STAYCATION IDEAS: Split Rock Lighthouse and Jeffers Petroglyphs

Both of these places are awesome and perfect destinations for an in-state getaway!

Split Rock Lighthouse near Two Harbors will be open 7 days a week. Guests can purchase a timed-entry ticket for $8 online or inside the visitor center. Other indoor spaces, including the lighthouse and keeper’s residence, will remain closed. A pop-up store will be set up outside so guests can shop for their favorite Split Rock Lighthouse items. For more information visit mnhs.org/splitrocklighthouse.

Jeffers Petroglyphs near Comfrey features more than 5,000 ancient rock carvings, or petroglyphs, set amid the prairie grasses. The carvings of buffalo, turtles, thunderbirds and humans tell the stories of Native American ancestors spanning more than 7,000 years. The site will be open Thursday through Sunday. Guests can purchase entry tickets for $8 online or inside the visitor center. For more information visit mnhs.org/jefferspetroglyphs.

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