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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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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice tour! Cost is extra to take tour and go inside. Free location for MN historical society members. Amazing views in park too. Campsites available on shore of Lake Superior. Nothing like a lakeside fire, while the Lighthouse shines in the background!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Visiting family, toured lighthouse. Great views, photo ops, educational & kids loved going inside a lighthouse. It's a tight spiral staircase, one way up & down. Space is limited & cramped but still interesting to see. Enjoyed touring the keepers home. Have a lot of antiques inside. Like any tourist attraction you have to pay to tour. It's okay for... More

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Farmington, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stopped with 2 teen boys, they enjoyed the lighthouse but not too into the 20 min movie. It was worth the stop. Very nice hike to get better views of the light house.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we took the guided tour and really enjoyed the history and facts. Our grandson was enthralled with the huge lens in the lighthouse, we had to go up and down a few times to keep looking at it! Beautiful location on the north shore.

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Proctor, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We biked here from Gooseberry, but couldn't spend much time, as a storm was rolling in. It was cool to see the old buildings and how the lighthouse keepers lived. Would like to go back and do some hiking on some of the trails, especially down to the lake.

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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been to split rock lighthouse a few times. We have to stop every time we go through Duluth. I recommend doing both the guided tour as well as the 20 minute video in the visitors center. Both will give you tons of fascinating information about the lighthouse and shopping industry. The views of Lake Superior from the light house... More

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I think Split Rock Lighthouse is a must-see if traveling the North Shore. The visitor center is very nice. The bathroom facilities are clean and spacious. The gift shop is also fun. No food or drink is allowed beyond the entrance of the visitor center building. Like all Minnesota Historical sites, admission price is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors... More

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Barstow
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Such a Grand Lighthouse on top of a rock. Able to go inside and climb to the top and look out. Beautiful Views. They still have two very large Fog Horns on the building. Enjoyed our visit.

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Green Cove Springs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Situated on a 200' cliff, this one is a gorgeous example of lighthouse architecture on the Great Lakes. Don't miss this one! Great for the kids--you can get up to 10' away from a functioning Fresnel lens and the climb is only about 20' up!

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Wichita, Kansas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What fun to have people demonstrating the period stove and sewing machine in the light keepers quarters. Beautiful views. Make sure you go down to the beach to see the view from there! There is a long flight of stairs, pretty steep, or there is also a trail (wood chip type covering) that will take you down (or back up... More

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