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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  • October 4, 2017
    The beauty of Lake Superior within the context of the lighthouse. Fascinating, educational and spectacular. Truly a can’t miss visit when on the north shore.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Great historic place to stop and see history of an active lighthouse. Beautiful views of Lake superior. Can see for miles! Very informative staff explains everything in detail  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Enjoyed the great views and history from the guides. the restoration on the buildings is so well done you believe you have stepped back in time.  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    Perfect weather day! First time bringing son. Gracious tour guides. 172 steps!
  • March 17, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • December 17, 2016
    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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