- 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
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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, SD MoreLess Info
Airplane and space exploration enthusiasts always linger in the South Dakota Air & Space Museum, dedicated to preserving aircraft and other flight paraphenalia. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits. Tours are also available.
Custer State Park in Custer, South Dakota contains four lakes and is known for its trout population. The park's waters also contain almost 200 other fish species. Campgrounds and trails also make this park extremely popular throughout the year.
Visitors to Rushmore Cave in Keystone, South Dakota take part in a panoply of thrilling activities, including guided expeditions into the bowels of the cave. Other options include panning for gold, ziplining and an interactive 3-D first-person-shooter ride.
Custer, South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest is a spruce forest managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It runs a popular Christmas tree permit program that allows permit holders to source their own Christmas tree from designated areas within the forest.
Considered to be part of the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Native American Educational & Cultural Center tries to enhance the experience of visitors at the memorial. Several hands-on activities are available at the center, including 'make and take' tables where crafts can be created and then taken home.
The Orientation & Communications Center serves as an educational experience for visitors to the Crazy Horse Memorial. Several exhibits are on display which tell the story of Native American history in the area and the stories of tribe members.
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1020 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730 MoreLess Info
Scott's Rock Shop & Free Museum is a geology museum and shop that features agates, minerals and fossils. They also offer jewelry, lapidary equipment, rockhounding supplies, landscaping rocks and other specialty items.