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Custer State Park Safari Jeep Small-Group Tour
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This scenic drive passes by tall rock formations and through tunnels.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Custer State Park, SD
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow. Needles highway is amazing. The drive is worth the trip. Take some extra time and make sure to go and at least see the needles. The views are absolutely stunning. Swing into sylvan lake and check that out too. Such a beautiful part of...More

Thank Bcrots88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had just finished our drive through Custer State Park and came across the needles highway sign. I’m so happy we decided to spend some more time in the car. The views are breathtaking! Make sure to take your time and enjoy. Get out of...More

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this drive enough. This is a MUST DO! We rented a convertible and the drive was amazing. You truly do have to drive very slow, 20-35 mph. Drive the hair pin turns, switchbacks and through the narrow tunnels. One of which you...More

Thank soonerlegend
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad we learned about this. It was one of the most interesting and beautiful things we've done so far. The one lane bridges were incredible. We saw deer and chipmunks but no buffalo.

Thank CS124578
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Mt. Rushmore, you don't want to miss the Needles Highway. I've never seen any rock formations like this. Spectacular! And the tunnels were just as awesome. A must road Trip!!

Thank bebeep405
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Needles Highway is a must do if you come to the Black Hills. Great views of pine trees, canyons, granite pinnacles and projections, lakes, one way tunnels, mountains, vistas, and of course the Needle itself. Don't miss it. Expect to be thrilled.

Thank Drgole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & l just love coming here because are from Texas & we truly love the change of scenery. Be safe !!!!🦋🦋

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're exploring South Dakota, Custer State Park and Needles Highway are sure to be a highlight. Needles Highway (Highway 87) weaves in between granite rocks, goes through tunnels and goes along pine forests and meadows. There are a few scenic viewpoints where you can...More

1  Thank Denise A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must-see in this area. Beautiful scenery. The road seems well maintained. Places to pull-off to side to take pictures and also to wait your turn thru the tunnels. So cool they can build a road right thru the rock!

Thank cobber2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this path ad the last stretch of our day. We had already done the wildlife loop and the iron mountain road. Honestly it was fun but we had already been on more interesting roads like the drive up to Mount Coolidge Tower. I would...More

1  Thank Phillip J
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kimmcarrillo
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Response from Hema R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Please see crazy horse from close not on the evening lights. Mt. Rushmore must be your evening lights view time. You can try to cover the sylvan lake in the middle but do visit Custer for the animals... More
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