Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors

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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. Put Split Rock Lighthouse on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Two Harbors road trip planning site .
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  • 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 tou...  more »
  • 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 ru...  more »
  • 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 peac...  more »
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  • Split Rock is a Minnesota Icon. It is an absolutely beautiful light house in a phenomenal location. The visitor center is large with a nice gift shop and a number of interesting displays. The light house itself is well kept and you can climb up to the top to check it out. There is a nicely maintained trail to the beach down below for great photo opportunities or just tossing some rocks in the water. This is a great place to stop for just a few minutes or a few hours.
  • Great stop. Worth the money to walk on the trails. Though they are very steep if going to the lake
  • This is a truly best location in this area for photographers. You can get to the beach by walking just a little from the parking and catch amazing colors of sunset or sunrise! Check out the photos! 👇
  • The Lighthouse is closed from October 15th through the winter, but you can still see the grounds and walk along the trails when the park is open. Great views and informative signs on the history of the area. Will be back in the summertime for more hiking!
  • Iconic lighthouse. It's always a favorite of mine to see when I visit the North Shore. The hiking trails around it offer great views from the shore and the history center is very well done.

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