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Needles Eye

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Address: Custer, SD

A geological formation located in Custer State Park.

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Black Hills Magic

Another 'must do' place in the Black Hills. On Needles Highway, this was our second visit and again, in awe of this amazing place. Have plenty of water and food and take time to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Perry W
Queensland, Australia

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another 'must do' place in the Black Hills. On Needles Highway, this was our second visit and again, in awe of this amazing place. Have plenty of water and food and take time to explore the area available. The rock formations and landscape are out of this world. Highly Recommend to see this area. My most favourite place in the... More 

Thank Perry W
Watertown, South Dakota
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Driving through The Needles you could hear ahhhs and woos the whole time. Not a tour for large or wide vehicles as the eye of the Needle is quite narrow!

Thank Marian F
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area of Custer State Park, definitely take a trip to drive this route. If you are driving a large vehicle you will definitely have white knuckles at the end of your drive. :-)

1 Thank edisonck
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you are there you’ll realize why it is fantastic, if you’re luck you may see some mountain goats around, but be careful the coming cars, so move slowly with horn, turn around and go again. The mountains around like the needle. Along the way, you’ll pass some others like Iron Creek tunnel and others with no name.

Thank FreeAdventurer
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Custer state Park is one of my favorite places in the u.s. This attraction is one of many beautiful attractions in this area. The road is quite narrow with natural stone tunnels that may not accommodate R.V.'s that have a very high profile.

1 Thank unionmaid52
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We slowly drove through Needles Hwy & wow gorgeous scenery. Exciting to go through the narrow tunnels with our RENTAL haha! Our kids LOVED it too!

Thank mylocofamily
Lewellen, Nebraska
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Plan on taking your time driving the Needles Highway. Take advantage of the pull outs to park so that the driver can enjoy the views also! Be aware of pedestrians in and near the pull outs also.

Thank 681mjb
Rapid City, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Spectacular views and sites that are ideal for photographers of all levels. Just plan to take your time and drive slow. Some of the views are a bit challenging as you go up the mountain and down narrow roadways.

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79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Stop, savor and let your imagination wonder:) What a great view driving through one our nations greatest drive-thrus👍

Thank Froomcat
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Driving down the Needles Hwy was great. My only recommendation would be to have your travel mate do the driving so you can take in the beautiful views with both eyes!

Thank bnterry

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