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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number: +1 218-226-6372
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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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Gorgeous Lighthouse

This lighthouse looks and feels as though it was on the coast. There is also a nice walking path down to the water and along the rocks that gives the area even more of a coastal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jason Z
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lighthouse looks and feels as though it was on the coast. There is also a nice walking path down to the water and along the rocks that gives the area even more of a coastal feel. It's a short drive from Duluth and totally worth it.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lighthouse is charming and offers great views of Lake Superior. There is a trail down to the lake as well that has a lot of stairs- a lot. But there are landings along the way with benches to take a break if you want. The lighthouse is fun, and the grounds offer great views.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Split Rock Lighthouse is an impressive sight and the vista to the Lake Superior is spectacular. Even if it was raining when we visited it really was worth a visit.

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Thank Jan R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very moving event. The only day each year the beacon of the lighthouse is operational. Great photo op. Visitor center is awesome.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a wonderful, sunny day for a walk down by the water. Very windy from the Lake. $5 parking fee, worth it. Nice gift shop, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Split Rock Lighthouse is the best Landmark anywhere when your looking for a Lighthouse to visit so much to see and do so many helpful staff that will answer anything you ask the Beacon Lighting which is On November 10 the only time you will get to see it lit it is by far the best to visit anytime you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and fun to see it up close! Lots of people here today, but everyone there was very kind and gracious!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouse was closed for the season still would stop as the grounds is open. Nice walk around and able to see the lighthouse. I will come back sometime

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Cumberland, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had yet to visit this Lighthouse so took a morning of our weekend and went for a visit. It was pretty cool. It is off season so not many people especially at 11:00 am on a Friday morning. Stayed for few hrs exploring and left just as it started to rain

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of our favorite stops during our trip to the North Shore. It's easy to get excellent pictures of the lighthouse without stopping and taking the tour, but the tour is worth it. The guides do a good job setting up the story of the lighthouse and its purpose, but the best part is visiting and talking with... More 

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