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“Awesome drive!!”
Review of Needles Highway

Needles Highway
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Ranked #12 of 493 things to do in South Dakota
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Owner description: This scenic drive passes by tall rock formations and through tunnels.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's gorgeous and fun - nice and curvy, fun little tunnels to go through and room to park and watch others go through! Also, a couple pull-offs along the way to do some hiking if you'd like. We did the hike up to Little Devil's Tower and it was awesome - great view! On top of one of the highest rocks out there. We saw some people climbing some of the needles =) Make sure you have enough gas to get around!

4  Thank dsoccer2287
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Amazing drive through the cathedral spires and the "needles eye" tunnel. It was fun to see the rock climbers way up on the spires, too! The kids especially loved all the little chipmunks, just don't feed them, please. Views are spectacular and the surroundings awe inspiring.

1  Thank egore75
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

While driving through the Black Hills we had the pleasure of driving Needles Highway. The twists, turns, rock formations and narrow tunnels make this a unique attraction. One piece of advice after driving the entire circle would be to stop at Cathedral, turn around and depart by the same route. Beyond Cathedral the scenery is less noteworthy, the drive is long and slow, and with the exception of the occasional bison we really saw nothing of interest. Definitely recommend.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a great scenic drive to do while in the Black Hills. There are lots of twists and turns as the road takes you high up into the hills. The views are fantastic! The tunnels are fun to drive through!!

1  Thank RoadTripfromIL
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

After hours of driving in the plains, we were amazed to come upon this gem. The highway wasn't crowded, which was good beause we had to continually go through low and narrow tunnels. On the sides of the highway were unique rock formations with the highlight being the Needle's Eye. This is a must-do!!!!

Thank camperchic
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