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

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Short and sweet drive. Great views.

This area was remarkably different from the eastern side of Custer State Park. We almost missed "the eye of the needle". Stand in front of the information panel and look up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Susan R
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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This area was remarkably different from the eastern side of Custer State Park. We almost missed "the eye of the needle". Stand in front of the information panel and look up. There is the eye right in front of you. The tunnels were fun to drive through too.

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Lincoln, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to take the needle eye road for a lifetime experience and it didn't disappoint, although the road is scary at times with 12 thousand ft drops on one side and a mountain rock face on the other coupled with hairpin bends the majesty of the natural formations of rock are truly one of a kind, no wonder... More 

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Grand Haven, MI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Everyone should take this drive up to the needles eye. Make sure you get out of the car, take lots of pictures, maybe go on a hike. We have been here a few times. Most recently in May 2015 late afternoon, unfortunately it was rainy but the views were still spectacular.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Needle's Eye is a pretty cool geological formation that stands out among the numerous other rocks and spires in Custer State Park. We were there twice in a three day period. The first day, it was rather damp and foggy so the view of the surrounding area was limited. This prompted us to make time for a return trip,... More 

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Glendale, California
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544 reviews 544 reviews
156 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A must...Very picturesque. The drive there is awesome and allow enough time to see it. Near Sylven lake and the Cathedrals

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Hastings, Nebraska
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211 reviews 211 reviews
113 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great views!!! Drive slowly and stop a lot. The road is narrow so don't take a camper. We saw a Big Horn Sheep standing directly above us!!!

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have never seen such an amazingly shaped rock, in all my travels in England, Europe, Australia and of course the United States. The route that takes you to the Needles Eye is narrow, with just about enough road width, for 2 vehicles to pass, in opposite directions. There is an EXTREMELY NARROW TUNNEL, close to the Needles Eye rock.... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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51 helpful votes 51 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
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 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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