The City of Lead is situated in the heart of the northern Black Hills. A rich mining history and outstanding outdoor activities describe the community that was first settled in 1876 during the Black Hills Gold Rush. The Black Hills Mining Museum and the Homestake Visitor Center are just two of the numerous attractions that must be visited when traveling to Lead. Hiking, mountain and road biking, trail running, hunting and fishing, automobile touring and sightseeing are among the summer activities in and around Lead. In the winter, downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling are the outdoor activities of choice. You are always invited to stop and visit the beautiful mountain community of Lead.