We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Needles Eye

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Custer, SD
Website
Description:

A geological formation located in Custer State Park.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,074 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 833
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
One narrow tunnel and few others

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
FreeAdventurer
,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Add Photo Write a Review

1,074 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,043: English reviews
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
129 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank FreeAdventurer
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank unionmaid52
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Helpful?
Thank mylocofamily
Lewellen, Nebraska
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank 681mjb
Rapid City, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

Helpful?
Thank O8428UXdougm
Level Contributor
176 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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👍

Helpful?
Thank Froomcat
Virginia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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!

Helpful?
Thank bnterry
Bedfordshire
Level Contributor
122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The views from The Needles eye stunning, the is a small car park here. This is on the Needles highway,

Helpful?
Thank RGB25
Lloydminster, Canada
Level Contributor
61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If your in the area you must take the Needles drive. Go toward Mount Rushmore and you get the full needle effect! No wide trailers and most trucks turn in their side mirrors. We saw mountain sheep and some beautiful views.

Helpful?
Thank Happycamper999
La Verne, California
Level Contributor
191 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Needles Highway was really neat drive. My favorite stop was the Needles Eye Tunnel because I could climb up a rocky pathway and look down at the cars slowly driving through the tunnel. If you plan on doing the same thing, parking is limited and it can get crowded.

Helpful?
Thank Pandamonium1362

Travellers who viewed Needles Eye also viewed

 

Been to Needles Eye? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Needles Eye and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Needles Eye staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?