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Battery Russell

Warrenton, OR
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Warrenton
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
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warenton oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Nampa, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Wilsonville, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Very informative and interesting. I learned a lot about Oregon history. Museum is small but staff really cares.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was an excellent place to play hide and seek at dusk. Even better in the day if you go by the museum first ( to understand the purpose of the battery) and then you simply MUST go track down the site of the only missle to strike main land US ground in WW2. This is a really cool park!

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Walking through this old battery brings WWII to life here on the Oregon Coast..it is truly awe inspiring to stand right where the huge guns were once mounted to defend our country

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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Love the long hallways andblack and white photos I've gotten here and the kids love to go running around the fort beautiful views as well. kinda creepy isolated keel..

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Gearhart, Oregon
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174 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Remains of an artillery battery built to defend the Columbia river. What is left is a large concrete structure with some labels to identify the use made of rooms. Limited number of other resources on the property. Much more at the Fort Stevens military museum nearby. In recent years the fire control center on Signal Hill has been opened but... More

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