Reviews of Black Hills Mining Museum (Tourist Attraction)

323 W. Main St U.S. 85, Lead, SD 57754, United States

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REVIEWS OF Black Hills Mining Museum IN South Dakota

Adam Geist

Andrew Browne

Quite a learning experience.

kyle miller

Great place to go to

Wade Byre

Great tour guide

Richard Rhone

Incredible museum with a really realistic mine tour with excellent guides. Lead is an interesting town.

Laura Dillon

They made learning fun! I got to learn how to gold pan

Amanda Streeter

Bruce Colling

Fun, panning for gold, very helpful staff

Larry Lopez

Joy Aitken

Typical Taylor

Sandra Meske

Exactly what I had expected

Don Chalupa

Sheila Hanson

Worth the stop.

Nancy Roberts

Took the 3 Grandkids, & their favorite part was planning for gold. The guide was very knowledgeable & kid friendly.

Andrea Cole

I had a blast learning all about Lead and the mining.

Tamaria Littlebear

Stopped in here to take the mining tour and do some gold panning. Had a great and fun time here, the staff was all around awesome, knowledgeable n super friendly. We walked out with some real gold to take home. All around an amazing experience, I highly recommend stopping in.

Kirsten Maki

Fun tour of a former working gold mine followed by gold panning. Fun for all ages.

Tracy Buhalog

the random ones

Daxson R Kruetzfeldt


station 17

Costs a few bucks, but so worth it for the kiddos.

Clara Casanovas

Lots of different contraptions and artifacts to look at.

Jim Buechler

Cahill Armstrong

Great for families and kids. Small but worth the admission. Friendly knowledgeable staff

Raquel Serrano-Beisel

This place was really cool. We took the guided tour so we could go downstairs. Learned a lot and saw lots of cool things but our tour guide, she was noticeably irritated with our two little ones (2 & 4), so that was a bummer.

Terence Davis

Gary Purnell

Pleasantly surprised. Worth the entry fee.

Jeannie Mitchell

David .Jones

Enjoyed the tour.

Bri Kasbohm

Peggy Soper

Jeff Andre

Very interesting and informative, built and operated by former mine employee's, we had four adults and four kids and we all found it great!

Kevin Freestone

Liz jackson

Fun experience! The staff is very friendly, funny and knowledgeable

Kay Proffitt

So glad we ran across this place. Historical, fascinating. The mine replica was designed by former miners, so it is a factual rendering. The guide ha family and friends that worked the mines and offered many anecdotes that added to the interest. Highly recommend

Carl S

Pretty fun tour, lots of real mining machinery. Fun things to look at on a beautiful little town

Mike Schmidt

Seth VandeBraak

Rick Harris

Pan for gold and do the underground tour! The staff here are knowledgeable and helpful and really make the experience. The kids were shown the specifics of panning for gold and got to take home what they found, which seemed like a lot. We then took the underground tour. That was fantastic! Homestake mine workers built an elaborate series of tunnels in the basement with examples of equipment, storage areas, blast patterns used with a simulated explosion, etc that the knowledgeable tour guide explains, answering any questions, so that when the tour is over you have seen the progression of how mining was done at Homestake from the 1870s through the 2000s and had all your questions through that 130 year timespan answered. When back upstairs, be sure to sit and watch the movie. It too is fascinating and explains a lot about mining in the Black Hills and elsewhere in general, including things like coal and even touched on what is going on this century and the sustainable mining practices being used. The rest of the exhibits do not disappoint and the authenticity is amazing, with most of what you see having been used in the area. For example, take a peek in the old file cabinet to see the types of records that were kept.

Brett Bursell

This place is a gem! Friendly knowledgeable staff. Very interesting displays. Highly recommend the "gold mine" tour if your in to that kind of thing. Also learned some great panning techniques. Admission was cheap and worth it.


JoAnna Thompson

Steven Stoker

Interesting place. The recreated mine was super neat with authentic drills. Our tour guide could answer every question we had. Well worth the visit!

P Haney

Great tour and exhibits. Knowledgeable guide added to the experience!

Reed H

Good information about local mining. There is an admission fee to enter the majority of the museum.

Allen Zriny

johnson yohannan

Josh Mills

Lots of antique mining equipment and exhibits, presented by former Homestake miners.

Kayla Coursey

David Taylor

j Sullivan

Pat Graber

Great info on the history of gold mining!

Greg Bernal

Not worth the money

Samantha Lucek

Awesome place! We didnt fo the museum but we did the gold panning and they were so helpful! We had 3 kids and they made sure that they focused on our experience with the kids! Very nice people!

cindy sneesby

Learned alot

Ian Horning

Nicholas Starkey

fred smith

Very informative and the guide had a lot of knowledge about mining and panning for gold. Great place to take a kid.

Nolan Ward

linda forbus

Thomas Lenz

Great time the tour guide has funny miner jokes

Francis Shawn Bawden

Tracey Parish

So many interesting facts! Great history, and fun tour of a simulated gold mine!

kris massmann

Joe Levi

Jeremy Rivers

franz stichter

(Translated by Google) Good guidance through a simple face in the basement of the house. The exhibition upstairs is extensive and interesting. (Original) Gute Führung durch eine einfach dargestellten Miene im Keller des Hauses. Die Ausstellung Obergeschoss ist umfangreich und interessant.

Mandy Marie

Vicki Walborn

The tour of underground mining is very interesting. They do a great job.

Lori LeBaron

Colorado Beagle

Sue Herrin

Kim Gutierrez

Cory Loomis

Great tour,very knowledgeable!

Malisa Niles

Excellent place to learn about mining & see mining equipment. Gold panning also is a fun family activity.

melvin armstrong

Take the recreated mine tour with the older lady tour guide who had family wking in the mine, and went to school with the first woman who worked in the mine

Amy V


Nice museum but the price is kind of high for what it is. I would recommend to travelers passing through to learn more about the history.

Joseph Bryan

Nice people, good exhibits, and overall good atmosphere.

margaret hobbs

Loved it. Very informative.

Glenn Schumacher

Orion Pullen

A cool piece of history

Roger Bara

Lots of interesting info on mining. A fun place to visit.

Randell Wilkes

Julian Battye

David Novotny

Very interesting place! Great tour of what the mine looked like with authentic drills. Our guide answered every question we had.

Trisha DeWitt

Had a great time touring and panning for gold! I would say a must do with the kiddos.

Kathy Gampert

James Rohl

Very informative and lots of Antique artifacts

Jennifer Peterson

Katie Melcher

Alison Scanlon

Stopped here on a whim after hiking the Homestead Trail to Lead from Deadwood. So glad we did! Friendly, knowledge guides and staff, thoroughly interesting tour about the mining process throughout the years, and an exhibit with lots of great artifacts. Highly recommend!

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