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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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Activities: Hiking
Description: This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site...
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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Beautiful!

After looking at the Lighthouse itself, and not being able to use some trails, we drove down to the Trail Center and hiked from there. Only reason I did not rate excellent is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Denise T
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St. Paul, MN
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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

When my parents and I first moved to the North Shore of MN back in 1998 we were told the history of a lot of attractions within the area. One in particular was Split Rock Lighthouse. Every year around mid-November they ring a bell for all the members who died on the iron ore ship the Edmund Fitzgerald. I would... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After looking at the Lighthouse itself, and not being able to use some trails, we drove down to the Trail Center and hiked from there. Only reason I did not rate excellent is so people realize not everything is open yet. It is still worth the trip however. We were here earlier this year for the candlelight hike (awesome!!) and... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We made this a quick trip since it was -15, but it was simply beautiful! We opted for a short hike to the shore where you can see the light house in the distance. So pretty in the winter!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We love history combined with geocaching so we totally loved visiting this area on our 45th wedding anniversary! The fall colours were just starting to appear at the end of Sept. We'd love to come back to the area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had reservations about stopping here, because frankly we are NOT big history buffs, and our two young boys even less so. But we had a WONDERFUL stay, really one of our favorite camping experiences on the North Shore. We opted for a backpacking site which was right on the lake shore and our kids spent hours and hours just... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Informational, interesting and beautiful. We stopped here for a short time on the first day of our 15 day road trip. Even though this is a mere 3 hours from our home, it was one of our favorite stops on our 4,000+ mile road trip.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This park is far too commercial for a state park, and the cost of going out to the light house itself is far too high. I'll take a pass the next time I'm up that way.

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Dallas
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204 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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