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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Address: 3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
Phone Number: 218-226-6377
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This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of...

This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.

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Great for Dogs and still see the lighthouse

We could not actually get a close up view of the lighthouse because we were traveling with a small dog. No dogs are allowed on the premises of the lighthouse. However, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Farmgirl1224
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not actually get a close up view of the lighthouse because we were traveling with a small dog. No dogs are allowed on the premises of the lighthouse. However, we were able to take a small hike and view the light house from within the state park. We enjoyed climbing on the rocks and watching the sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hiking trails that offer gorgeous views of the lighthouse. The trails are a little steep here and there but the end result (the view) is absolutely worth it. Very busy state park but you can still get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. Visitors center has a good assortment of merchandise and the staff is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some fun walking trails to explore on the land around Split Rock Lighthouse. Great to see an iconic MN landmark up close and from different viewing perspectives.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The absolute BEST the North Shore of Lake Superior had to offer. Steeped in history and unbelievable beauty. Park is well managed and even I think it is TAX Money WELL spent.

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Thank Terry M
Emmetsburg, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse was lovely. I was a little disappointed in the self-guided tour. In retrospect, I'd rather take the time and do the guided tour. The lighthouse and associated dwellings and buildings were interesting, but I just felt something was lacking. Maybe it was the fact it was incredibly busy. When we actually stepped inside the lighthouse and climbed up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family gathering for birthday picnic luncheon of nearly 20 adults under private, reserved picnic pavilion overlooking the wadable shoreline with well groomed trails in between. Clean bathrooms and recycling/trash bins within a hundred yards. Perfect for those who wish to walk the trails or even swim in the always cool Lake Superior, or for those who just want to picnic... More 

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Thank Dayna W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to the light house years ago when you could just walk up to it and walk in. Since it cost to even go down a hallway to see exhibits, we did not go in to see it again.

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Thank Dawn K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Minnesota Historical Society has done a wonderful job of restoring this site for visitors, creating an interesting visitors information center, complete with a beautiful small theater with film showings, and offering 20 minute guided tours facilitated by knowledgeable Historical Society guides and actors in costume. You learn not only about the light house itself and its difficult construction atop... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the "tour" which is only about 20 min. long and gave some history before allowing you to tour the buildings at your own leisure. It was cool to see the lighthouse, the keepers house and a few other spots and there are steps down to the lake shore (a lot of them!) and it's fun to put your... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this state park for everyone. Watch the movie and then take the tour. You will find out how important this lighthouse was to Great Lakes shipping for over 60 years. A wonderful place to spend an hour or more.

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