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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-226-6377
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.
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Dallas
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488 reviews 488 reviews
200 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We got here very early on a Wednesday in late October & we had the place all to ourselves. We couldn't go up into the lighthouse when we were there but it was still fun to see. It's worth the extra little walk down to the beach to see it from afar too & see the "split rock" it sits... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The trails are along the shoreline and into the woods. They take you passed the campsites so you can decide which one you would like for next summer! The hike up "Day Hill" was poorly marked but a good quick climb for a fantastic view over the state park and Lake Superior.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The tour was a combo guide and then self guided. The guided tour provided historical information. The self guided tour provided the photo opportunities. Take in the theater show too. It added to the experience. Also, I would recommend the walk down to the lake great photo locations.

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great lighthouse. The view over Lake Superior is awesome. There are trails along the north shore that afford unbelievable views of the light. .

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The best part of the park is actually the series of lakeside and bluff trails that lead south, which afford you great views back of the lighthouse perched on the cliff's edge.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The view is spectacular. The lighthouse is full of history; it's easy to imagine what it must have been like living and working there. The walk down to the shore is a must!

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Long Lake
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The lighthouse area was interesting, as well as being able to walk around the rocky shore. Kids enjoyed stacking rocks.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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201 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a beautiful park with beautiful views of Lake Superior and Split Rock Light. We were just traveling through so we didn't have much time to spend. We have it on the list to return and spend more time.

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Savage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Tour well worth the money. Free movie inside center that told history and was wonderful. Grounds just beautiful and views incredible.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was surprised there was a fee to see this lighthouse, but it was well worth the money. They have a guide tour if you're interested but my family and I decided to explore the area ourselves. They have a keeper's cottage that you can go through and see what it was like back then and there were people dressed... More 

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