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A peaceful escape in Lead

Tucked into a corner of the Black Hills Mountains in South Dakota is the scenic town of Lead. Once a mining town, the city of Lead is better known today for its small-town vibe and vibrant natural features. Visitors interested in history can peruse the old Homestake Mine, while guests interested in science visit the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Those looking for Lead vacation rentals will find a peaceful atmosphere perfect for a weekend getaway with your friends, a romantic escape with your partner, or a family-friendly vacation.

Outdoor fun for the family in Lead

There are plenty of things to do in Lead, especially if you’re a fan of the outdoors. Visitors have a variety of hiking, biking, horseback riding, and walking opportunities thanks to the proximity of the George S. Mickelson Trail. At 109 miles long, this trail will ensure you never run out of scenery to admire. If you’re looking for Lead vacation rentals in the winter, you’ll have just as much fun strapping on your skis or hopping on your snowmobile and checking out one of the various resorts and lodges in the area.

Mine history and cultural attractions in Lead

Gather your family and take a trip back in time by heading to the Black Hills Mining Museum. Here, you’ll be able to explore the old Homestake Mine and see the history of gold mining in the region. The kids can even pan for their own gold to take home as a souvenir. The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center is just down the street and lets you glance down at the original deep ‘open cut’ area of the old mine. End the day with a concert at the Historic Homestake Opera House, which was originally built by the Homestake Gold Mine for entertainment.

Snowy winters make for outdoor fun in Lead

As one of the snowiest places in the United States, Lead lets you get your fill of winter sports. Lead snowfall rates reach an average of 158 inches each season, making it the perfect place to go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling. December through April are when the big snow starts falling. If warm and balmy weather is more your style, you’ll be pleased to know that June and July are also good times to look for Lead vacation rentals, as average temperatures make it up to 71 and 79 respectively.

Lead has natural beauty and rocky features

The biggest defining feature of Lead is the large open cut area left behind from the city’s mining days. The regional terrain also features a number of meadows, granite landings, streams, and alpine forests. Beyond the limits of town is the lush and tranquil beauty of the Black Hills National Forest. Inside this vast expanse, you might spot elk, bison, pronghorn, marmots, and other wild creatures frolicking through the prairies. You can also get from Lead to Mt. Rushmore in just over an hour.