- Our list of the best things to do in Lead, South Dakota, features the top 60 nearby activities — including 22 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Lead, SD has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 11 things to do within the city of Lead, SD , followed by 49 popular activities in nearby cities, including Deadwood, Spearfish, Sturgis, Belle Fourche, Nemo, Piedmont and Beulah
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, the Presidential Trail takes hikers up the base of Mount Rushmore, affording a tremendous view of its famous presidential sculptures. Hikers enjoy a low-incline trek under the watchful eye of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln.
Keystone, South Dakota is home to the Red Garter Saloon, a Wild West-inspired tavern, restaurant and dinner theater. Patrons enjoy live music, stand-up comedy and other lighthearted family-friendly entertainment during and after their meal.
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Black Hills National Forest Hwy 385 South, Keystone, SD MoreLess Info
Peaceful and serene, Horse Thief Lake provides an ideal place to enjoy a scenic nature walk or invigorating hike. Other activities such as fly fishing and picnicking are also welcome at this park.
The sculptor of Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum, is the focus of the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center. Visitors learn about Borglum's life and work, including the painstaking process the artist underwent while designing and executing the Mount Rushmore design.
Keystone, South Dakota is home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a national landmark whose fame is only surpassed by the Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore bears the carved likenesses of four Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Named after the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, Borglum Historical Center features a behind the scenes look at the effort, time, tools, and perseverance that went in to making one of the country's greatest wonders.