Local Attractions


Winter Months

Lead, South Dakota, on average receives over one hundred inches of snow throughout the winter. This allows the Black Hills to have a fantastic base for skiers and snowmobilers. 

Skiing - The Town Hall Inn is a great hotel choice for your trip to Terry Peak or Ski Mystic Deer Mountain

Skiing usually opens up the day after Thanksgiving. There are two slopes in the area, both just minutes from the Town Hall Inn.

•  Ski Mystic Deer Mountain http://www.skimystic.com - For more information call 605.580.1169. Ski Mystic Deer Mountain offers ski lessons, skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

•  Terry Peak Ski Resort http://www.terrypeak.com - For more information call 605.584.2165. Terry Peak offers skiing and snowboarding.

Snowmobiling - The Town Hall Inn is conveniently located to serve as your hotel when snowmobiling

Snowmobiling trails will be groomed and open December 15th. There are over 300 miles of groomed trails and over 2,000 miles of off-trail access. The Town Hall Inn has off-street parking for trailers, and our guests also are welcome to utilize parking at Ski Mystic Deer Mountain (please check in at their office for directions to the assigned parking area).


Spring, Summer and Autumn

Lead Main Street - You will find many lovely stores that host a variety of items. We have antique stores, & eateries, museums, art galleries, and the Historic Homestake Opera House all on Main Street. Also, take time out to see many of the historic houses or buildings located around Lead. For more information on what Lead has to offer contact the Lead Area Chamber at 605.584.1100.

The Town Hall Inn is a fabulous choice as a Deadwood Hotel alternative

Deadwood, SD - A great place to take a step back in time. This town has done a fabulous job in restoring the Historic Main Street. Deadwood is just three miles from the Town Hall Inn. While in Deadwood, check out Mt. Moriah, where Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are buried. For more information on Deadwood and what they have to offer, contact the Deadwood Area Chamber at 605.578.1876.

The Days of '76 Museum features Old West and Native American artifacts and over 60 historic horse-drawn vehicles, including the original Deadwood Stage.

The Adams Museum and House, built in 1892, is an elegant Victorian mansion turned museum following a detailed restoration. The Adam House Museum tells the story of two 19th century families and reveals a cultured lifestyle not commonly associated with the American West. 605.578.1714.

Biking the Mickelson Trail - The Town Hall Inn hotel is well-situated near one end of the trail

The George S. Mickelson Trail is a great place for biking, skiing, horseback riding, or walking. Named one of the top biking trails in the country, the Mickelson Trail hugs steep granite walls, slips through tunnels and crosses over 100 historic trestles along the 110 mile route from Edgemont to Deadwood. At a grade of no more than 4%, the Mickelson Trail noses its way through the most scenic places in the Black Hills.  The crushed gravel and sand trail passes world class attractions like Crazy Horse Memorial, through old mining towns, and rocky canyons.  A loop trail winds into Custer State Park, home to 1300 free roaming buffalo.  Riders who want a leisurely pace should plan a three day bike trip and cover about 40 miles a day. For more information call Black Hills Trail Office at 605.584.3896.

Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors and Waterfalls - The Town Hall Inn is a great place for leaf peepers

The 20 mile Spearfish Canyon National Scenic By-way is located on Highway 14A and twists through a 19-mile gorge. In the canyon, you’ll discover three waterfalls, hiking trails and a blue ribbon trout stream. The Spearfish loop also includes the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, and the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery along Spearfish Creek. Enjoy the cool freshness of Spearfish Creek, Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls along the canyon. This is a great place to fish, hike, bike, or picnic.

The Homestake Gold Mine Surface Tour & Visitor Center  in Lead is open daily during the summer months of June, July, and August and Monday-Saturday from September to May. The center offers surface tours of the Homestake Gold Mine which run daily. This center also features a short informative film regarding Homestake, historic and educational memorabilia, and a fabulous gift shop. You can also view the Historic Open Cut, the original claim of the Homestake Mining Company back in 1876. For more information on the center and the tours please call the Visitor Center at 605.584.3110.

Black Hills Mining Museum  in Lead is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. This establishment allows you to take a step back in time and explore the rich and colorful history of Lead and gold mining in the Black Hills. You can view many historical items such as machinery that was used to actually mine the gold in the Homestake Gold Mine and other area mines.

Crazy Horse Memorial & Mt. Rushmore National Monument are just over an hour from the Town Hall Inn on south Hwy 385.

The Historic Homestake Opera House is located just a block away from the Town Hall Inn.

This historic building hosts many events year-round, including concerts, dance, musicals, community theatre and weddings. You can schedule private tours (Tue-Fri at 2pm) by calling 605-584-2067.  Please see their website for additional information and booking of your event.