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Lead

Lead, South Dakota is located a few miles from Historic Deadwood in the Black Hills. It’s home to one of the richest gold finds in American history. During the gold rush of 1876, two brothers stumbled upon gold near the present day town.

They later sold their claim to publishing powerhouse, William Randolph Hearst, who was able to dig deeper and find a gold vein that produced oar for 125 years. Visitors can still tour the Homestake Visitors Center and learn all about the gold rush and its impact on the Black Hills.

Western Region

Attractions

Historic Homestake Opera House Add
Black Hills Mining Museum Add
Northern Hills Family Rec Center Add
Dakota Spur Hotel Add

Lodging

Rocky Point State Recreation Area Add
Terry Peak Lodge Add
Wickiup Village Cabins Add
Black Hills Cabin Rentals Add

Events

One Guy Christmas-Gordy Pratt On Stage Dinner Show 12/2/2014 Add
An Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Encounter 12/3/2014 Add
One Guy Christmas-Gordy Pratt On Stage Dinner Show 12/9/2014 Add
Black Hills Cowboy Christmas Ball 12/13/2014 Add
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Vacation Packages

Historic Deadwood Gaming Package - Game On! Book
Black Hills Stay and Tour Package Book
Mount Rushmore and the National Parks Package Book
Black Hills Fly Fishing Book
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