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Fort Abercrombie State Park

Kodiak Island, AK
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Owner description: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Owner description: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects historical structures, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and paddling.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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152 reviews 152 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This place has it all, trails, camping a lake, ocean views and a really cool museum to boot. It is absolutley beautiful to boot if you are on Kodiak this is a must visit.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Beautiful state park! The trees and forest is kul, views of the ocean are excellent, and the old WWII history is pretty neat. Visited in the off season when all of the tourist stuff was closed, but still could walk around in the park and camp and all kinds of fun stuff! We had some spare time waiting for our... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

So much WWII history in a beautiful park setting with hiking trails and informative exhibits. Spent most of a morning there, but missed museum because of Labor Day holiday.

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Pamiruru
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159 reviews 159 reviews
56 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Visit the area that was once a fort in WW II. The museum was closed when we were there and not sure if it's still open. A very nice area for a picnic or hike through the woods.

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Crozon, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is possible to camp in this beautiful park near the town of Kodiak and enjoy the forest, the lake, and the seaside. A nice visitor's center... Just don't belive what what they tell : There ARE bears in Fort Abercrombie like everywhere else in Kodiak, take care!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fort Abercrombie is, in part, situated on a lovely bluff overlooking the water. There are nice walking trails and an interesting little museum about those who defended against planes flying in to this part of Alaska from Japan during World War II.

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Fairview, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were on a group tour and visited this location. An excellent piece of WWII history with a surprisingly great museum, well documented and maintained. Area shows the historical gun placements. The locals have done a great job on the museum and deserve create for this.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I loved hiking in this forest, it was so soft and mossy. Saw lots of berries and the cliff top hike was awesome.

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Lakeview, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped at the military museum. It was nice to see. The views of the water and surrounding area were great.

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Blue Earth
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are many nice hiking options with wildflower interpretive signs in the park. And, the beauty of this area is simply amazing. I was not aware of the WW II hisotry on Kodiak so that was also an interesting learning experience for me. This park is not to be missed.

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