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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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Description: Well-known and often photographed lighthouse dating back to the 1920s.

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Pretty view!

We have a state Park pass do we skipped paying the$40 for the family to walk up for the tour and instead explored the beaches and took great photos from the distance. Good hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We have a state Park pass do we skipped paying the$40 for the family to walk up for the tour and instead explored the beaches and took great photos from the distance. Good hiking area and the kids could have looked for agates at the beach all day.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We loved this, so well maintained, the tours are fascinating, the people clearly energetic. Beautiful scenery, and a must see. Unexpectedly one of our favorite things we did in a 2 week vacation. We planned on about 90 minutes and ended up staying almost 4 hours, and we don't regret it all. This is a must see on your North... More 

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Solon, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A visit to Split Rock is a must for anyone who likes lighthouses or just beautiful lake views. This was our second visit, and I can hardly wait for the next. We hiked down to the shore, which is a must. The view from the shoreline is beautiful and there are many different angles to take pictures. The shoreline is... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It would be difficult to find a more photogenic lighthouse than Split Rock. It is a jeweled crown on the immense rocky cliff below it. The lighthouse has guided tours throughout the day or you can explore every inch of it on your own. We've done both on different occasions, and we learn something new each time we visit. Staff... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were staying in the Duluth area and saw this listed as an attraction and took the drive up and were not disappointed. I wish, like some of the other folks, that we had brought a kayak or canoe because the harbor below the lighthouse is very inviting (though the water is very cold!). We walked around a bit, did... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent place to hike and kayaking! The beach is big. The water is calm for canoe and kayak. There're several parking lots too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The history alone is worth the trip,`let alone the antiques and way of life you can visualize. The docents give a good overview, the scenery is fantastic. the stories amazing. Suggest you visit.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went with a 10 & 6 year old. We did self guided tour. Basically we crammed ourselves up in the tiny lighthouse and were under whelmed. If I didn't have the kids and did guided tour, I might have enjoyed it more. Pricy for what little we got out of it

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Lakota, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was a great tour. A must see! Everything was redone to 1920's standards. The lighthouse is still ran from the technology in the early 1900's. Amazing

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been visiting lighthouses for several years. This is one of the best! It is worth paying for the tour. Our guide was wonderful. The day we were there was very foggy which set the background for the story of why the lighthouse was built there.

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