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Needles Highway

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Custer State Park, SD
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This scenic drive passes by tall rock formations and through tunnels.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was really surprised at how much you can do in this corner of South Dakota, apart from Mount Rushmore, and would have liked to have more time there. But you should not miss the Needles Highway, as well as the Wildlife Loop Road, which...More

Thank Anja H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed Needles Highway! We only wish we had come earlier in the month as I am sure the leaves were beautiful on the non pine trees!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 October 2017

After seeing Mount Rushmore, it is an easy drive over to the Needles Highway. It is worth the small admission price to see these interesting rock formations. They don't mark the Needles Eye very well and we missed it. Know where it was only after...More

Thank Sonogal
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Do it you wont be sorry loved every mile of it so beautiful cant wait to go back . Wished I had strapped ago pro to the front window . made iit there last week of October and it was 30 degrees centigrade such a...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

I have driven many hundreds of thousands of roads in my many years driving, but.... I have never driven as winding, and thrilling a road before. Keep in mind when we began the Needles Highway it was sunny and clear skied. Before reaching the "Eye...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very worth the trip. Must see, must stop place. When we got there, we seen some kids on the very top needle and was just astonished as to how they got up there. There were a lot of tourists when we were there but still...More

Thank Sherrie A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Needles Highway is absolutely beautiful any time of the year! The road twists its way through the Hills and there are many amazing views. There are tunnels where one can see Mount Rushmore through them. There are pig-tail curves and switch-backs requiring the driver...More

1  Thank Chaseins
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Needles Highway (Rt 87) was a highlight of the Black Hills for us. It is a 25 mph (mostly) twisty mountain road that takes you deep into the hills and gorges of this area. We saw lots of wildlife and even had a snow-white mountain...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

What a drive! The Needles Highway is more than just scenic. We took the drive from south to north. The narrow roadway weaves through beautiful forests and landscapes and culminates in passing around and through The Needles rocky spires. It is an amazing drive that...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Have seen many natural formations in the United States and this one ranks right up there with the most amazing. It takes a couple of hours to travel through, but each mile is quite fascinating. Well worth the state park entrance fee.

Thank rcr1rcr1
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11 September 2017|
Response from Hema R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Please see crazy horse from close not on the evening lights. Mt. Rushmore must be your evening lights view time. You can try to cover the sylvan lake in the middle but do visit Custer for the animals... More