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Mine in Lead

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Gape at the 1250ft-deep Homestake Gold Mine to see what open-pit mining can do to a mountain. Nearby are the same mine's shafts, which plunge more than 1.5 miles below the surface and are now being used for physics …
American in Lead

Stampmill Restaurant & Saloon

With brick walls, wooden booths and plenty of taxidermy, you can easily get into the frontier spirit at this atmospheric 1890s-era saloon. It whips up some fantastic soups. Drink too much at the bar and you can head…