Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Split Rock Lighthouse is a historical site and part of the Minnesota Historical Society. As a site that is part of the Minnesota Historical Society there is a fee to see the lighthouse even if you have a pass for all of the state parks.
You drive in, park your car and enter the visitor center. There are plenty of things to see in the center and purchase. One of the items you will need to purchase is a pass to go through the doors that lead out to the lighthouse itself. It is worth taking a look.
The lighthouse is right behind the visitor center and there isn’t any scary walks along a long and narrow path like many lighthouses. It is a rather beautiful lighthouse.
You can walk around the building next to the lighthouse or wonder through the other area with all of the other buildings. There is information inside the building next to the lighthouse. Cover your ears when the fog horns go off.
Stand back and take in the lighthouse itself. It is a pretty amazing sight to see. The best part is that you can go inside and climb to the top.
The lower part of the lighthouse is rather neat. There is a stove and a desk for the caretaker to use. They have people dressed up as caretakers walking around. I believe there is also a tour that you can take.
The mechanics of the lighthouse itself are really incredible. It truly is a beautiful work of art. The fact that it has a functional aspect as well is just a bonus.
Climb the staircase to the top and take in the view. It is rare that you get to climb a lighthouse so that fact that they let you go up into this one makes it very exciting.
The light at the top of the lighthouse spins around so that boats can see it.
The view is also quite spectacular from the lighthouse. Here are a few shots of what you might see when you visit here.
If you get a chance to visit Split Rock Lighthouse it is completely worth the fee. The lighthouse is beautiful and the fact that they let you go inside makes it very exciting. It is also very accessible from the standpoint that you do not need to take a scary walk to get to it. There are stairs to get up to it so keep that in mind.
I highly suggest putting Split Rock Lighthouse on your list of things to do if you are in the Twin Harbors, MN area.
After you view the lighthouse you can take a hiking trip into the park itself. We were just passing through so we skipped the hike, but it looked like it would be fun.