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Love the Needles

It is easier during the summer to do this highway from North to South. It is much easier to get... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Needles Highway a must

The Needles Eye is unique but really the highlight was driving the Needles Highway. This is a must... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Austin, TX
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A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock formations” (94 reviews)
“narrow tunnel” (29 reviews)
Custer, SD

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is easier during the summer to do this highway from North to South. It is much easier to get through the tunnel. It is a must see

Thank Dakotagirl777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Needles Eye is unique but really the highlight was driving the Needles Highway. This is a must do.

Thank roadie50
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Amazing place to visit at least once. Please come and experience a new way of life and history. Part of the Custer Magic.

Thank PBenja
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Our tour group stopped here and we were able to get out and explore for a while. This is another of the GREAT roads through Custer Park. This is absolutely an amazing rock formation and the area surrounding it is also so beautiful. A definite...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The scenic roads are twisty and sometimes narrow and you need to be careful negotiating the one lane tunnels but the scenery is special enough to reward the effort.

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Needles Eye was very interesting. It was amusing watching vehicles squeeze through the "Needles Eye"! Would definitely visit again just for the experience!

Thank bhb74
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had a few hours to spare before the evening lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore, so we drove the Needles Highway in Custer State Park. The $20 entrance fee took me by surprise, but then again, we were already there, so why not. It's not...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I would not take this drive if I were driving. Luckily my husband handled it just fine. Narrow tunnels where only one car can pass through at a time. We were here in Oct so traffic wasn't too bad. I can't imagine the horror of...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you don't mind driving on narrow roads with cliffs, you will find this place just stunning. The rock formations are out of this world and just amazing. Loved every second of this byway. Photographers dream.

Thank Sabine J
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Needles Eye is on a narrow, winding road about 14 miles in length. Full of scenery, rock formations and two tunnels, one is 8'4" wide. If you are in South Dakota, this is a must do along with the Wildlife Loop---both in Custer State...More

Thank ballhawg
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janet w
26 June 2017|
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Response from Barry C | Reviewed this property |
I think they would enjoy Wall Drug with giant Jackalopes, etc. as picture opportunities and the food. Badlands loop road is nearby and good to see. Needles highway in Custer State Park is interesting (dangerous in winter... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from old_mountie | Reviewed this property |
Ride it whenever you can if you are passing through. Did the trip last week in June on my Wing accompanied by my brother on his wing. There was not much traffic. Optimum time would be spring/fall outside of the school... More
tina r
29 June 2016|
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Response from WYOJuls | Reviewed this property |
My brother had his dog with: make note of the leash requirements in custer state park. The beaches are little more restrictive then the camp areas.