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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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  • Recently visited a icon on the north shore and Split Rock Lighthouse. Clean wonderful grounds around the lighthouse. During our visit the lighthouse was not open for viewing as far as tours due to it ...  more »
  • Split Rock Lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse with fun history. I have been to the park usually every year since I was young but was able to take my 11 year old sister for her first time. She loved ...  more »
  • A trip to the North shore is not complete without a trip to Split Rock Lighthouse. Take a walk around any season. We spent a lot of time taking photos of the lighthouse.  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.