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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Edumund Fitzgerald memorial

on November 10th each year they read the names of the sailors lost on the Fitzgerald in 1975. this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mark b
Altoona, Wisconsin
A wonderful place to visit.

My Husband and I have been here a few times, a very lovely place, rich in history. The grounds a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shakopee, Minnesota
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“north shore”(26 reviews)
This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.
3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The lighthouse is a true icon of the North Shore and the stop is well worth it. The lighthouse itself is gorgeous, the tour will allow you to climb the stairs up to the see the stunning light. The view from the base of the...More

4  Thank eblake12
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our recent trip to Split Rock State Park deeply saddened and disappointed me! One of the more glorious State Parks in the State of Minnesota (or nationwide) - was not very visitor friendly! In years past - after a brief browse around the gift shop...More

5  Thank BobandMunda
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All reviews light house north shore split rock lighthouse pebble beach historical area climb the stairs picnic area allow plenty of time vantage point historical society living quarters admission fee small fee guided tour breathtaking views great hiking trails interesting history
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Reviewed 1 week ago

on November 10th each year they read the names of the sailors lost on the Fitzgerald in 1975. this is one of the only time they light the lighthouse. very moving tribute. the lighthouse and grounds are very cool and historically interesting. if you go...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I have been here a few times, a very lovely place, rich in history. The grounds a beautiful, and it is a lovely drive. The people are friendly, and hearing the stories are really a wow.

Thank jamgeff
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse was very cool. However, you can tour the lighthouse and the house in 20 minutes and $10 per person seemed to be a little pricey for that.

Thank baileyweis
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We went on the tour with a group of 12 people & a guide. It was very informative and the guide was a great resource for everyone because of his knowledge of the lighthouse & area. we were allowed to climb the stairs to the...More

Thank SaundraMitch
Reviewed 12 October 2018

If you just want to look at or photograph the Split Rock Lighthouse, the park entrance fee seems a bit steep. But Split Rock Lighthouse State Park has much more to offer than just a view of the lighthouse. It is, in fact, a very...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Don't miss out on learning about the history of The Most Beautiful Lighthouse in the US. Enjoy the movie, historical figures with narration, views, hiking , and picnic space

Thank Notentsforme
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The lighthouse and grounds are beautiful and well kept. A lightkeeper in period uniform was stoking the stove in the bottom level of the light house when we toured and women in the keepers quarters were baking and knitting. Very nice touches. Our guide was...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this state park on two different days, the first day was foggy, but, the second day was clear and sunny. We took some great trails, and just basked in our surroundings! We found a tucked off trail head entrance and our toddlers were...More

Thank Nichole W
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The beauty and the stormy waves, and the rustic glacial cliffs make Split Rock the most popular State Park in all of Minnesota. Yet most travelers miss the best part. They visit the lighthouse and miss the 14 miles of hiking, biking, snowshoe, and cross-country...More

Thank Kgordon10
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was a wonderful historic site to visit during our stay in Two Harbors, MN. The tour guide was very good. Worth the $10 entrance fee.

Thank Robin S
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13 July 2018|
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Response from traveltheworld012 | Reviewed this property |
No. All camping is primitive at Split Rock Lighthouse SP. All sites are either cart-in or backpack sites. This means no vehicles at campsites. You have to park in a lot and walk from 150 feet to 1/2 mile to the campsites... More
7 September 2017|
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Response from Daveptaz | Reviewed this property |
to me the best place to view it is from the beach area by the picnic grounds in the park south of the lighthouse and along the walking trail. that is where the majority of the pictures are taken. you still need to have the... More
18 September 2016|
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Response from MNFrmGrl | Reviewed this property |
You would need a State Park permit to go hiking in the park. Daily permits are $5 per vehicle.
Sandra S
9 November 2015|
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Response from ROBERT R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandy, We were there in Sept and had quite a crowd then. Would surely call the park and check. Mary