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Address: Warrenton, OR
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Description: Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S...
Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
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When we stayed at Fort Stevens State Park we saw this historical site. Some people would say that there isn't much to see but it is interesting to walk through what is left... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When we stayed at Fort Stevens State Park we saw this historical site. Some people would say that there isn't much to see but it is interesting to walk through what is left. Don't forget to stop in and see the museum. I found the volunteers to be extremely knowledgeable and very friendly!

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West Richland, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Expected more. The grounds were not very well taken care of. Also not much of any Interpretative sinage. If you don't want to climb the steps there is an unpaved road that leads to the battery that is easier for people to get to the attraction. Sure it's history, but I would have liked more.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Battery Russell is a very interesting and unique site to visit. It is located in Fort Stevens State Park. There is a very large parking lot at the site. Right by the parking lot is a small part of the battery, but be sure and climb the stairs to go up to the top because that is where almost all... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a very old abandoned battery, used from the early 1900's until the mid- 40's, that is still pretty much intact.You can walk all around and on top and go inside each room, even though it is a little creepy. Be prepared to walk up a few flights of stairs. We took some very interesting pictures here.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We took our little ones to Battery Russell today. It was a fantastic opportunity to teach them about history and give them an up close look at how things were constructed back in the day. Don't forget to look up at the ceilings, you can see what appears to be tracks in some of them, possibly due to moving ammo.... More 

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oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to Fort Stevens State park and we saw a sign that said Battery Russell ,I had never heard of it and had no expectations. When we pulled into the lot we saw a steep flight of stairs we walked over to them and saw a cool concrete bunker type building it was very cool, we walked to the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was the fort that defended the entrance to the Columbia River during WW II. A Japanese submarine actually entered the area and fired on Fort Steven. The concrete gun mounts are still there. A great place to walk around near the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

we love going here and taking cool photos. used to go alot to take my daughter when she was younger. fun place to explore

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There's no place like Oregon to take in the beautiful views and peaceful tranquility. Batter Russell is no exception. Great historical location really takes you back and piques your imagination. Don't forget to take something to carve your name on a wall...

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

One of the batteries you can visit at Fort Stevens. Right off the main park road. You will need to climb up steps to reach this site. Turret holes, look outs, ammunition storage, barracks, ... a lot of barren but interesting things to see and learn

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Address: Warrenton, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Warrenton

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