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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
Thu 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Wifi
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“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
ShengC

  • 26 Reviews
  • 2 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
BaileyIreneTriplett

  • 28 Reviews
  • 0 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 1, 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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  • Independent
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  • No Wifi
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