Born from the same gold rush that created nearby Deadwood, Lead now is where the search for gold has been replaced with a quest for science. Visitors can learn more about both at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. Not only can they see the legendary 1,000-foot-deep Homestake Open Cut, they can even hit a golf ball into it. Lead is also an ideal access point for the great outdoors, thanks to its trails and ski slopes. Make sure it’s a part of your next South Dakota adventure.