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Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: If you are any close to highway 61, just out of Duluth and Two Harbors, you have to stop and see the Split Rock Lighthouse. more »
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse is the obvious attraction, but the lakeside trails are fabulous. I have walked them many times in all seasons. The Split Rock River trail is also a real gem to hike. Fabulous lakeside walk-in campsites. You park in the nearby parking lot, grab a cart and haul your things to the site. Most of the trails to the... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful photo op. You can tour the lighthouse and the old keepers' homes and there is a short introductory tour. For best photos IMO, hike down to the rocky beach below. Lots of stairs, but worth it.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

That's right - Adult tickets are $9 and you MUST pay or you cannot even take a glimse of the lighthouse. What a shame...

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Orlando, FL
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While a seemingly odd location for a lighthouse, it was fascinating to learn of its storied past. This spot has seen multiple shipwrecks and the remoteness meant true hardships for its keepers. There is a short tour that provides an overview of the facility however I recommend saving yourself the 20 minutes as it does not divulge much more than... More

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Blaine, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Totally worth the money. Listened to a great tour, and you can't beat being able to go through the lighthouse keeper's house, and actually go up into the lighthouse. Great view of the lake too. Interesting and fun!

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Long Lake
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The visit to split rock lighthouse was interesting history, the views are very nice as well, worth the stop.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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187 reviews 187 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Split Rock Lighthouse is a beautiful site to visit. There's tours but if you're not in the mood to follow a guide, there's plenty of posted information to educate yourself on the lighthouse and the area. The view of the lake and the shore from the lighthouse is gorgeous. The light keeper's house is a fun way to see how... More

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London, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An absolutely fascinating attraction that you should make time to see. You won't regret it for a second. Wear suitable footwear though... and there are steep steps... but it's worth the effort for the stunning views and the fascinating history lesson. Make sure to catch the film in the Visitor's Centre too - excellent.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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339 reviews 339 reviews
174 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed overnight just down the road and couldn't resist taking in this magnificent old lighthouse. The lighthouse has ben restored along with the keeper's home, oil house and fog signal building. You can take a tour or explore on your own. We didn't have much time so we explored on our own. There is a very nice museum store.

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Fargo, North Dakota
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have been here a few times and always enjoy it! We did not go and tour the lighthouse but hiked around the shore.

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