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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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I have wanted to see Split Rock LH for many years, so maybe my anticipation had my hopes set too... read more

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jmc1958
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Good stop around Lake Superior

This was a cool stop on the border around Lake Superior. Make sure to climb down to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kyra C
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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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“light house” (88 reviews)
“guided tour” (76 reviews)
“north shore” (115 reviews)
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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 today

I have wanted to see Split Rock LH for many years, so maybe my anticipation had my hopes set too high. When we first arrived at the state park it was very foggy and we could not see the lighthouse at all, even from the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a cool stop on the border around Lake Superior. Make sure to climb down to see the lighthouse perched on the cliff from a better perspective. There were other cool elements of buying access, but we stuck to just exploring the lighthouse/exhibit &...More

Thank Kyra C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not happy. Dirty food was not appetizing. Prices were expensive for this area it's not like it's in a place tourist go

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I spent two hours exploring the grounds. Nice film and exhibit area including gift shop. Be sure to take the stairs down to the lake to see the old ramp and cargo area!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the Split Rock Lighthouse was a pleasant surprise on our North Shore journey. The short film and guided tour were so interesting, and the Light House is impressive. Lots of history behind it and our guide was very knowledgeable. Don’t miss this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and interesting history behind why it was built. I highly recommend taking the short guided tour. Very informative. There is also a 13 minute movie that is also very interesting. You can visit the lighthouse and the lightkeeper's house, where there are costumed...More

Thank Kathy1290
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite lighthouses. I have been here about a half dozen times now and I never get tired of the scenery. The is a little hike down to the lake that has a perfect view of the lighthouse. If you are...More

Thank hbratulich
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Minnesota icon; definitely worth the walk from bluff to shoreline and back. Clean restrooms and reasonable gift shop.

Thank Jo H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling to Grand Portage in Minnesota, but making stops along the way. We happened upon Split Rock Lighthouse while driving and decided to make a stop. They had a very nice gift shop and clean bathrooms. We got tickets to go see the...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited later in the afternoon after driving from Duluth and stopping at Gooseberry Falls. The timing was good, it wasn't too crowded. We took the very interesting tour and climbed to the top of the lighthouse. The stairs are wider than a lot of...More

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pennwoodpete
31 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
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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.
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Michelle R
15 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
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