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Needles Highway

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Needles Highway

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Don't bother renting a car or planning a thing with this private tour to three celebrated South Dakota monuments: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park. After a hassle-free pickup from your hotel, your personal guide transports you to these three landmarks. You visit each attraction—with entry fees included—and learn more as you go with the help of your guide's expert commentary.
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Jim B wrote a review Oct 18
100 contributions25 helpful votes
Tons of great views on the drive. It was snowing during our trip so the road was very slippery. Be aware that they do not plow the road in winter so it will be snow covered or impassible during winter. Very light traffic during our visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MNice wrote a review Oct 17
Bloomington, Minnesota1,874 contributions162 helpful votes
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Of course there are many pictures of the Needles Highway and lots of reviews. So here is a couple of quick tips if you are traveling with a family and watching your budget. First, buy gas and food when you are not in the Black Hills tourist towns (e.g. buy gas in Rapid City or along the I-90 corridor). Second, you don’t have to pay to go into Custer State Park although you get better views and more tunnels. There are several pull-offs on the way to Custer Park that you can see the rock formations and hike 3-4 miles. There is one tunnel you go through prior to arriving at the entrance of Custer State Park. If you are on a quick driving tour you can these things as well as Mt Rushmore without paying all the fees.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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C Amy wrote a review Oct 12
107 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a beautiful drive. The mountain views are so unbelievable!! I would highly recommend that you drive this. The tunnels are so cool through the mountains. Scary but really, really cool. Loved this whole road. Scary but beautiful.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ShuL-0831 wrote a review Oct 7
pittsburgh137 contributions17 helpful votes
It's a beautiful drive that rewards you with breathtaking views and keeps your heart racing the entire ride - not just from the beauty, but also because of the heights. We decided to take this scenic drive to Sylvan Lake, and I'm so glad we had - even though I'm terrified of heights and literally closed my eyes briefly at a couple of spots. So this is an absolutely amazing drive. The view at the top was absolutely stunning! And the view coming out of the second tunnel (going towards Sylvan Lake) was so impressive! If you take the drive from this direction, I recommend slowing down to pull over coming out. The entire drive was just so rewarding. However, you need to be ready to drive with the feeling that you can go off the cliff at times. It's pretty narrow and winding for the most part.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amanda L wrote a review Oct 6
Appleton, Wisconsin155 contributions15 helpful votes
This highway is worth the trip to South Dakota itself! The mountain views are unbelievable! It's one of the prettiest spots we've visited in the U.S.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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