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Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors

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Lighthouse Landmark
Experience what is considered to be one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the United States when you visit Split Rock Lighthouse. Sitting on the edge of a cliff that juts out into the water, this National Historic Landmark offers photo opportunities as well as historical background. Take the tour of the lighthouse, which brings you into the keepers' houses and up to the top, or explore on your own with the help of plentiful signs and posted information. For the best views of the lighthouse, hike down to the rocky beach below using either the stairs or the trail. Split Rock Lighthouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Two Harbors Edition.
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  • The tour guide made this very interesting and took time to answer questions and point many things out. Very breezy up at the top!  more »
  • This lighthouse is iconic! Incredible sight! Super glad we were able to see it on a beautiful day! You can easily spend 2-3hrs here in the park area while visiting the Split Rock Lighthouse. Wear comf...  more »
  • This is the one that's on everyone's bucket list, so go ahead and visit when you have the opportunity. It is just as you expect, with a great guided tour, and of course the walk down to the shoreline ...  more »
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  • Stopped by while spending time in Two Harbors. It was out of season, so no tour, but we were free to explore the grounds. Loved it. And what a view! The small nautical museum in the main welcome center was fascinating too.
  • Perfect weather day! First time bringing son. Gracious tour guides. 172 steps!
  • Stopped here on a cold morning. I wasn't expecting anything to be open. To our delight, the museum, grounds, and gift shop was open. They even played the movie for us, which was perfect for my 5yo with a short attention span. We had the whole place to ourselves. The staff was very inviting. Even though the buildings, and "tour" wasn't open this time of year, I must say it was one of the most memorable times at Split Rock yet.
  • The guys were very informative and we learned a lot about this Lighthouse from touring all the buildings. Very nice and I would recommend coming.
  • I bought a Minnesota Historical Pass for a year + one guess. This was one of my favorite trips. The light house is beautiful and fun to look out of from the small windows on the top. You can also hike down to the shore and take great pictures angled up to get the light house in the background. The rocks are really nice for skipping too! We spent about thirty minutes reading about the light house and most of our time hiking around and by the shore. The workers are really knowledgeable and very nice like all Minnesota historical sites! Definitely stop by if you are in the area. I'm not sure how much it costs but if you live in Minnesota and like history buy the year pass!

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