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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
850-455-5167
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Ranked #9 of 52 attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
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Deltona, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The grounds (landscaping) of this Fort is kept in good shape. It seemed to me like some of the inside tunnels may have been pressure washed or even replaced, as most of the brick appeared newer. There were several areas in the tunnels that had either wasp or hornets nest - with live bugs. We hiked on one of the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wow, you better put on your walking shoes and be in good shape to visit this fort. Interesting items to see, but the fort itself is the site for me. Left my mom and daughter in the lobby as it was too much for them. IMPORTANT: No food or drink allowed in!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
86 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful old fort, obviously for people who enjoy seeing history on vacation. If you aren't into history just don't visit this attraction. It's much bigger than you'd think and is very well maintained.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a fascinating old fort. It is so well maintained. Lots of tunnels. The drive up to it is amazingly pretty. Many turn off to see different parts of the fort, gun turrets and such. There are also many paths to secluded areas of the beach in this beautiful area. The little museum is informative. It is also very... More

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Europe
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Loved this place, reminded me of the Spanish forts we have seen in Europe. Well maintained and and enjoyable excursion.

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Brunswick, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a nice fort. Very well preserved and lots of tunnels to explore. The view was Gorgeous!! Great spot for watching the Blue Angels practice too! They flew right over us while we were there. Very friendly staff too!

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Diamond, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a wonderful fort. They allow you to see most of the fort and it is easy to get to-not a lot of walking. My husband was able to access the fort overlook in his wheelchair.

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FORT SMITH, AR
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The ranger was very informative as we walked in. The history of this attraction is fascinating. The only problem I had was the steep stairs as I have a bad knee, but it was still worth a stop.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Fort Barancas is the Pensacola Naval Air Station...you can look across the inlet from the cannons stationed to protect Pensacola from attack and see Fort Pickins...enemy was challenged on both sides trying to enter Pensacola. The Fort has a well documented film both at Fort Pickens over on Pensacola Beach and Fort Bararancas on the base and the Navy's MUSTIN... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you find yourself near Pensacola (FL) make sure you plan a day for Fort Barrancas. The fort is actually part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, however, it is located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Admission to the fort is free, although citizens need to show proper photo ID at the entrance gate. Fort Barrancas has a fascinating... More

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