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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Address: 3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
Phone Number: +1 218-226-6377
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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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Very nice grounds!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were doing our MN waterfall tour and saw a sign for the lighthouse so we stopped. It was a beautiful lighthouse!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The lighthouse and hiking paths were amazingly beautiful. I highly recommend stopping and enjoying both! I was shocked that the living history staff were so cold and shared very little information about the lighthouse even when prompted with questions. They could use more coaching on how to interact with visitors while in character.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 River right before the lighthouse and there is a nice loop trail to hike.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was fun to learn how the light house came to be and house the ships hear the horn on the water. Very interesting on learning that the glass roatating light is from Paris!

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 animals if you use the historic site trails. The state park trails take you further... More 

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Rogers
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 gear. Beware that sites 6-10 require a climb up a steep hill. Campsite 8 has... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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!

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Thank BeyondWildTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 venture out and explore other areas during that time, return for the shots you couldn't... More 

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