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Needles Eye

Custer, SD
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Rock climbing
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Owner description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Kansas City, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent several hours driving the Needles Highway, taking lots of photographs along the way and at Needles Eye. Nature is wonderful. Thank you, God, for such beauty.

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Saco, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is actually more of a review of the Needles Highway. We missed the needle's eye as there was no sign from the direction from which we came. Passed the turnout where there were a few cars and figured after we went by that was probably it. The views on the rest of the road were great so it was... More

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Nashville,Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was a highlight of our drive. We were driving a suburban. Yes, it will fit through the needle tunnel without having to fold mirrors in. It is absolutely amazing. It does require payment to drive through. It's definitely worth it!

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

With having been here during a biking event this was I must stop when I was here with my family. I felt more comfortable driving these roads in an automobile then on my motorcycle. To be able to drive through the mountains is simply breathtaking and the scenery is second to none.

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Groveland,CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really neat drive...watch for mountain goats..we saw 3..have your camera ready..love the tunnels....

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