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“awesome byway”

Ranked #214 of 472 things to do in South Dakota
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Owner description: A scenic road named for the South Dakota governor and senator, through the Black Hills.
Bonita Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
488 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“awesome byway”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

From Keystone, SD, we wandered onto US-16A … the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. Now THAT’S a scenic byway. Beautiful curved roads that wound their way through evergreen forests and through a series of tunnels. At the end of at least two of the one-lane tunnels were amazing views of the four presidents. Norbeck did a fine job of creating this drive. At some point, we were on Needles Highway as well. Both are well worth it.

Custer State Park in the Black Hills honors General Custer, and contains French Creek, where Custer's expedition first discovered gold in 1874. (FYI, Little Big Horn is in Montana.) Its 71,000 acres boast several scenic drives, including the granite spires of Needles Highway and the 1300 bison along Wildlife Loop Road. The park is also home to pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, wild turkeys, and a band of friendly burros, although we saw only buffalo, antelope and prairie dog.

2 Thank Spoonball
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Thin narrow and very scarry”
Reviewed May 13, 2010

We did not enjoy this route. It is full of curves and there is no guide rail on the side of the mountain. There are several tunnels to go through one at a time so you have to wait on the side until someone gets through the tunnel. It is one way up and down so once you start you have to finish, this is not a good route if you are afraid of heights.

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