Guided Simulated Mine Tours

The museum's experienced and knowledgeable guides will escort you on a fascinating and informative 45 minute tour of our simulated underground level of a gold mine - the only comprehensive look at both early-day and modern underground mining to be found in the Black Hills. This realistic exhibit was created by more than 140 miners and former mine employees.

Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and start on the hour, starting at 9:00am with the last tour starting at 4:00pm. (tour times are subject to change without notice)

Reservations are not necessary, however guests may call in advance to confirm times.

Gold Panning

Gold panning takes place in our indoor panning tanks. With the help of an experienced gold panner you will learn how it was done before modern technology. Each panner leaves with their very own sample of gold they panned themselves! Cost is $8.00 per pan. (price subject to change without notice)