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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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Breathtaking views!

when you are looking for some of the best spots along Hwy 61 to stop in for an amazing view of lake... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
kimbH5144CW
Beatuful restored Light House

The opened early this year. It was cold, but worth the visit. It's cost to visit so be prepared... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Edwin R
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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+1 218-226-6372
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

when you are looking for some of the best spots along Hwy 61 to stop in for an amazing view of lake Superior be sure to stop at Split Rock! The history center will fill you in on the area, lighthouse information and has some...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

The opened early this year. It was cold, but worth the visit. It's cost to visit so be prepared. They let you walk to the top (not too many stairs) of the Light house and the view was amazing. Staff on hand to answer any...More

1  Thank Edwin R
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were so lucky when we got to the park that they were experimenting with an early spring opening on March 1. The park guide in the lighthouse was very friendly and helpful, and thoroughly enjoyed answering all of our questions. We really only explored...More

Thank Tamara N
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The gift shop is full of unique gifts, many custom made by local artisans. The building is well lit, spacious, and the staff is always very welcoming when I bring friends, or when I am there to hike the trails.

Thank Donna A
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We biked the Gitchi-Gami Trail from Gooseberry falls to Split Rock lighthouse. There is a rack that you can lock up your bikes at. It was 9 miles one way. We paid the entry fee and took the little tour. The lighthouse was neat, and...More

Thank Whitney S
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This was our favorite lighthouse, and we saw several. Make sure to take the time to check it out, and get the view from at the bottom of the stairs. It is well worth your time!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is one of the most beautiful iconic Lighthouses in the Midwest! The location on the jagged cliffs by Lake Superior create such a beautiful scene! The tours are wonderful and really outline the rugged life of the "keepers of the light". Well worth the...More

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

i would recommend this place to visit first while in Minnesota. just beautiful looking from a distance and close-up as well. wear a good walking shoes, there's a hiking part and walking areas. so peaceful and relaxing. give yourself at least a couple hours or...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Although the lighthouse was closed for the season for entry the grounds around it are open and so is the museum and Historical center that is part of the grounds. It is a great place to stop and see and it is part of Split...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

probaby may be my favorite on the north shore. This year trails were down and that was disappointing and we had to turn back. Lighthouse does charge for buildings which is disappointing.

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pennwoodpete
May 30, 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
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Debra R
September 16, 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.
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Michelle R
September 14, 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
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