Visitor information

Visitors should check in at the Yates Administration Building.

The Sanford Underground Research Facility does not provide public tours. However, the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center at 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. 

Scientists, contractors, teachers and others—must make appointments or other arrangements in advance. Call (605) 722-8650 for more information.