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Needles Eye

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

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Needles eye

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... read more

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

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 2 weeks ago 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive is absolutely gorgeous on the loop that includes Needles Eye, however, it is terribly dangerous. Why? Because tourists go through the tunnel at Needles Eye and stop to take a picture. They don't even pull off to the side of the road to take the picture, they just stop. I feared that we were going to get hit... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of beautiful scenic roads around Mount Rushmore, so we were surprised to hear that the toll for driving this road is $15. Not worth it and galling.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many other thousands, we rode our Harley to the Black Hills Rally in August. Needles Highway is a classic ride filled with a plethora of twisting, winding roads punctuated by the "needles" -the narrow, one-lane tunnels through the rock.

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Great Bend, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a beautiful drive and magnificent view. The drive getting there had interesting sights and really beautiful scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Getting to the Needles Eye was so much fun. We got there from the SE on Hwy 87, and it's located just after you drive through Tunnel #5 on the Needles Hwy. This is the smallest tunnel of the six at 8'4" wide, 12' high! We were so enthralled with the tunnel and scenery, we almost missed the Eye!

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

What a beautiful drive! There are many places to stop off and take pictures along the way. Such interesting rock formations and awe inspiring scenery! The one way tunnels were fun and a little nerve racking. This was my favorite part of our 3 day stay.

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Gurnee, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Such a cool drive! The one way tunnel and needles eye were awesome! Just keep your eyes peeled for looky loos who aren't exactly watching where they're driving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The Black Hills has many treasures and driving up to the Needles is something you don't want to miss.

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