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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Address: 3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: 218-226-6377
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This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of...

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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A True Icon of the North Shore

The lighthouse is a true icon of the North Shore and the stop is well worth it. The lighthouse itself is gorgeous, the tour will allow you to climb the stairs up to the see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The lighthouse is a true icon of the North Shore and the stop is well worth it. The lighthouse itself is gorgeous, the tour will allow you to climb the stairs up to the see the stunning light. The view from the base of the lighthouse is breath-taking and you can see far up and down the coast of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We took the hiking club trail. It is somewhere between 5.8 and 6 miles. I winds through the woods, past campsites, along the shore, up near highway 61. On parts you are on the paved Gitchi Gami Trail. Lots of up and down hills an a couple sets of 100+ steps.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a beautiful lighthouse. Make sure and stop at a couple of points on the highway for different views of it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This well documented stop on 61 has several parking areas and access to the bike path. It is a beginner hike, mostly paved with inlets to a nice splashy cove, bathrooms and a picnic area. Hike up the hill to the lighthouse, but you can't usually tour it inside, just the exterior grounds.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I'm not really sure what separates this from the other State Parks in the region. The lighthouse was a waste of an attraction so we spent most of our time in the other parks.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Always a must stop on our north shore trips. If you go down the trolley path it is a ton of stairs but a good workout! A great place to take pictures at the bottom!

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Kenyon, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have been to the lighthouse at least 3 times and have never been to the park below. The park is beautiful! If you go to visit the lighthouse, they give you a free day pass to the rest of the park. Take advantage of it. You can get a great picture of the lighthouse from the beach!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Lovely views. Don't forget to hike around and try the stairs down to the lake. Worth the visit. Great for pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully maintained and genuinely interested staff and volunteers. Great to spend time if you can but if not you can also just get to it and head right for the lighthouse. Great views and interesting history.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband and I loved the lighthouse tour, the breathtaking views, the trek down and back up the stairs to the shore and the awe-inspiring history of what was accomplished 100+ years ago. Unfortunately, the admission fee would make this trip unaffordable if our children had come along. Considering the $12/person admission fee, there really isn't anything to "do". I... More 

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