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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Address: 3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
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This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of...

This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.

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If you have a problem walking in snow or on ice I would recommend not going in winter. I couldn't get to the vantage point to photograph the lighthouse because of the snow and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
SelinaJ1960
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a problem walking in snow or on ice I would recommend not going in winter. I couldn't get to the vantage point to photograph the lighthouse because of the snow and ice. My problem...don't let it be yours, go during warmer weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Split Rock Lighthouse is a phenomenal and amazing engineering and historical wonder! The location is very picturesque and the historical tours and videos are even more amazing! The entire sight includes the area below the lighthouse right on the lake. Taking time to walk through every foot of the property makes your visit much more memoriable!

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Thank BARBARA S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was fantastic!!! Especially with the smaller kids!! The views were amazing and the kids had a lot of fun. The tour was incredibly informative and went at a good pace. If you're in the area I highly recommend making the stop. It only takes an hour and you can roam at your own pace after.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had a picnic at the tables along the water, which was a perfect spot. We walked just a short path and were able to see the light house. It was a nice and quiet day!

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Forest City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had a nice time here. Super great views and a nice area to walk around and look at things. Just wish we had more time.

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Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There are opportunities to take great photos along some trails with the lighthouse as a backdrop. A lot of time can be spent at the park walking the trails and walking along the shore of Lake Superior.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

One of the true gems on the north shore. A beautifully preserved and maintained site with breathtaking views. Make every effort to get Pete as your tour guide. He is the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stopped at this place on our way to Scenic route. The views are amazing but the tour is not really worth. We were expecting a lot more details in tour but came to know all the 'notes' which is already posted over signs. Pretty good view from light house. Make sure that you are ready to climb some stairs... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We travelled here to see fall colors in mid-October. Absolutely gorgeous and really enjoyed the cart-in campground! Probably half of the sites were occupied but was still very quiet. We LOVED cart-in site 4! Close to bathroom, and after they shut the water down for the season, a vault toilet. VERY short walk from parking lot, but still secluded, and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Some of the most stunning vistas on the North Shore can be had at the Split Rock grounds. Take the path down to the shore, and splash around on the rocks if you get a chance! Unless you're a history buff or lighthouse enthusiast, the tour probably won't be that interesting.

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