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Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors

(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I finally made it to the lighthouse and it was well worth it. I didn't do the guided tour but did do the climb and spent a good hour or two wandering around the grounds taking pictures and reading abo...  more »
  • I have some of his art works in our home on our walls. That's what makes this review extra special. Done in August of ((2000 not 2016)). We feel our 50-State Quest ending maybe as soon as next year in...  more »
  • Very interesting. Really, no road to this place when it was built. How hard did these people work compared to us today? The guides are great. The grounds are spotless, The gift shop is great too. Like...  more »
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  • Very cool place. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and there are even costumed actors in the light keepers house as well as the lighthouse itself. We got to see be lighthouse keeper wind the crank to keep the light spinning. The best view of the lighthouse is down at be beach, just be warned it's about 170 stairs down and back up.
  • Amazing park and fun tours, both guided and self guided. Make sure you walk down to the beach to get a great shot of the lighthouse on the cliff!
  • A must-see. Beautiful grounds and amazing views. Very nice and helpful staff. Be sure to go over to Pebble Beach to get some great shots.
  • I cant lie its a very cool old looking lighthouse. However they charge you $10 just to get close to it. Yes its probably worth 10 but it just feels wrong that they would charge. I am part of a large family so for all of us to go it was $60 and the tour doesnt last but 40 minuets tops. Not disappointed with the actual building just the people who run it. And the wifi password to lighthouse wifi is splitrock
  • Really fun to see; a one time experience. The keeper staff was really friendly, but when you walk in and the greeting staff ruins your first impression of the establishment it puts a damper in the entire experience.