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Needles Highway

South Dakota State Highway 87, Custer, South Dakota 57730 USA

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Fri 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Wifi

“Outdoors & Recreation in Custer, SD”

Deemed “impossible” to construct by its critics, Needles Highway—a National Scenic Byway—was completed in 1922 and includes 14 miles of sharp turns, low tunnels and impressive granite spires. The road lies within the 73,000 acre Custer State Park, just 30 miles south of Rapid City. 

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Reviewed by
sandymik

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 14, 2017
Rated 5.0

Well worth the travel. Glad we rented a car, dont think the motorhome would have made it through the tunnels. Do not miss this if you are in the area.

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Reviewed by
juicejr33

  • 15 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 16, 2018
Rated 5.0

Just amazing to drive through along with Custer state park and badlands!

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Reviewed by
johille

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 26, 2018
Rated 5.0

Searching for a hidden gem with photo stops at every turn? The Needle's Hwy IS IT. Plan at 1 full day. For hiking, boat paddling and driving from one awesone stop to the other.

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Reviewed by
danireis

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
October 22, 2017
Rated 5.0

Beautiful and worth the time to go on this road. Needles Eye Tunnel is amazing and worth getting out to take photos. We went off season and had more time to enjoy without a long line of cars.

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Reviewed by
ShengC

  • 26 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great scenic drive, long, winding road and spectacular view. Roads are narrow. We drive very slow, because it was raining. You dont want to miss this one.

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Reviewed by
Bailey Irene.

  • 28 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

Got lost and so glad we did. The Needles drive was a highlight of our trip. We got stuck in a hail storm driving through. It was great.

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Reviewed by
jgroves80

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 4.0

Very interesting drive. Watch the youtube videos to see what you are in for before the trip. Children may get nauseated by the twists and turns.

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Needles Highway

South Dakota State Highway 87
Custer, South Dakota
57730 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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