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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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Great photo op! Iconic north shore sight!

We biked the Gitchi-Gami Trail from Gooseberry falls to Split Rock lighthouse. There is a rack that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitney S
Lighthouse Lovers can't miss this!

This is one of the most beautiful iconic Lighthouses in the Midwest! The location on the jagged... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Julie S
Amery, Wisconsin
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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
+1 218-226-6372
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We biked the Gitchi-Gami Trail from Gooseberry falls to Split Rock lighthouse. There is a rack that you can lock up your bikes at. It was 9 miles one way. We paid the entry fee and took the little tour. The lighthouse was neat, and...More

Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is one of the most beautiful iconic Lighthouses in the Midwest! The location on the jagged cliffs by Lake Superior create such a beautiful scene! The tours are wonderful and really outline the rugged life of the "keepers of the light". Well worth the...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

i would recommend this place to visit first while in Minnesota. just beautiful looking from a distance and close-up as well. wear a good walking shoes, there's a hiking part and walking areas. so peaceful and relaxing. give yourself at least a couple hours or...More

Thank wakisobol
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Although the lighthouse was closed for the season for entry the grounds around it are open and so is the museum and Historical center that is part of the grounds. It is a great place to stop and see and it is part of Split...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

probaby may be my favorite on the north shore. This year trails were down and that was disappointing and we had to turn back. Lighthouse does charge for buildings which is disappointing.

Thank snugglesiniowa
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Split Rock Lighthouse is a unique structure built on the shore of Lake Superior. It is possible to go in to see the unique mechanism that turns the light. We took a guided tour, it was not long but was very very interesting, the tour...More

Thank OP255
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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

1  Thank Traveller200247
Reviewed 21 November 2017 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

1  Thank stric75
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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

Thank SharonLDRN
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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
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.
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