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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 2013
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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Alexandria, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Hiked around the park, down to the lake, around the campground and really enjoyed the winter beauty. Scared up many deer in the woods as we hiked. So pretty.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A very touristy location and sort of expensive to get a tour but well worth it. The little museum at the beginning you can walk through at your own pace - sort of interesting but nothing flashy. It is very cool to see the old buildings and light house. The best view is to go down the long flight of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Beyond the historic significance of the lighthouse, the views were breathtaking at times. We happened to go when there were 40+ mph winds and got to experience the force of mother nature. When we walked to the edge, there were times we had to "fight" the wind to continue walking forward! after the short tour of the lighthouse, we journeyed... More

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Ely, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Checked out the Lakeshore and ice during the frigid weather at the end of January. It was in the -20 degree temp range and slippery along the shoreline ice but a very "cool" wintery prospective.

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Beaumont, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is a great place for people who like taking photos. The light house is one of the most beautiful in the country. They also have an informational video that gives some interesting history about this place.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Have not taken a tour yet, but just walking around the lighthouse and gift shop is a "must do" when on the North Shore.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great place to visit if you are traveling on route 61. A little pricey, but it is worth it. Great view, history and hiking trail.

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Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I enjoyed learning its history, stories of the shipwrecks that led to its construction, the life of the keeper and his family. It is a really lovely structure. Unfortunately we couldn't see the inside, since it's only open during the summer months.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I don't think it is worth the money to pay to go up close to it. I would highly recommend parking in the oulook just off hwy 61 and take all the photos you want. It is almost more beautiful from this vantage point.

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Mendenhall, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband saw a picture YEARS ago on a calendar of the Split Rock Lighthouse in the snow and has wanted to see it ever since. We had a free airline ticket that was going to expire, so on a whim we decided to go to Minnesota's North Shore to see it for a long weekend in September. What a... More

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