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The Facility

All visitors must make an appointment. Appointments will be verified at the Yates gate and visitors will check in at the Yates Administration Building.

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

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. 

Call (605) 722-8650 for more information.