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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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great view of the lighthouse

Do not go to the lighthouse without taking this hike to the shore or you will miss seeing the lighthouse in the right perspective. If you have difficulty with stairs this will not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Do not go to the lighthouse without taking this hike to the shore or you will miss seeing the lighthouse in the right perspective. If you have difficulty with stairs this will not be the right hike for you. Although it is a short hike there are many stairs. If you take this hike in the Fall when the birch... More 

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Danbury, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend a day or afternoon! Buildings and grounds are in fantastic shape, staff is friendly and helpful. Be prepared to walk to take in the whole experience. Hike to Lake Superior if you want. Make sure you bring your camera!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is always amazing and never disappoints. We took the tour which was very informative - the kids and adults learned a lot. Don't miss the hike down to the water - it is a view like non-other and a perfect Christmas card photo op. Absolutely stunning view - getting up the stairs is a challenge so not for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The scenery was beautiful. The history of the lighthouse was fascinating. The only rough part of the trip was hiking up and down stairs and trails around the lighthouse in 90 degree weather. The staff is extremely friendly. We will go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We wanted to see the lighthouse without paying $9 each for the 10 minutes we had to see the lighthouse - and felt the price was out-of-line, esp. since you have to pay a fee to get your vehicle into the park. It was kinda like being double-charged. Also, there's a trail map showing a trail where it's a good... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful historic light house! It's the best looking light house in the area! You'll be amazed with the technology they had back then when they first built it

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Mankato
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a must. Make sure to get the tour because it makes it twice as enjoyable and interesting hearing about all of the history of this landmark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was so worth the fee! A film gives you basic history, then take one of the guided tours for the rest of the story. It's not a long tour, but very well presented. One of the keeper' s homes has been restored to the early days of the light, and I could SO move in as is. The light... More 

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Kansas City, Mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There is a small entrance fee which includes guided tour of this well preserved lighthouse and care takers home. Climb to top and enjoy the breeze and beautiful view. For excellent photo go down path and look back. Wear insect repellent and sunscreen.

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice place to visit, lovely walks down to a beach but has a lot of stairs to climb back up. Has very nice views across lake superior, and loads of spaces to park

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