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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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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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very cool lighthouse and location

This lighthouse is what you imagine one to look like. Perched on a cliff above the waters. Climbed to the top via spiral staircase. Very scenic lookout from the top. Walked down... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lighthouse is what you imagine one to look like. Perched on a cliff above the waters. Climbed to the top via spiral staircase. Very scenic lookout from the top. Walked down to view the lighthouse from the waters. Take the stairs. There is a gravel path that we took down but the stairs would be much easier. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the drive up the north shore; just a few minutes north of Two Harbors, MN. Worth the $10 donation to the Minnesota Historical Society. This is also a state park, hiking trails & campground.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful lighthouse perched up on a cliff. Went to the top of the lighthouse by way of a spiral staircase. Nice view from the top. My friend and I decided to walk down to the water to view the lighthouse from below. Wow!! Seeing it from the bottom was fantastic. Quite a few stairs to get down but well worth... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our adventure up the north shore of Minnesota, we stopped for a visit at the Split Rock Lighthouse. We have spent time at many lighthouses across the United States. This by far the most complete and thorough lighthouse visits that I have experienced. I highly recommend this lighthouse visit. It was an enjoyable and great learning experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the tour and the movie. Do not skip either one. Do those first and you can then spend time outside later. You can go down to the beach from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Split Rock Lighthouse produces one of Minnesota's most iconic images...the picturesque lighthouse atop the rugged bluff. You can take a 20-minute guided tour and then walk around to your heart's content for $10. Building this structure back in the day was quite the challenge. Absolutely worth the trip to see this lighthouse and the surrounding area. Gorgeous...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped on our drive north for a long family weekend on the MN north shore. We were all glad to have explored this iconic MN landmark. The gift shop has a wide array of MN delights. The tour was informative, albeit boring even for a family who adores local history. I'm glad we are MHS members as we got... More 

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Mendota, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the lighthouse. Definitely worth the price of admission. All the historically dressed employees were knowledgeable and polite. Took the self-guided tour. Even the gift shop employees were helpful and polite.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was interesting learning the history behind the lighthouse, getting to tour inside different places with how people lived and worked by the Split Rock Lighthouse. A very unique experience :)

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the coolest places I have been. I love knowing that all of the materials were brought over by boat and hoisted up via crane on the side of the cliff. The lighthouse lens is fascinating. Great place to see how life happened in the past.

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