Lead South Dakota is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. It is just minutes from two ski resorts, Deadwood and all it has to offer, and less than one hour from Mt. Rushmore. Founded as a gold mining camp in the late 1800's, it became well known throughout the world for its gold production. The combination of the area's beauty, the colorful history and the multitude of attractions, makes Lead, South Dakota a must for your Black Hills Vacation.