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Address: Warrenton, OR
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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 and photo opportunities

Cool place to visit and wonder about how life would have been like stationed here during a possible invasion of the waterway. Don't miss a chance to see. Could use history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Mike J
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Portland, Oregon
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Langley City, Canada
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We're not really american history buffs, especially since we're not from the USA in the first place.. We were staying in the Fort anyways, so we figured we'd come check it out. It's worth the look, but really only took 20 minutes out of our day.

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Cool place to visit and wonder about how life would have been like stationed here during a possible invasion of the waterway. Don't miss a chance to see. Could use history information boards explaining what was everything, but you can figure most of it out with a little imagination.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

took a day1/2 too see all the cool stuff there. plan to do some walking. great place to camp also....

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Seaside, OR
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We've been to Battery Russell at least three times now and it never ceases to amaze me. As far as photographic opportunities go, Battery Russell is one of the top contenders along the north Oregon coast. There is something, however, that is a bit unsettling when you enter any of the rooms... as though there is a presence there that... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Cool piece of military history! It's open to go pretty much anywhere on the site. We wished there were signs describing what we were looking at in detail but my husband knew enough about this stuff to make inferences. I recommend this stop if you love history!

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a cool place to walk around. There were so many little rooms to check out. It was interesting.

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Thank LReut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

It is a piece of history that every kid should see with their own eyes. We were able to go into the battery. Out kids liked it.

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Thank Michael T
Chehalis, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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211 reviews
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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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54 attraction reviews
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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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