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 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.


During the winter season, please call Tim at 605-639-3028 or Dave at 303-884-0357 to schedule a tour.

Adults (13+)  |  $8

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