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Address: Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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My husband and I rode this on rented Harley we picked up in Aurora, CO - it was a recommendation from our friends, and a MUST if you're riding in the area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I rode this on rented Harley we picked up in Aurora, CO - it was a recommendation from our friends, and a MUST if you're riding in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We traveled this and it was the highlight of our Black Hills experience. I would highly recommend. Just make sure you drive slowly and have mirrors that can be turned in. The tunnels are tight. It's a wonderful time.

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Dublin, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is only natural to take the Iron Mountain Road (part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway) to reach Custer Park. Engineers were tasked to ensure that this roadway was one with visual appeal, sparing no elements of design. There are three tunnels, strategically located to provide splendid views of Mt. Rushmore and spiraling bridges that connect ridges, making this... More 

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Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Take time to drive Iron Mountain Road. It is slow and curvy and beautiful. There are views of Mount Rushmore at a distance and it is just lovely. Take your time and do not rush like some people were doing. Enjoy the moment and the scenery. Exit through Custer State Park as I saw more buffalo there then on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Drive from the south towards the north so that as you come through some of the tunnels you will be looking at Mt. Rushmore. its a beautiful drive with many scenic pull offs. Tunnels are small but fine for a car but not for a large RV

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't be in a hurry as the road has a low speed limit! The scenery is great but what is best are the pigtail bridges, tunnels and switchbacks. It is worth doing!!!

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Fairfield, OH
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took numerous other reviewers' advice to travel this road toward Mt. Rushmore as to see the monument framed by the tunnel, and that view was definitely worth it, as were several other in-the-distance views of the carving. We got a number of good photos. The pigtail bridges were a new experience for us. We would definitely recommend taking this... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We drove Iron Mountain Road away from Mt. Rushmore instead of to it as recommended. We still got one tunnel view of Mt Rushmore, and the pigtail bridges are really cool. Some of my family had been to Mt Rushmore before but hadn't taken this drive, and they were so glad to get to experience it this time. Well worth... More 

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You won't be disappointed taking this road. Fantastic scenery. Driving north toward Mount Rushmore there are a few views of the monument which are wonderful. One lane tunnels through the mountain and a very winding picturesque road. Take your time. There are many switchbacks. Don't miss it.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a place for all types of people. Whether their historic buffs , animal lovers or just want a nice quiet place away from the rush but close enough to a city to satisfy everyone. Check the weather a week before you go because it changes often. Would move to the area in a minute if I could.

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