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Address: Custer, SD
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Activities: Rock climbing
Description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.

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Still love this drive, one of my favorite memories of SD

LOVE the drive. Have done twice now. Once years ago with small kids, now with adults. The way I went this time was by far my favorite. We went earlier in the morning, NO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

LOVE the drive. Have done twice now. Once years ago with small kids, now with adults. The way I went this time was by far my favorite. We went earlier in the morning, NO backed up traffic. Easy parking and stopping to take pictures. This time we came from the north heading south. One of my favorite drives.

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Maryville, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Motoring thru the Needles Eye Park was such a treat. It's a one of a kind trip thru crazy rock formations, with the bonus of wild donkeys looking for carrots at the end.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth the drive and part of your Custer Park pass. Tough to stop and enjoy sometimes, but there are pull overs available.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This location was on our bucket list during our stay for the Sturgis Rally and did not disappoint. Allow for a lot of time as there are many tight turns on Needles Highway. Signage to this location is good.

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Huron, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Be ready for a thrilling ride getting here. White knuckle curves but unbelievable views. Been there three times and would do it again!

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Edgerton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in the area of Custer State Park this drive is a MUST DO! You will be AMAZED at the rock formations on the Needles Highway. Mywhe family loved it!!!

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Washington, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing on this stretch of highway in Custer State Park. I highly recommend it. It's easily viewed from inside the vehicle, but there are also ample areas to stop and get out for photos.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful drive - with plenty of opportunities to get out and hike if you're so inclined. Either way, make sure your vehicles brakes are good and the driver is comfortable with hairpin turns and tight squeezes (it's totally worth the pucker factor you may experience!) LOL. Have that camera ready, too. Lots and lots of photo ops along the way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great motorcycle route. There is lots of traffic on this road so take your time and beware of large tourist buses trying to make those sharp curves. Make sure your camera is ready for all the sites. Lots to see. There is a small fee to travel this road.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Its an amazing view and a cool stone structure, however the parking and the crowds can really make enjoying it hard. Advice: Come super early or late in the evening to avoid the crowds to fully enjoy the short attraction.

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Address: Custer, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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