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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We've visited a lot of Lighthouses and this Lighthouse is a step or two above most. They have a great visitors center with exhibits and a auditorium with a short video about the lighthouse. The Lighthouse and grounds are well maintained and restored. The fog horn building has information about the fog horns and several times an hour they have... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We took about 2 hours walking the grounds and trails around the lighthouse, we included a guided walking tour with some history of the grounds and buildings. Afterwards, you are able to explore on your own and there are numerous trails throughout the area along the North Shore, and to and from nice vistas of the lighthouse on the coastline.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I stopped here on the way to Grand Portage...to add to my picture collection of lighthouse up the northern coast of Superior. Took a short tour (which I found very informational), walked up the light house and grounds. There is a small historical museum in the main building that documents historical info about the building and shipwrecks.

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Elmhurst, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Besides being a beautiful lighthouse on its own, Split Rock is sited in an awesome location and is very well presented. All the major buildings are open including the lighthouse itself. You can climb into the tower where the lens is spinning (in a channel of mercury!) A long stairway leads down to the shore for the iconic photographs. The... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We started with the guided tour and it was excellent. Not too long, around twenty minutes, our guide gave us the history of the island and then we were free to explore. You can climb up the lighthouse and tour one of the light keepers homes. Fun, informative and beautiful!

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Western Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited the "Historical Unit" only. That seems to be the norm unless you're planning to camp at the park. The grounds are very well kept and the whole experience is worthwhile. Started with the 15-minute film in the very nice theater. Film was very professional and very informative. We then did the self-guided tour, but found ourselves twice stopping to... More

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Clearfield, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This lighthouse is awesome! I love that you are able to go inside it and you are able to go in the surrounding buildings. There are guided tours given every 20 minutes. The cost is no more than $9 a person but if you love lighthouses then it is worth the cost of a ticket. This lighthouse gives you great... More

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Grafton, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been many places in my life, but SRLH is truly an amazing place. I love the history associated with the mining and steel business. My videos and photos are spectacular. I will be posting one on YOU TUBE shortly. You have to be pretty boring not to appreciate this awesome state park.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
104 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place really is worth the visit when you are on Minnesota's North Shore. We walked in to Gordon Lightfoot playing on the radio so I knew this was going to be awesome. Lots of things to see here and always worth the money.

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Boulder, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

At $9.00 per person this seemed expensive but included a nice little tour and short film. The lighthouse was not as tall as I expected so was easy to climb to the top--about 2 flights of stairs or less. There were plenty of people visiting at the time we were there and there was a short wait to climb the... More

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