High in the Black Hills, perched precariously on its steep inclines stands one of South Dakota’s most memorable communities – Lead. Located just minutes from Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Spearfish Canyon, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Custer State Park and Devils Tower, Lead is your perfect basecamp. A half-dozen hotels, bed and breakfasts, unique restaurants, private attractions, parks and museums allow visitors to relax and savor the beauty of the Northern Black Hills.
The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor’s Center and Black Hills Mining Museum provide an inside look at mining and its history in the Black Hills. Daylight hours offer hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting or fishing in spring, summer or fall.