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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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Don't You Dare Miss This Lighthouse

We visited this lighthouse on October 1, 2017, my second visit and my wife's first. She was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Traveller200247
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Winnipeg, Canada
Combine it with hike

The Split Rock state park and the lighthouse offer a nice break point to travelers in Duluth area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stric75
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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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3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this lighthouse on October 1, 2017, my second visit and my wife's first. She was awestruck by the beauty from the surrounding cemented courtyard looking out to Superior. This lighthouse is beautiful and well maintained. Take time to visit the gift shop and...More

Thank Traveller200247
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Split Rock state park and the lighthouse offer a nice break point to travelers in Duluth area. The North Shore of Lake Superior can be quite beautiful. It’s charm is in the fact that it’s not overly developed and the nature in its primal...More

Thank stric75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to be at the north shore Austin the lights are on at the lighthouse. Neat erred atmosphere... Time to pay tribute to the crew who perrished

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting here. Well kept and interesting history. A little cool and breezy with it of course on the water.

Thank SharonLDRN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lighthouse that is somewhat unique because of its isolation in its early years. It has a lot of history and it is preserved so that you can still see it as it was until is was decommissioned. We took the paid tour...More

Thank jimandbevh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour and it was worth the cost of $10. Being handicapped my admission was free. The tour was very interesting, even though I could not access the lighthouse due to my physical limitations. But wait! The young man giving us the tour...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love lighthouses….whenever I travel, where ever I go I try to arrange to see as many lighthouses as possible. I tend to judge lighthouses on a combination of the photogenic nature of the lighthouse and it’s setting, whether there is access to the lantern...More

Thank plad19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on a Monday in October so it was not too busy. We took the 20-minute tour which really added to the experience. Just so beautiful a picture. We went partway down the stairs on the trip to reach the shoreline, and got...More

Thank philminn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to go in here but was surprised at there was an admission fee now. Every other time I've been here, it was free. Guess times have changed. We opted not to pay since we had been here before.

Thank CLL1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't crazy about the admission fee when we first got there, but soon found out it was well worth it!!! We decided not to do the guided tour (included with the fee) due to time constraints. However, the attendants working there answered all of...More

Thank Jjsmall
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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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