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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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calgary, alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Irvine, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Take your time and enjoy the scenery! great stops to take pictures and view wild life, tunnels makes this an exciting drive

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Pittsburgh, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We've seen some amazing sights since we made a bucket list of all the national parks, but none more amazing than the Needles highway in Custer State Park. This could be a national Park, but I hope it never is. South Dakota is doing an excellent job of keeping up the park. These spires and cliffs are awe inspiring -... More

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Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is great! Take lots of pictures, drive slow and enjoy! There are lots of place to pull over for picture taking.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We drove to Needle's Eye after our visit to Mt. Rushmore. It was a drive with twists and turns and many one way tunnels, which makes for very nerve racking moments. The formations are amazing. Worth the trip if you don't mind a slow drive and hairpin turns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Unlike anything else, a must see if you are in South Dakota. Go early and watch out for all of the motor cycles. My 9 year old was fascinated and my husband was in aw.

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Louisiana
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275 reviews 275 reviews
81 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We drove up on this structure and were fascinated with how it looked. There were a lot of people hanging around looking and climbing on it. The one way tunnel was awesome.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Needle highway is a lot of fun. Drive slowly. Enjoy the needle views of Mt Rushmore from the distance. Plenty of off road parking for the kiddos to explore. careful for motorcyclist

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