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Address: Custer State Park, Custer, SD

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Iron Mountain Rd (Hwy 16A)

Iron Mountain Road is a twisty 17 mile stretch of road south of Keystone SD. This section of road has 3 tunnels that you can look through, perfectly framing Mt. Rushmore (if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Iron Mountain Road is a twisty 17 mile stretch of road south of Keystone SD. This section of road has 3 tunnels that you can look through, perfectly framing Mt. Rushmore (if you don't see it going through a tunnel, turn around and look the other direction.) There area also 3 pig-tail wooden bridges, over 400 bends and twists and... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a wonderful drive among the mountains of South Dakota. After driving from the east and seeing only prairies for miles and miles, this drive was a delight. It is "an attraction" in itself!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Because of the lack of snow we were able to spend a wonderful day driving around on Iron Mountain Road taking in views of Mt Rushmore and stopping along the way to take pictures of the scenery. The bonus of this time of year is no traffic to worry about when entering the tunnels and pulling over along the side... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our kids just love travelling this road. There are tunnels that you can honk before entering as they are one lane only. You can also catch a great view of Mount Rushmore. The road can get a little scary at some points so be aware!

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Centennial, Colorado
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Iron Mountain Road is very scenic and you cant go very fast because for the 17 mile drive it has 314 curves, 14 switcbacks,3 pigtails,3 tunnels, 2 splits and 4 famous presidents. When you go through a tunnel there are places to pull off the road and you can get awsome views of Mt. Rushmore. The drive is peaceful and... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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68 helpful votes 68 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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