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Needles Eye Tunnel, Custer

4.9
#3 of 16 in Parks in Custer
Situated among pointed geological formations that resemble needles and spires, Needles Eye Tunnel is the main attraction along Needles Highway within Custer State Park. Look for this 10 m (35 ft) tall granite formation with a slit in it, created through centuries of erosion of soft sediment by wind, rain, thawing, and freezing. The rock's shape attracts photographers, and together with the other rock formations nearby, it has become a popular rock climbing spot. If you are a climber, do so cautiously; many accidents have occurred on this rock. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Needles Eye Tunnel by using our Custer day trip planning website .
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  • A great natural place to see. You should definitely stop by to see it while you are there to see my Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.  more »
  • A must while in SD, breathtaking view! Highly recommend, gorgeous ride on my bike, but fun in any type of vehicle! Second time Thur Needles, gets better and better every time!  more »
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  • Its a quick nice place to stop by and take some pictures.
  • This was such a great drive. We took our time and enjoyed the views. From Mt Rushmore headed to Custer State Park, what a cool area. PICURESQUE!!! Worth the time and energy to drive the edge to see the views, the tunnels and the beautiful area. Take the time and just do it. Bring items for a picnic and stop and take in the nature. You will NOT retreat this.

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