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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.
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  • Very good14%
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Custer State Park, SD
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Reviewed yesterday

Have seen many natural formations in the United States and this one ranks right up there with the most amazing. It takes a couple of hours to travel through, but each mile is quite fascinating. Well worth the state park entrance fee.

Thank rcr1rcr1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an awesome stretch of road that twist and turns, thru a series of cutbacks and adventure. The scenery is amazing, the spires breathtaking, and the tunnels will make your heart beat a little faster. Plenty of stops along the way, just enjoy nature's...More

Thank Suziwoo4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove through on Needles highway twice during our recent South Dakota trip. Once was when it was very foggy and raining! That was a bit nerve racking. The second drive was on a clear fall day - beautiful views!!

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive rock formations. The needles (tall slender rocks) are of course the main attraction but the whole drive is scenic. There are a few pull offs in the needles area and it was not a problem to get parking there on a beautiful Monday...More

Thank seek-scenic
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really can't say it any better than the other reviews. The views are breathtaking. Be sure to take time to stop and pull over and enjoy it . We were under a deadline and had to just drive thru with little stopping. Saw bison...More

Thank Birkie2
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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kimmcarrillo
11 September 2017|
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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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