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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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A hidden gem

The beauty and the stormy waves, and the rustic glacial cliffs make Split Rock the most popular... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Worth the trip and entrance fee

This was a wonderful historic site to visit during our stay in Two Harbors, MN. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.
3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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Reviewed yesterday

The beauty and the stormy waves, and the rustic glacial cliffs make Split Rock the most popular State Park in all of Minnesota. Yet most travelers miss the best part. They visit the lighthouse and miss the 14 miles of hiking, biking, snowshoe, and cross-country...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a wonderful historic site to visit during our stay in Two Harbors, MN. The tour guide was very good. Worth the $10 entrance fee.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice activity for when the weather isn’t great. The lighthouse and buildings are well maintained and the short guided tour gives enough history to make it interesting. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the landmark.

Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the self-guided tour and learned so much! really enjoyed the views and hiking around the property. Would encourage everyone to stop in!

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived too late to get a guided tour so just headed out on our own. Beautiful property and lots to see. The view of the water from the deck area is fantastic! Lots of history and a glimpse into what used to be!

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth the time to learn about the history of the lighthouse as well as the beautiful scenery A few stairs to climb but really easily done not climbing big hills. Added bonus staff in costumes of the period got to tour the lightkeepers house...More

Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Great story of how it was built with no roads in the area to bring in building supplies. You can get a first hand look at how the lighthouse worked and even visit...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We have been to the lighthouse before & this year stopped again. Very interesting & beautiful views. The path down to the rocky shore (from the Lighthouse) is scenic & very cool looking up at the lighthouse. However this year we discovered there is alot...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Went to the to this place as a kid. Stop by again once I get married to show the wife. Stop a third time to show the kid. Still a nice place to go and visit. They have a gift shop. You can purchase a...More

Thank Louis M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We enjoyed the lighthouse and gift shop. We were on a photography tour and found a lot of very cool shots. There is a lot of walking and stairs involved.

Thank Mark F
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from traveltheworld012 | Reviewed this property |
No. All camping is primitive at Split Rock Lighthouse SP. All sites are either cart-in or backpack sites. This means no vehicles at campsites. You have to park in a lot and walk from 150 feet to 1/2 mile to the campsites... More
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Daveptaz | Reviewed this property |
to me the best place to view it is from the beach area by the picnic grounds in the park south of the lighthouse and along the walking trail. that is where the majority of the pictures are taken. you still need to have the... More
September 18, 2016|
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Response from MNFrmGrl | Reviewed this property |
You would need a State Park permit to go hiking in the park. Daily permits are $5 per vehicle.