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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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Nice educational and fun trip

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 3 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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Thank JoAnn1956
Woodstock, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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Thank Stokest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited before, but this year we got to go in the lighthouse, Keepers Quarters and Fog Horn House. The actors were all knowledge and extremely kind. What a beautiful area! We love the lighthouse and its grounds.

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Thank CoodlasMama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love visiting MN historical society sites and have a family membership. The tour was very good, visitor center is beautiful. We visited with an 8 and 5 year old and they both had fun and learned many things. Beautiful views! We didn't have time to explore the grounds or go down the beach so we will have to go... More 

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On the Minn North Shore. I think the average stop is about 2 hours. Guided or self guided tours ate available. Probably not the best stop while raining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the lighthouse was beautiful. Many fun things to see along the way and being able to stop and enjoy fun in the lake.

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