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Needles Eye

Custer, SD
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Rock climbing
Description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Lenoir, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the views, the individual formations and the tunnels - super drive. Some of us walked through the tunnels while the vehicle folowed

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midwest
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is the best drive ever! Maybe enjoying it with perfect weather and the top down in the convertible gave it an unfair advantage, but it is/was so exciting, I don't know if a drive could be any more epic. The whole area is amazing, and for far more than the drives. We didn't have time for the Spires hike/trail,... More

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Longview, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved the great rock formations and the tunnels carved thru the rocks that only allowed one car at a time to pass. We were amazed at the huge tour busses that made it thru the tunnels, I just wish we could have seen the look on peoples faces as they went thru the tunnels , it really looks like... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a great drive. The rock formations and scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of places to pull over and take pics. You should allow at least 2 hours to drive this.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We drove Needles Highway when we visited Custer State Park. It was so incredible! the rock formations were unbelievable. The road was so cool, twists and turns. The one lane tunnels are the highlight of the road. The tunnels are the actual rock formations that you drive thru. One is so narrow you wonder how your car will get through!!... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Needles Highway is well worth the drive, beautiful scenery and the eye is not to be missed.. Lots of winding roads and many pull off places make this a great place for photogs

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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This attraction on the Needles Highway in Custer Park is definitely worth a look. My only complainant is that driving north to south the signage can be difficult to locate. Also if you're not ready for the first tunnel and looking for a place to park, you can run out of space quickly. When you see several vehicles parked irregularly,... More

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calgary, alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This area is truly amazing! We toured it on a motorbike which made it all the more thrilling. The area where the needle is is quite small and not a lot of parking. Be courteous and use the least amount of space to park your vehicle. You can climb all around this area and even get on top of the... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Definitely check out the Needles Eye! It's just a quick stop to see this one-of-a-kind rock formation. Makes a very cool picture- don't miss it!

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Adrian, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Take the time to drive Needles Hwy, it's a must see in Custer State Park. There are many places to pull over and take pictures. The one lane tunnels are cool.

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