Broken Boot Gold Mine


Broken Boot Gold Mine

Step into the Black Hills' best underground mine tour and return to a time when the powerful punch of a miner's pick and the roaring boom of another dynamite blast signaled the ongoing search for the richest veins of gold on Earth.

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  • Visit this authentic and historic gold mine in Deadwood, South Dakota. 
  • Top-rated tour guides make the Broken Boot Gold Mine tours one of the best in the area. 
  • Pan for gold – you’re even guaranteed to find gold. 
  • $6/adult for tour, $4/children 6-17, $8/person gold panning 
  • Open 8am to 6pm, mid-May through mid-September.


Top-notch tour guides make the Broken Boot Gold Mine one of the best places in the Black Hills to explore the rich history of the gold rush of the late 1800s. Established in 1878, Broken Boot Gold Mine produced gold and iron pyrite (also known as fool’s gold) for almost 30 years before shutting down in the early 1900s. Today, the mine operates as a tourist attraction, giving visitors a chance to step back in time, learn about historic gold mines and even pan for gold themselves.


Broken Boot Gold Mine is located near the intersection of Upper Main Street and Highway 14, near the southwest edge of Deadwood, South Dakota.


Broken Boot Gold Mine is open from 8am to 6 pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Reservations are recommended for large groups.

Tours begin every 30 minutes.


Tour tickets are $6/adult, $5/senior or military, $4/children 6-17 and free for children under 5. Gold panning costs $8/person.

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For more information about Broken Boot Gold Mine, call 605-578-1876, email or visit

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