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Our vision is to nurture an understanding and appreciation of all that our area’s mining is in its past, present, and future. We invite you to visit us and enjoy our numerous exhibits and activities. For more than a century, gold mining was the primary industry in Lead and 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.


Summer hours:

Monday – Saturday

Closed Sunday

Last Tour at 4:00 PM

Adults (13+)  |  $8

Children (12 and under)  |  FREE if accompanied by an adult