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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
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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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A must see anytime we are to the north shore. Always a treat. It is great to see the light house and tour the grounds and see the history. For the first time this year went... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see anytime we are to the north shore. Always a treat. It is great to see the light house and tour the grounds and see the history. For the first time this year went hiking with the family and there is a really nice rock beach and some great hiking trails. The views here are absolutely amazing. A... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique area with the lighthouse and grounds. Stairs to the water below 170+ steps! Even better views from there. Take their tour to learn more about the history and buildings. One of Minnesota's top destinations for history and beauty!

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Thank Neal L
Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We live in the Twin Cities and often take day trips (granted they are long days) to the North Shore, and we always make our way to split rock. We rarely go to the lighthouse tour, but we love going into the park to the beach and rocky areas. Our last visit was scheduled in order to share this park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We totally enjoyed this place. It may be challenging for some elderly and kids, but there is still lots to see and do.

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Beulah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped about 10am, which is when the lighthouse opens. First stop was the gift shop before the lighthouse, great prices on coats etc. The lighthouse tour was really informative and our guide was awesome. Then you can walk around as much or as little as you want. Wonderful view of lighthouse clouds, shoreline. Great adventure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse never fails to deliver on history and beauty on the shores of Lake Superior. All age ranges can enjoy but would recommend a minimum age of 6 or 7 to comprehend the tour.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place to visit with family. Can take a guided tour or just wander. We enjoyed showing ourselves around. Make sure you take the hike down to the bottom of the tramway.

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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The scenery is beautiful Lake Superior is so big it's like looking out into the ocean. There seems to be no end to it. The cliff's edge is breathtaking. The tower's tour is interesting the tower beautiful, great to spend time learning it's history.

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Manteno, Il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great historical tour. Beautiful views, great photo ops. Nice hiking too. Nice informational video theatre, very informed tour guides.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on an overcast Saturday and it was still beautiful. Bought sweatshirts in the gift shop because the wind was strong and overcast skies. Didn't have to wait to climb to the top of the lighthouse. We did descend down all the many steps to the Lake Superior shore and glad we did. Very beautiful. We took a path... More 

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