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“Definitely Take the Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-226-6372
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Two Harbors
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Well-known and often photographed lighthouse dating back to the 1920s.
Twin Cities, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Definitely Take the Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We happened to be there on a day when they were giving free tours, it was nice to hear the history and see the light house up close. Food was REALLY expensive, though, so bring your own snacks.

Visited June 2012
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Duluth, MN
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“Wonderful Taste of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This gorgeous area of the North Shore is steeped in history, and if you visit the lighthouse and the surrounding area, you will learn about how the lighthouse was built and the lives of the keepers and their families. In addition, enjoy incredible, panormic views of the cliffs and Lake Superior.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful Scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Very nice drive up the north shore in MN. to see a great lighthouse and a beautiful lake. The history and tour are well worth a visit when traveling up the shore.

Visited July 2012
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Saline, Michigan
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“Nice memorial, great to see when lighted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went for the memorial for the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. They toll the ship bell 29 times, once for each lost sailor and then light the light for a couple of hours. We were able to go to the top of the lighthouse while lighted, and that was very interesting. The foghouse was OK, with historical information and they sounded a 1/4 volume replica of the foghorn upon request. The visitor center had even more information, including a movie and the kids really enjoyed the Lego replica of the lighthouse.

The best part was going to the lake's edge on the way back to the parking lot and watching the light sweep through the fog while the 10 foot waves crashed against the rocks. We could only imagine what it would have been like that fateful night of 11/11/75, with 30 foot waves and a large storm.

Visited November 2012
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“Best Lighthouse and souch nice keepers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We went last weekend to the fitz momorial It was great. It is souch a nice getaway. Lake superior was beautiful. Tons of people and tons of fun. Bring your camera or video for the memories anytime durning the year.

Visited November 2012
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