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Address: Custer, SD
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A geological formation located in Custer State Park.

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Take the drive along Needles Highway - it is well worth the trip when you see all the incredible formations - and occasional deer romping through the trees - as you traverse the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the drive along Needles Highway - it is well worth the trip when you see all the incredible formations - and occasional deer romping through the trees - as you traverse the winding roads.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling up from Custer State Park, we made our way to this awesome site. Only big enough for one way traffic, the day we were there I watched a bus inch thru this opening ever so slowly. Amazingly he made it without a scratch, but thats how tight it is. The other thing are the giant glazier bolders that line... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really to be driving through, must be patient just in case you have a long line of cars because it is only one way.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pack sandwiches for the day and take the long drive around with cameras as full battery. You many run into wildlife too!

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Thank Elizabeth I
Kernersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The cliffs were amazing and scenic route was great. We drove thru quite a few tunnels but was amazed to see full size commercial buses going thru them to with only inches on each side to spare. Out standing pictures can be taken here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As far as cool geological formations go, this is probably one of the coolest we've seen in our journeys. Do remember large vehicles may have issues with the tunnels! This is a must visit in Custer.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Custer, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Plan on spending some extra time walking some of the trails in the Needles area of Custer State Park. The Needles Eye is an exceptional spot, Cathedral Spires Trail just a few minutes down the road will be memerable.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This drive was scenic and a bit scary in several locations where the road drops away on the side without a shoulder. Grip the wheel tightly, pay attention, and enjoy. The tunnel at the top by the needle was truly interesting and worth a stop. We were there during Sturgis and they have crossing guards at the tunnel, which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a loverly drive with some lovely scenery it is best done on a sunny day and a camera is a must, some parts of the highway are quite narrow so be careful! So glad to have done this drive its all part of the atraction of the black hills

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Needles highway will have you enthralled from beginning to end. Around every turn there is a photo you just have to have. Find a place to park and get out and walk a little. The formations are awe inspiring and so interesting up close. Wouldn't recommend this road if there is any ice present. We did the drive twice to... More 

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