Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Two Harbors

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a state park of Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is best known for the picturesque Split Rock Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. Built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910, the lighthouse and some adjacent buildings have been restored and the Minnesota Historical Society operates them as a museum. The 2,200-acre (890 ha) state park offers a unique cart-in campground and scenic trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and bicycling.

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  • Good spot for a brief stop and hike or two. Probably spent less than 2 hours here but glad we stopped.  more »
  • Lots of easy hiking options. Picnic tables and beach/lake access are abundant for meals, water play, conversation. Limited bathroom stalls so plan to use them by parking area before and/or after your....  more »
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  • Well worth the price of admission. We spent twice as long here as anticipated because it was so awesome. Amazing views, lots of informative displays. Access to Lake Superior. Will definitely return if we are ever back in this part of the country.
  • Well worth the $10/person to get in. Absolutely beautiful views of the water and of the lighthouse! Several buildings are open for guided or self-guided tours and there are actors dressed for the times. Only problem we ran into was that guided tours ended at 5:00 and there were no signs stating that. We arrived at 5:20 and waited 20 minutes for a tour before we realized there weren't any more for the day.

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