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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
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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Mongolia
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Splitrock Lighthouse is very Minnesotan, so when driving South down the North Shore we had to stop. There are a few great vantage points along the road within the state park that you won't have to pay a fee. We stopped at one of the rest stops and took in the bueauty of Minnesota's great lake as well as... More

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was suprised by the limited access to the lighthouse - we hadn't been there in years - because of our dog. But we paid the daily park fee and went down to the trails - currently under major construction - on the shore south of the lighthouse and had a wonderful time anyway; ended up hiking about six miles!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
104 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I hiked the 5.8 mile hiking club hike here in July and fell in love with this park. For Starters you have the Lighthouse which is of course epic in and of itself but the park itself is pretty vast and epic of itself as well. The beach here is an ancient beach because all of the rocks are flat... More

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Isle, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you're traveling all the way to Two Harbors you need to see this historic lighthouse. It's been beautifully preserved, there is a small nominal admission price to visit but it's a great site to see. There are trails to take all the way down to the lake and buildings to visit and tour through. Make sure to take a... More

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Kenosha, WI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There are two different ways to visit this lighthouse and State Park. For a $9 admission per person, you can get up close and personal with the lighthouse itself, and even climb to the top. Your $9 admission also includes entrance to the State Park, where you can walk a trail along the lake to get to the spots where... More

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old fort
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This park turned out to be SO WORTH the entrance fees they charge. You can watch a short video and take a short guided tour then go off on your own and explore. This lighthouse is absolutely spectacular and how they have maintained it is amazing. It is beautiful to see from all angles and you can go into some... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The lighthouse and grounds have some nice history. But the real treat is the view. The state park adjacent to the Historical Society site has a bike trail with outstanding views and rolling yet not too steep hills.

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. It's an amazing piece of history and a beautiful property. Great views of the lake.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our first time to Minnesota's north shore and we chose this gem of a park in which to situate ourselves. The coastal scenery is stunning as Lake Superior's expansive reach gives way to the Apostle Islands in the distance. Split Rock Lighthouse keeps watch from its out-jut along the shoreline as it towers high above the beaches which lay enamored... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not only lighthouse is open to public, but also house for keeper is open and staff dressed in clothes from the period are showing how people lived 100years ago.

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