Black Hills Mining Museum
|Distance||About 55 miles|
|Time Needed:||Tour takes about an hour, the time you spend in the museum depends on your interest in the topic.|
|Best Time To Go:||Anytime. Open all year. Summer hours, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. daily.|
|Directions:||Take US16A north out of Keystone and US16 west to US385. Take US385 north to junction with US85. Take US85 south, about 3 miles. Museum is located in downtown Lead at 325 W. Main.|
|Highlights:||Simulated underground tour of modern gold mine.|
Open All Year
| This is the
only place in the Hills where you can get an idea of what
a modern underground gold mine is like. (The Homestake
mine is now closed.) Exhibits feature life-sized models of
various gold-mining operations.
The museum was established by former miners at the Homestake Gold Mine and includes a great deal of detailed information about gold mining as well as a nice collection of artifacts and memorabilia..
Info: Black Hills Mining Museum, PO Box 694, Lead, SD, 57754. Phone: 605-584-1605. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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