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Split Rock Lighthouse

Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: 218-226-6372
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Well-known and often photographed lighthouse dating back to the 1920s.
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Well-known and often photographed lighthouse dating back to the 1920s.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've driven by the turn-off for Split Rock Lighthouse countless times growing up, but only went in to visit on a recent trip. I was in need of a bathroom break and my partner wanted to stretch his legs. it was early Nov and I think $5 for our pass for Minnesota State Parks for the day. We really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a great place and a beautiful view. You have to hike up to the lighthouse. If it is winter I suggest you dress warm. I highly recommend this stop.

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Olathe
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This lighthouse gives visitors the opportunity to view Lake Superior in all it's glory, and if you look at the lighthouse from a little but afar, a greater view of the lighthouse is possible. A good sunset is also possible from the lighthouse.

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Minnetonka, MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped at Split Rock Lighthouse this year. It has been ages since we visited the lighthouse. The guided tour was interesting. I've seen tons of lighthouses in my day, but hearing the stories was great. An iconic Minnesota landmark that can't be missed. This isn't Disney World (keep your expectations in check), but it is still a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Split rock Lighthouse. The film on the building of the Lighthouse was really well done. Our 6 year old son was on the edge of his seat watching it. Very interesting information was given by the tour guide. You will not regret the time spend at this attraction.

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Dallas
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Get ready to climb stairs! We took the path down from the lighthouse to be able to see if from the beach & get a good look at the rock it sits on. The views are great and it's totally worth the extra effort to see if from a different angle.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is so fun to go up into the lighthouse and hear the history. There is a visitor center with a bunch of maps and pictures of days gone by. You can climb down the stairs to the waters edge and walk along the rocky beach and skip stones. Highly recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Loved visiting split rock in early November with some friends. I would suggest and hour for the lighthouse itself--watch the 15min video and check out the gift shop, then tour around the building. Another hour or so for walking around the park and getting views of the lighthouse from down below. Must See.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great family stop. Walking trails to Lake Superior and photo spots. You are able to take your time to look at that buildings and ground around the lighthouse.

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Correll, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

So very disappointed that there was an admission charge to walk around the grounds! I can see charging to get the tour and go into the lighthouse, but to have to pay to just walk around was a little much I think

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