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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: 218-226-6372
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes
Description: Well-known and often photographed lighthouse dating back to the 1920s.

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A Great Stop

A great stop along Minnesota's north shore is the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Within the state park boundary is the Split Rock Light Station and Visitor Center which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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243 reviews 243 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great stop along Minnesota's north shore is the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Within the state park boundary is the Split Rock Light Station and Visitor Center which is administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. You can enjoy hiking, fishing, picnicking, camping and kayak access in the state park, and an enjoyable walk through history complete with re-en actors... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best attractions on the North Shore. Take time and take one of the offered tours. A tour offers highlights that you might otherwise miss. The gift shoppe is also wonderful.

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the only light house I've ever visited. We didn't know if we'd be able to see much or not. It had been raining right before we got there and it was very foggy, but we were able to see it very well. We went inside and went to the top although, because of the fog, we couldn't see... More 

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LI NY
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35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was very crowded,the day we were there.They have some trails. We walked by the water & got some good photos of the light house on the cliff, from the water.White birch all over,very nice.Bike trails.

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Niles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I Have the lighthouse passport so I try to visit as many lighthouses as I can. This was very nice, although I like to hear the histories of the families who lived in the lighthouse.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have visited lighthouses in CA, NY, NJ, OR, ME, B.C. and WA. The Split Rock Lighthouse is especially well-maintained with knowledgeable staff throughout the property. The gentleman in the lighthouse answered the most trivial questions we posed to him. The ability to climb up to the Fresnel light, and see the light in motion was great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first lighthouse visit ever. Our tour guide was very nice and friendly and very knowledgeable. It was very easy for my husband and I to envision what the light keepers and their family had to go through. Glad that we were able to stop on a sunny day when the fog had already cleared up. Very I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Even though this is a state park there is an additional fee to get in the lighthouse. It was not worth the fee charged. Great view of Lake Superior but after 15 minutes you have seen everything...

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Fargo, North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice lighthouse to tour. You can take the steps down to the shore if you Ike, 179 steps, but cool. It was interesting to tour the living quarters as well. Watch the movie and learn about the building of the lighthouse.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was turned into an expensive gift shop type atmosphere, at one time it was a interesting visit. The views are still great.

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Additional Information about Split Rock Lighthouse

Address: Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: 218-226-6372
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Two Harbors
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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