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Needles Eye

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Address: Custer, SD
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A geological formation located in Custer State Park.

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Spectacular views and sites that are ideal for photographers of all levels. Just plan to take your time and drive slow. Some of the views are a bit challenging as you go up the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rapid City, United States

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Rapid City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular views and sites that are ideal for photographers of all levels. Just plan to take your time and drive slow. Some of the views are a bit challenging as you go up the mountain and down narrow roadways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop, savor and let your imagination wonder:) What a great view driving through one our nations greatest drive-thrus👍

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving down the Needles Hwy was great. My only recommendation would be to have your travel mate do the driving so you can take in the beautiful views with both eyes!

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from The Needles eye stunning, the is a small car park here. This is on the Needles highway,

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your in the area you must take the Needles drive. Go toward Mount Rushmore and you get the full needle effect! No wide trailers and most trucks turn in their side mirrors. We saw mountain sheep and some beautiful views.

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needles Highway was really neat drive. My favorite stop was the Needles Eye Tunnel because I could climb up a rocky pathway and look down at the cars slowly driving through the tunnel. If you plan on doing the same thing, parking is limited and it can get crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This natural phenomenon is worth seeing. The rocks truly look like the eye of a needle. It fits with all the natural beauty in and around Custer, SD. There are many places to see in the area including the town of Custer, SD

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving the Needles Highway, you get great views. We also stopped at the iconic 'needle. Not much I can say, except that it was a wonderful drive. if you're in the area, go visit.

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The Needles Highway is so cool - the views just get better the further you get. When we arrived at Custer it was drizzly and we didn't stop that the Needles Eye, it was a crowded afternoon. We came back the next night though, at about 7pm and there were hardly any people there and we could easily park and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Needles Eye is a great example of nature's beauty. But even more beautiful are the views on the way here on the Needles Highway. A must see.

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