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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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+1 218-226-6372
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Fee: Yes
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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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We visited in early May so the lighthouse was not yet open for visitors. However, visitors could walk around the property and trails. Gorgeous scenery.

Reviewed 4 days ago
millarwd
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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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Wahpeton, North Dakota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in early May so the lighthouse was not yet open for visitors. However, visitors could walk around the property and trails. Gorgeous scenery.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Split Rock has been usurped by the MN Historical Society as a money maker for their group. Charging eight dollars for a self tour of the building exhibits and/or grounds is going to keep me away even though I love lighthouses. Your yearly park pass doesn't give you much at this site except a view from the campground. Stop at... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove between Duluth and Silver Bay on Hwy 61. Beautiful views along the coast. Lots to do in the area. Great walks. Many restaurants serving local beers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stop here whenever I venture up to Gooseberry Falls. It's beautiful and free so why not check it out? I wouldn't drive all the way up there just for this though, make it a part of a larger day of adventuring.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse is amazing and you will have amazing scenic views from the base. There are also trails leading to the waterfront along the old tram line. Visitor station provides a decent collection of historical backgound.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I wished the parking lot is bigger. Our favorite part is the hiking trails of Splitrock Lighthouse since you don't have to pay $10 per person or more just to get in and see the Lighthouse. Just parked at the scenic view for the Lighthouse and walked down to the bike trail and you're on your perfect hiking trail with... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Recently visited a icon on the north shore and Split Rock Lighthouse. Clean wonderful grounds around the lighthouse. During our visit the lighthouse was not open for viewing as far as tours due to it still being closed for the season, but we were still able to get onto the viewing deck with magnificent views of Lake Superior. Nice stop... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Split Rock Lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse with fun history. I have been to the park usually every year since I was young but was able to take my 11 year old sister for her first time. She loved it. There is a quick little hike down to the lake front to see the lighthouse from below. Iconic MN north... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A trip to the North shore is not complete without a trip to Split Rock Lighthouse. Take a walk around any season. We spent a lot of time taking photos of the lighthouse.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a wonderful location, well maintained and specially interesting for taking pictures of sunsets, sunrises and moonrise with Lake Superior as your background

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