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Needles Eye

Custer, SD
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Activities: Rock climbing
Owner description: A geological formation located in Custer State Park.
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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 NEW

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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23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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N. Canton, Ohhio USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The rock formation's are humbling. The narrow tunnel's are a tad intimidating, but the smooth formation of the rock's renderes you speechless. A MUST SEE and experience in ones lifetime.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

this was a great trip up the winding mountain roads with the rocks visible in the distance to suddenly find yourself going under the needles and then pulling over to see them up close. Well worth the drive but pick a clear day :-)

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Eureka, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a must see area of Custer, SD. Easy drive, but recommended for larger vehicles. Great turnouts to stop and view the outstanding scenery.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent several hours driving the Needles Highway, taking lots of photographs along the way and at Needles Eye. Nature is wonderful. Thank you, God, for such beauty.

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Saco, Maine
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16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is actually more of a review of the Needles Highway. We missed the needle's eye as there was no sign from the direction from which we came. Passed the turnout where there were a few cars and figured after we went by that was probably it. The views on the rest of the road were great so it was... More 

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