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Don’t miss Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Back in 1905, the ship Madeira struck Gold Rock during a violent storm and sunk, taking with it many lives. To protect future sailings, Split Rock Lighthouse was built in 1910. Now a National Historic Landmark, visit the museum to learn more about its history, watch a film presentation, and see exhibits on the North Shore’s tourism and commercial fishing industries. One of the most photographed lighthouses in the U.S., there are 7 marked vantage points to capture your own photos, including one from the highway in case you don’t have time to visit. To explore the interior of the lighthouse and the other historic buildings on the property (open May 15 through October 31) there is a fee not covered by the Minnesota State Parks Annual Pass. There is no charge to walk the grounds and enter the visitor center. The wreck site of the Madeira is popular for scuba diving as there are many intact ship parts. Camping reservations for every Minnesota State Park are required and can be made online (https://reservations1.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWebHome/Facilities/SearchView.aspx) or by calling 866-857-2757.
3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN
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