Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, Split Rock Lighthouse is a rare example of a highly intact 20th-century Great Lakes light station. Perched atop a 130-foot cliff, it served as a vital aid to navigation from 1910 to 1969, guiding ship traffic carrying iron ore from the nation's largest iron ore mines in northern Minnesota.
All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.
Field Trip Details
A visit to Minnesota's most recognized landmark challenges students to learn about navigation, geography, science, and technology. Students also explore the industries vital to this area — iron ore, fishing, and tourism.
Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost: $6 per student
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$6 per student
One free adult per 10 students
Length: 90 to 120 minutes
Picnic facilities are available in the adjacent Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Free bus parking
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