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Split Rock Lighthouse

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Address: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone Number:
+1 218-226-6372
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Fee: Yes

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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Awesome lighthouse

Even though the lighthouse is closed for the winter, you can still walk around the grounds. The view is amazing and I would recommend checking this out. Also the drive up is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sartell, Minnesota
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Sartell, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the lighthouse is closed for the winter, you can still walk around the grounds. The view is amazing and I would recommend checking this out. Also the drive up is beautiful!

Thank Pammamac
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

After the Blueberry Festival in Ely, Minnesota we went to see the lighthouse. My husband and I have taken our kids when they were little and now we have taken our grandkids. They loved it. It really is impressive and if you see any advertising for vacations in Minnesota it probably includes a picture of this lighthouse. There is a... More 

Thank minneapol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is one of those places where the pictures don't disappoint. The lighthouse is pretty and has some good historical background. The grounds are well kept. There's a good hike with lots of stairs to climb to the bottom so you can take a good photo of the lighthouse. You can walk around the grounds also. The tour was okay.... More 

Thank the_amw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Beautiful views and a nice clean park. Very well kept and lots of fun to visit. Nice gift shop and friendly people.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A very lovely place to be... Though said a lake... doesnt look so in anyways... loveliest place... please look at the opening seasons so that your visit becomes more memorable

Thank NS_Rajbhandari
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited on annual Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting. Weather was unusually warm (60 degrees). Crowd was probably a couple hundred, and most gather around base of lighthouse at dusk for reading of names of lost crew when Fitzgerald sunk. Ceremony itself is very brief, but touring inside of lighthouse, seeing it be lit, and walking the grounds are worth visit... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This lighthouse looks and feels as though it was on the coast. There is also a nice walking path down to the water and along the rocks that gives the area even more of a coastal feel. It's a short drive from Duluth and totally worth it.

Thank Jason Z
Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This lighthouse is charming and offers great views of Lake Superior. There is a trail down to the lake as well that has a lot of stairs- a lot. But there are landings along the way with benches to take a break if you want. The lighthouse is fun, and the grounds offer great views.

Thank lisaschmidt498
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Split Rock Lighthouse is an impressive sight and the vista to the Lake Superior is spectacular. Even if it was raining when we visited it really was worth a visit.

Thank Jan R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A very moving event. The only day each year the beacon of the lighthouse is operational. Great photo op. Visitor center is awesome.

Thank Mary D

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