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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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Argyle, MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a gorgeous park - you can see the lighthouse and almost anywhere you look its really beautiful. The water in Lake Superior is ICE COLD no matter how warm it is outside so don't plan on swimming unless you like the polar bear plunge thing.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This state park is brilliant. This is hidden gemstone just beside highway. Idea for camping and photography. Lake Superior appears so wild here. Love it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This lighthouse is just AWESOME! I am a lighthouse lover (my bathroom is decorated with different lighthouse things lol) and Split Rock Lighhouse has to be my favorite! It is very cool because they wil let you go up inside of the lighthouse. The staff was very friendy and full of information about the lighthouse. After going up inside the... More

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We arrived after 4:00 pm on a Thursday so the visitors center was closed but we were still able to walk up to the lighthouse. Breathtaking views and interesting history. Wish we had got there earlier..and that it was above zero....but was worth it. Want to visit again!

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Joliet, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Split Rock lighthouse is well maintained, and a great place to stop and enjoy the views of Lake Superior. Park staff were very friendly and helpful. We arrived just before closing time, but were never hurried. The history of the lighthouse is well documented in the visitor center. What an incredible amount of determination it must have taken to build... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Can't say enough positive about this historical site. Great setting with hiking trails nearby. The inside museum is very nicely done with an awesome view of the lighthouse from inside.

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Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This has to be one of the most beautiful lighthouse in the world. I have taken pictures of over a 1,000 lighthouses and this is my favorite.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The view is beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it, we rode bike on the Biking trail. Very hilly from gooseberry falls campground to split rock but worth it!

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Camdenton, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in July and walked the trail down the stairs by the old rail system. It was quite a few stairs, and not for those physically challenged. The view was worth it though! Be prepared for a good aerobic workout!

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Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It's a beautiful spot and definitely worth the stop. We didn't do the guided tour and there's plenty of people around to ask questions so you don't really need to do this.

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