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Needles Eye

Address: Custer, SD
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I would recommend this trip. Very scenic trip up to the Needle and is what makes the Black Hills unique

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was a great drive. Unfortunately, the kids were asleep after a long day, so they missed most of it. The rock formations were fantastic... just so unique and unlike anything we have seen before. It is amazing to think that these rocks were the initial inspiration for Mt. Rushmore. I can't even imagine the founding fathers being carved into... More 

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missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a must see!! It actually looks like the eye of a needle. Beautiful drive but kinda of narrow in places. Very beautiful scenery

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Miller
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A very beautiful and scenic drive! The needles were the inspiration for the carving of Mt Rushmore. Doane Robinson thought that we could carve figures on the needles, but they were too thin and weathered to support a carving, thus Mt Rushmore. You can hike right into the middle of them by taking the catheridal spires trail. You can climb... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great granite rock formations!! The road to the Needle narrows down to one lane big enough for a pick up truck fit through. Took many photo's of the "Eye of the Needle". The Black Hills offers many sights to see. Such as Crazy Horse Mnt. ,Spear Fish Canyon.

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was totally terrific and took lots of pictures from different angles. There is a small pull off to stop. We were there during the Sturgis Bike rally so it was really crowded.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Mt. Rushmore, drive the Needles Hwy loop. Lots of towering rock formations, tunnels thru rocks, breath taking views.

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N. Canton, Ohhio USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The rock formation's are humbling. The narrow tunnel's are a tad intimidating, but the smooth formation of the rock's renderes you speechless. A MUST SEE and experience in ones lifetime.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this was a great trip up the winding mountain roads with the rocks visible in the distance to suddenly find yourself going under the needles and then pulling over to see them up close. Well worth the drive but pick a clear day :-)

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Eureka, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a must see area of Custer, SD. Easy drive, but recommended for larger vehicles. Great turnouts to stop and view the outstanding scenery.

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