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Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6372
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Simply Amazing! Picturesque!

This lighthouse is iconic! Incredible sight! Super glad we were able to see it on a beautiful day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grand Forks, North Dakota
via mobile
Part of everyone's pilgrimage

This is the one that's on everyone's bucket list, so go ahead and visit when you have the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“north shore” (96 reviews)
“split rock” (61 reviews)
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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6372
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lighthouse is iconic! Incredible sight! Super glad we were able to see it on a beautiful day! You can easily spend 2-3hrs here in the park area while visiting the Split Rock Lighthouse. Wear comfortable shoes to hike! I was quiet confused about the...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the one that's on everyone's bucket list, so go ahead and visit when you have the opportunity. It is just as you expect, with a great guided tour, and of course the walk down to the shoreline and beyond. The bivalve fresnel lens...More

Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour is worth the cost of a ticket! Also, be sure to enjoy the narrated tour too! Last about 20 minutes, but gives so fun facts. Also be sure to walk down to the shore line...

Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were underwhelmed by Gooseberry Falls, so I was prepared for another disappointment with the Split Rock Lighthouse. No so! Take the guided tour. It's only 20 minutes and you learn about the history of the lighthouses and families/caretakers who lived on the grounds. The...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive alone is Killer I recommend doing the old shore road from Duluth to Two Harbors. Not the 4 lane expressway. Then it's a true North Shore Drive with tunnels and beautiful Lake Superior Views. Take your time and pull off in the many...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course this lighthouse is beautiful, but there seems to be confusion about visiting...you don't need a Minnesota State Park sticker to visit the site. There's a big sign at the entrance that tells you that! The lighthouse is owned and maintained by the Minnesota...More

Thank 2ndWindTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a great time touring the property, learning about shipwrecks and the life of the lighthouse keepers. We didn't know we'd be able to tour one of the homes too and that was a special surprise. My six year old daughter's imagination went...More

Thank FamilyGil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot say you have visited the North Shore without stopping here. It's iconic. It's also the most photographed place in MN. There is a fantastic visitors center with a movie about ships and lighthouses. Really well done and don't miss this. Stay around to...More

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was never there and we decide to visit with my mom, she needs a walker or wheel chair and I did not have one, they do let you used there's if you leave your driver license, the views are awesome, I like it it...More

Thank erika a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to the lighthouse in a number of years. At that time, you could walk up to the lighthouse, take pictures, etc. no charge, except for the park fee. I recently took a disabled friend to see it. Now, there is a building...More

Thank Diner E
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30 May 2017|
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Response from L C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, parking and access to the grounds are free. Access to the lighthouse varies. Current costs are as follows:- $10 Adults $8 Seniors (65+) $8 Active military and veterans $8 College students $6 Children ages... More
Debra R
16 September 2016|
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Response from Kalyn310 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are allowed on the Historic Site grounds, which include all the buildings and specific trails down to Lake Superior. The adjacent Split Rock Lighthouse State Park does allow dogs on their hiking trails.
Michelle R
14 September 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
If the flight of outdoor stairs are too much to get up to the lighthouse base, he can walk down the path a short way to see a nice but partial view without going down all those stairs. You can drive down to the beach and... More