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Address: Lake Superior's Agate Bay, Two Harbors, MN
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Good cheap attraction!

Didn't cost anything if you got coupon from library, but there is no tour guide. It is self guided. Located right by breakwall so plan time to walk out on that as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This would be very scenic if not for the high fence around the lighthouse. The view up the shore with waves crashing on the rock is good. The view across the harbor to the enormous ore loading docks is mesmerizing. The lighthouse museum/B&B/whatever-it-is was closed for the season which meant you cannot get on the grounds of the lighthouse. So... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I stopped by to have some food here. There're some public tables and chairs for picnic. The lighthouse is quite small but the view is good. We need to hurry finish our dining because of the weather is cold and windy.

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good presentation of not just the history of the lighthouse, but of shipping on the Great Lakes in General. Interpretive displays are well designed and informative. The view of Lake Superior is amazing. Nice hiking trails around the property. Well worth a stop!

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Sturtevant
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The town of Two Harbors is named for the two harbors, Agate Bay and Burlington. Two Harbors is Located 20 miles northeast of Duluth, MN, on MN HWY 61 on the shores of Lake Superior. Twice I have visited the loading docks at Agate Bay at dawn before sunrise to watch the large lakers being loaded with Iron ore pellets.... More 

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

Pretty red color but grounds were closed. We walked down around the breakwater but we were not too impressed with the property. The Iron Ore loading docks across the harbor were huge and we would have loved to see a ship receiving its cargo. Nice visit but not worth a return to that area.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Didn't cost anything if you got coupon from library, but there is no tour guide. It is self guided. Located right by breakwall so plan time to walk out on that as well.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of the best parts of this visit were the deer roaming free on the grounds. Loved the view and the history here. Make it a stop when you are in town. There is a bed and breakfast there too which looked romantic.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Coming to Two Harbors and not checking the Lighthouse, adn the hitory inmersed in it? Well it is a nice review of history, well kept and mantained with the operating lighthouse.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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416 reviews 416 reviews
221 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Two Harbors Light is the oldest operating lighthouse in the US state of Minnesota. Overlooking Lake Superior's Agate Bay, the lighthouse is located in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The construction of the Lighthouse began in 1891. We were traveling through this area and had this lighthouse on the list to stop. I'm glad we did. It was a cold blustery... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. We chose the Skiff House because Marilyn doesn't do well with stairs. Jacuzzi was great. Each breakfast was very good. Cheryl and Rose added to the enjoyment with their knowledge of local history.

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