygone era.  For an authentic mining experience,  join one of our guides for a tour of the life-size recreated mine!


Museum – Main Floor Only

Adults  $6 + tax

*Children 12 years of age and younger – Free if accompanied by an adult

Guided Simulated Mine Tour -Including Main Floor

Adult (18-59): $12.00 + tax

Ages 13-17: $6 + tax if accompanied by an adult

*Children 12 years of age and younger – Free if accompanied by an adult

Students 18+ with student ID: $10 + tax

Seniors & Military: $10 + tax

**Group Rates Available with Advance Notice

Educational Field Trips & School Groups

K-8: $3 + tax

9-12+: $5 + tax

Schools will not be charged tax if a tax exempt # is provided.

*Drivers, Teachers, Chaperones: Free

Panning **Black Hills GOLD

Learn to pan for gold, guaranteed gold, pan for, and keep your gold

$13.00/pan – all ages