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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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A must-see historical site along the North Shore

The Minnesota Historical Society has done a wonderful job of restoring this site for visitors... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Michael G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Great views and interesting history

We did the "tour" which is only about 20 min. long and gave some history before allowing you to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Minnesota Historical Society has done a wonderful job of restoring this site for visitors, creating an interesting visitors information center, complete with a beautiful small theater with film showings, and offering 20 minute guided tours facilitated by knowledgeable Historical Society guides and actors in...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We did the "tour" which is only about 20 min. long and gave some history before allowing you to tour the buildings at your own leisure. It was cool to see the lighthouse, the keepers house and a few other spots and there are steps...More

1  Thank Vicki69072
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stopped for a visit to the lighthouse and after walked ar9ound and explored the trails. Very nice, well-kept grounds. Definitely a must see, beautiful trails and some very nice photo ops.

1  Thank vicky l
Reviewed 20 July 2016

You do have to pay to enter the lighthouse but it is pretty interesting. It has great views of the North Shore and some nice walking paths. If you are driving up to the lighthouse from Duluth then you can stop at the Split Rock...More

1  Thank jbg74
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Easy terrain hiking and great views of the famous lighthouse and Lake Superior. FYI - you can hike down to Lake Superior for FREE with your dog(s) if you take the state park trails, but you'll have to pay for a wristband and cannot bring...More

2  Thank Kalyn310
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We camped 2 nights at the park, the campsites were un-reservable prior to the 2016 camping season so we took advantage of the ability to reserve a site. All the sites are within walking distance and the park provides utility carts to haul in your...More

1  Thank MNFrmGrl
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained state park and worth the climb down and back up via the 182 steps! Great views for memorable photos!

1  Thank BeyondWildTravel
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a lighthouse trip up the northshore of Minnesota. This was the BEST one. Nice park too with information center and gift shop. I think there's a $5 vehicle permit at the gate.

Thank Christy W
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Pretty nice State Park, I would recommend this as a great place to explore or camp. If you are into photography, you need to get up early, and stay up late to get the shots. In the summer 10am to 8pm is pretty worthless, so...More

Thank mspreh
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This was such a great place! My first camping trip ever and I'm not accustom to walking and carrying such a load but it's so worth it! Got to get the right spot. It's amazing. During the night the sprays from the water were so...More

1  Thank Rachel D
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Daveptaz | Reviewed this property |
to me the best place to view it is from the beach area by the picnic grounds in the park south of the lighthouse and along the walking trail. that is where the majority of the pictures are taken. you still need to have the... More
18 September 2016|
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Response from MNFrmGrl | Reviewed this property |
You would need a State Park permit to go hiking in the park. Daily permits are $5 per vehicle.
9 November 2015|
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Response from ROBERT R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandy, We were there in Sept and had quite a crowd then. Would surely call the park and check. Mary