After leaving Thunderhead Falls I head back to Custer and the hotel. Along the way I decided to take a detour and drive through the Needles Highway. It a scenic highway drive. It consists of narrow drive lanes, hairpin turns, and single lane tunnels. Oh, and some beautiful scenery.
First I stopped by the Pactola Dam and Reservior. I wanted to get some pics of the fog rolling through the valleys and check out the reservior level.
( More Scenery )
After The Chapel, I moved on to Thunderhead Falls. It's a waterfall inside an old goldmine shaft.
( More Thunder )
After Reptile Gardens I drove over to The Chapel in the Hills. It is an exact replica of a Stave church some where in Norway. The original church is 800 years old.
( More of the Chapel )
After Bear Country USA I went to The Reptile Gardens.
As you can assume they have a LOT of reptiles there. But they also have a lot of beautiful flowers as well. So I will start with the beautiful Flora...
( Pretty Flowers )