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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Bloomington, Minnesota
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24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not worth the $9 admission fee. Couldn't spend more than twenty minutes walking through the lighthouse and out buildings, unless you take the guided tour. Even then, not a place to spend much time unless you want to hike the trails on the grounds.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you have time and already have MN State Park pass, head down to pebble beach. If not for a picnic lunch, just to see all the "pebbles". Our boys loved this so much we stopped again on our home. We did do camping or other hiking in this park.

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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great views of the lighthouse and of course the lake. It also has many trails for walking/hiking through the woods. You can pack a picnic lunch and eat in the Pavilion area right on the lake. The fee for the park is $5.

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Warroad, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We especially enjoy the short movie before we toured the light house & grounds, to get a little history of shipwrecks & how the light house came to be.

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Ellenton, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

So, I'd give the actual trip and lighthouse 5 stars- it's beautiful! However, the park charges $10/person to actually go into the lighthouse... ok, so we thought we'd just go into the park and snap some photos. We didn't have much time anyway. As it happens, the park has (by accident or design) obstructed every view of the lighthouse- so... More

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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281 reviews 281 reviews
134 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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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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