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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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oregon
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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
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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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I loved being there with my husband and learning new things. You have to go uphill, but it is worth the trip.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You can climb around on the batteries and explore some of the trails in the park. Plus there is a lake in the park. Very nice place to spend a few hours, have a picnic, etc.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've seen a few bunkers and really like the ones in Port Townsend Washington. This one was almost identical, but was much smaller. Still very cool to visit if you've never seen bunkers. I do wish they had signage explaining how they were used.

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warenton oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Fun to take kids to hike around. I just feel so bad for the soldiers that were ready to fire on that Japanese submarine and the" leadership" would not let them fire the canons. How frustrating would that be? there is a ghost story from there, the civil war ghost soldiers were seen standing around a fire at the south... More 

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Warrenton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots to do here. If you are into biking it has miles and miles of bike paths that are flat and easy to do. If you go right at dusk you can hear coyotes in the woods and usually run into a few elk on the bike path. The beach is amazing, you can find all kinds of stuff.

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

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