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Split Rock Lighthouse

Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Split Rock Lighthouse

Breath taking view from above as well as from the lake...people kayak in Lake Superior and the view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
darnmike2018
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Adventures with the Grandchildren

We were there on Nov 18th and unfortunately the gift shop was closed for reno but we were able to... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Ricky L
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West Concord, Minnesota
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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...more
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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breath taking view from above as well as from the lake...people kayak in Lake Superior and the view is beautiful. It is one of the top visits when you are visiting the north shore!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank darnmike2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We were there on Nov 18th and unfortunately the gift shop was closed for reno but we were able to walk around the light house. We also went down to the pebble beach and enjoy that.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ricky L
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Pull over from your long day of traveling. Stretch your legs. Walk the 5 minute lake trail. Take in the panoramic sight of the lighthouse imposing itself over the cliff and lake. Walk up the steep wooden staircase and enjoy yourself as the lighthouse becomes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BradyHales
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Lots of trails to hike. Lots of things to look at. Great tour if you can visit while they are open. Better in the summer. Super cold in the winter. Overall, a great place to stop while cruising up highway 61.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tschmidt690
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stopped here as a group and really enjoyed it. Docent was excellent as was the video and walking tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This lighthouse is absolutely gorgeous. We did the Lake Superior circle and this was our favorite lighthouse. It's stunning sitting on top of that gorgeous rock. You will need to take the trail to get the best view of this lighthouse. Lots of stairs if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rita J
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing. Gorgeous weather and views made this an unforgettable experience. Everything about the north shore and it’s treasures were amazing for our family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaimieMB
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Has a great time visiting this great lighthouse. Learned from guides about how, why, and how much it cost to build. Glad the Mn Historical Society maintains it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 150jeff1953
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This lighthouse is a must see. Go early before the crowds pile in but plan to walk up the lighthouse and visit the buildings on the grounds. This is a great place to learn about the history of the lighthouses on lake Superior.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I took the guided tour and it was very informative. The tour guide explained the history of the area, how the lighthouse was built, and provided lots of details re: the lighthouse and surrounding structures. It's a very pretty location.

Date of experience: September 2018
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pennwoodpete
30 May 2017|
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Response from 678lc | 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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