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Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-226-6372
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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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atlanta
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loved our stop at this historic site. Our guide was fantastic, and he spent much time afterwards just talking to us. The history is fascinating and it is all so well restored. Don't miss the wonderful movie. A must see.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just left the lighthouse, we had a lovely visit! We spent about 2 hours and that was plenty of time to hit the main sites and catch the film. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Worth a stop and the views are amazing!

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse is beautiful and easily accessible. Climb all the way to the top and enjoy the view, then hike around the grounds for great photo ops of this famous attraction. The shipwreck museum at the base of the lighthouse is interesting also. You have to stop here on your trip up highway 61.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Split Rock is a stop I make year after year. I love the view on a clear day, I like going through the dwellings, and hiking the grounds to look at the out buildings.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Split Rock is a lighthouse built on a high cliff on the western shore of Lake Superior, a bit less than an hour drive north of Duluth. While there is a state park campground there, we didn't stop for camping, but instead for the historic lighthouse area. The guided tour is informative and lasts about 20 minutes. You can then... More

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Stillwater
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Which I guess is understandable. But when we walked up, we saw about four other people with their dogs there. All being turned away. The guy was nice about it though.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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146 reviews 146 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I'd been on a few lighthouse tours back East, so wasn't expecting much. But the history and the scenery of Lake Superior made this special. The link to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, made legendary by the song, was unmistakable and really helps bring this to life, especially for Boomers like us. Our guide was fine, but really sexist... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was not my favorite Lighthouse experience. Even though there are trails around, no pets are alowed anywhere on the property. We understand our four legged friends not being welcome in buildings, but it was a disappointment for us and curtailed our stop as this was a dog/hiking trip for us. OK if you are local, not worth going out... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Love everything about the north shore but especially th!Lots to learn and see every time you go. Lots of trails to easily spend the day exploring

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really surprised to see so many 5 star ratings on here. I think the admission is quite ridiculous at $9 an adult. The visitor center is small. There is not much to see other than the actual lighthouse and keeper's house. For children under 10 it will be a very quick half hour visit. Maybe the guided tour (which leaves... More

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