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Split Rock Lighthouse

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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6372
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Great views, nice displays and historical info in the visitors center

We stopped here after reading about it in a Moon Travel Book and reading TripAdvisor reviews. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MT1
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Aurora, Colorado
Beautiful in the spring too

Even if the April weather felt more like late Feb or March, was a good experience. Can't beat the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“north shore” (115 reviews)
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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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+1 218-226-6372
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after reading about it in a Moon Travel Book and reading TripAdvisor reviews. As the book mentions, there is a scenic pullout just a short ways before you get to the turnoff for the lighthouse if you are going north. You can...More

Thank MT1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if the April weather felt more like late Feb or March, was a good experience. Can't beat the small crowds!!

Thank Sandy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hiking, picture taking and my favorite place to remote camp on the north shore. The views of Lake Superior and shoreline are magnificent.

Thank Tiffany T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful historic site. The Visitor Center is excellent and the short film about the site in their theater is not to be missed. The lighthouse is so interesting and the views are incredible. Be sure to stop at the overlook just south...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a neat place to visit. Checkout the Visitors Center. Then tour the lighthouse! Great Lake Superior views! Visit during the Fall colors.

Thank lvmt4sure
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an amazing memory and beautiful scenery!! When we reached the lighthouse balcony he asked this sweet couple to take our picture and he got down on one knee and asked me to be his Wife!!!!!! I SAID YES!!!!!!!!!!! Best day ever! Thank you to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when you are looking for some of the best spots along Hwy 61 to stop in for an amazing view of lake Superior be sure to stop at Split Rock! The history center will fill you in on the area, lighthouse information and has some...More

1  Thank kimbH5144CW
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The opened early this year. It was cold, but worth the visit. It's cost to visit so be prepared. They let you walk to the top (not too many stairs) of the Light house and the view was amazing. Staff on hand to answer any...More

1  Thank Edwin R
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were so lucky when we got to the park that they were experimenting with an early spring opening on March 1. The park guide in the lighthouse was very friendly and helpful, and thoroughly enjoyed answering all of our questions. We really only explored...More

Thank Tamara N
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The gift shop is full of unique gifts, many custom made by local artisans. The building is well lit, spacious, and the staff is always very welcoming when I bring friends, or when I am there to hike the trails.

Thank Donna A
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pennwoodpete
May 30, 2017|
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Response from L C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, parking and access to the grounds are free. Access to the lighthouse varies. Current costs are as follows:- $10 Adults $8 Seniors (65+) $8 Active military and veterans $8 College students $6 Children ages... More
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Debra R
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Kalyn310 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed on the Historic Site grounds, which include all the buildings and specific trails down to Lake Superior. The adjacent Split Rock Lighthouse State Park does allow dogs on their hiking trails.
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Michelle R
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
If the flight of outdoor stairs are too much to get up to the lighthouse base, he can walk down the path a short way to see a nice but partial view without going down all those stairs. You can drive down to the beach and... More
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