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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
Phone Number: 12182266372
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark's...

Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark's construction. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota's best known landmarks. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. Split Rock Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark.

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We were there for 2 hours and learned so much about the history of the lighthouse, the strength of Lake Superior, and the history of the many ship wrecks on the Lake. It was rainy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were there for 2 hours and learned so much about the history of the lighthouse, the strength of Lake Superior, and the history of the many ship wrecks on the Lake. It was rainy but that did not deter the guide fr om giving full tour. The video was I'm formative as well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's very pretty, but if you get too close, you cannot photograph it, too much vegetation surrounds it. Instead, stop at the scenic outlook just South of the turn for the Park and you'll have a splendid view of the elegant Lighthouse, framed in evergreens. Admission inside is $10

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love visiting the Split Rock Lighthouse. I have been here several times. I enjoy the guided tour and climbing up into the lighthouse.

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Thank MLEnger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic, well cared for lighthouse buildings and grounds. Short, well narrated tour and then you are released to explore the lighthouse and grounds on your own. Staff are in each building in period garb to answer any questions you may have. Well worth the stop.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, there is a fee to visit the lighthouse. I was unaware of the fee and it did seem a bit pricey but we decided to give it a chance. There is a tour led by a guide with alot of interesting information. Then after the tour you are welcome to tour the grounds. Besides the lighthouse, there is building... More 

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow what a change since we visited the lighthouse 13 years ago. They now have the historical society running the show with a brand new museum and great trip through a lighthouse of the 1910’s. Of all the lighthouses we have visited over the years in many countries, this is the BEST!! One interesting feature is the history of the... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're driving along the north shore and have any interest in lighthouses make time to stop at the Split Rock Lighthouse. They offer tours every half hour. The tour guide basically talks for a little while about the history of the area and the lighthouse and then your are free to explore both the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stewards of history! The tour as well as the video history were interesting and informative. This is a must see attraction when you are up on the North Shore!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an extremely scenic and informative experience. Take the lighthouse guided tour. Great guides. Living history-an amazing time capsule of all the whats and wherefores about this historic landmark. Very interesting and informative visitor center. Feeling frisky? From the top of the lighthouse to the shore of Lake Superior below, a several hundred foot descent down a stairway as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first experience of visiting a lighthouse and boy, did I enjoy it! We missed the audio visual show, but managed to catch the tour just in time. The guide was funny and knowledgeable, which is the right combination. The views of Lake Superior are spectacular. Seeing a lighthouse from inside or seeing the living quarters of officials... More 

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