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Needles Highway, South Dakota

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#5 of 6 in Scenic Drive in South Dakota
Needles Highway is located in South Dakota. To visit Needles Highway and other attractions in Custer, use our Custer vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    If you like scenery, then this is a trip to take. Lots of interesting rock formations and wildlife to see. We drove this on the way up to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We went to Mt Rushmore from Custer on Iron Mountain Road. We went back to Custer to the hotel, then went the Needles for the lighting ceremony and it was so much better. Truly amazing. We started prob...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This drive is terrific as all previous reviewers have said. With 14 miles of sharp turns, low tunnels and impressive granite spires,it looks like a Giant got a box of rocks, tossed the and threw them ...  more »

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Where to stay in Custer

You'll feel like you're experiencing life in the Old West on the outskirts of Custer, where several vacation cabins combine the grandeur of the Black Hills' scenery with amenities such as in-room televisions and Wi-Fi. Many are located just a short drive from Main Street. For a real adventure, consider staying in one of the area's campgrounds. To explore Custer's cultural delights on foot, book a room in a downtown hotel, motel, or bed and breakfast.
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