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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Lighthouse and views

Driving the North Shore and decided to stop at Split Rock, it was late in the day so nothing was open. But was still a nice hike around the property and up to the Lighthouse. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Nicholas A
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Driving the North Shore and decided to stop at Split Rock, it was late in the day so nothing was open. But was still a nice hike around the property and up to the Lighthouse. Not much to see but a lot of water, but it was still relaxing, and the views are amazing. In the warmer months I am... More 

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Minneapolis
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The visitor center was closed which was unfortunate. However, the views from the light house area were amazing. $5 parking fee for Cars.

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St. Paul, MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Even though the building are not open, it is still fun to hike around and see winter on Superior. The gift shop is open, they show movies and you can still hike - but not all of the trails. Friendly staff, glad we stopped.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

During the summer months Duluth and almost the entire noerth shore can become quite the zoo of people and kids. During the Winter or late fall, you will find at almost every attraction on senic 61 will have about 25% of the visitors that they would otherwise have during peak months. During the winter the light house and keepers quarters... More 

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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been to the lighthouse on several occasions with photo groups or fellow photographers, always get different scenic views everytime. Love it! This is one of the most picturesque lighthouses I believe in the world how it sits on the rock. Beautiful!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved our time in Duluth for our 45th wedding anniversary and enjoyed making this stop also. Learned some history and geology in the area also found several geocaches.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Split Rock Lighthouse is a fabulous place. People can view what an old lighthouse was really like. I recommend this very highly.

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Poplar, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Split Rock has a great history of ships at the bottom of Lake Superior. There are some really neat maps with lots of history. Make sure you go on a warmer day so you can walk around the grounds and do some exploring! There is a $5 park fee to use this park.

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Albertville, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The area and view are beautiful and if you are a history buff it will be very interesting. I would like to stop again when it is not raining and hike some of the trails.

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The short film about the building of the Lighthouse is worth it. Fascinating history of the North Shore and why the lighthouse needed to be built. Also learned that iron ore messes with the ships' compass and that led to many wrecks on the dark shores.

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