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The Facility

All visitors must make an appointment prior to arriving at the lab. Appointments will be verified by security at the Yates Complex gate.

Visitors will check in at the Yates Administration Building. U.S citizens must present a valid government issued I.D. such as a driver's license of military I.D. Non-U.S. citizens must present a valid passport. 

Construction contractors should contact their assigned project manager prior to accessing the facility. 

Call (605) 722-8650 for more information.

The Sanford Underground Research Facility does not provide public tours. However, the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, 160 West Main Street in Lead (at the Open Cut), offers trolley tours of Lead, a drive through our surface campus and a guided visit to the Yates Shaft hoistroom. Trolley tours are available May through December. For more information, contact the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center at (605) 584-3110.