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Needles Eye

Address: Custer, SD
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Ranked #3 of 33 things to do 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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Watertown, South Dakota
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154 reviews 154 reviews
60 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is not to be missed. Great views on this scenic road. The road is very fun to drive. There is so much to look at its hard to drive!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Highly recommended by many friends who had ridden this road before, we decided it was definitely on our to-do list. There was quite a bit of traffic, being a holiday weekend, but we were able to enjoy many of the hair-pin turns this road is notorious for. If you're riding in the area.....DO IT!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The road is filled with curves and hills and something to see around every bend. Make sure to stop and see the chipmonks at the turnout just past the needle!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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