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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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Great History, Beautiful views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque, NM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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181 attraction reviews
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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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Everett, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nampa, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

In 1942 a Japanese submarine bombed the coast near this battery. visiting here reminds you of a US castle. Bring a flashlight and watch your step.

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Graham, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
64 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Battery Russell is part of Fort Stevens, which boasts a ranger station, gift store, picnic area, hiking trails and overnight camping. Well worth the time to visit a period of hour history

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Vancouver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

When you first get there, you have to go into the museum and look around, they've done an excellent job of it. The first time we went here was two years ago and you could walk up on the cement bunkers, this time they were fencing it off, now you can walk along the top and look down..shame history doesn't... More 

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