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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Address: 3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
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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Beautiful Lighthouse on the North Shore

You do have to pay to enter the lighthouse but it is pretty interesting. It has great views of the North Shore and some nice walking paths. If you are driving up to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lighthouse and hiking paths were amazingly beautiful. I highly recommend stopping and enjoying both! I was shocked that the living history staff were so cold and shared very little information about the lighthouse even when prompted with questions. They could use more coaching on how to interact with visitors while in character.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You do have to pay to enter the lighthouse but it is pretty interesting. It has great views of the North Shore and some nice walking paths. If you are driving up to the lighthouse from Duluth then you can stop at the Split Rock River right before the lighthouse and there is a nice loop trail to hike.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to learn how the light house came to be and house the ships hear the horn on the water. Very interesting on learning that the glass roatating light is from Paris!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy terrain hiking and great views of the famous lighthouse and Lake Superior. FYI - you can hike down to Lake Superior for FREE with your dog(s) if you take the state park trails, but you'll have to pay for a wristband and cannot bring animals if you use the historic site trails. The state park trails take you further... More 

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Rogers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped 2 nights at the park, the campsites were un-reservable prior to the 2016 camping season so we took advantage of the ability to reserve a site. All the sites are within walking distance and the park provides utility carts to haul in your gear. Beware that sites 6-10 require a climb up a steep hill. Campsite 8 has... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well maintained state park and worth the climb down and back up via the 182 steps! Great views for memorable photos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a lighthouse trip up the northshore of Minnesota. This was the BEST one. Nice park too with information center and gift shop. I think there's a $5 vehicle permit at the gate.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Pretty nice State Park, I would recommend this as a great place to explore or camp. If you are into photography, you need to get up early, and stay up late to get the shots. In the summer 10am to 8pm is pretty worthless, so venture out and explore other areas during that time, return for the shots you couldn't... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you like lighthouses, this is a must see. My wife and I have seen many lighthouses around the Great Lakes and along the East Coast and this is in the top two in my book. For a great view of the lighthouse, take the trail down to the old tramway and if you are able there are steps down... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

loved the tour and the costumed docents, I would recommended hiking around the grounds to get a better feel of the property, especially the caves by the shore.

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