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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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Ranked #17 of 17 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The descriptive boards gave interesting information, we weren't aware of Russia's presence in the Hawaiian islands. Unfortunately there really wasn't much to see.

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Cupertino, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What fort? As usual, you drive a long way to look at a fort and there are a few rocks. There is a beach in the area but it is rocky. Just glad it had a restroom.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was okay to walk around I suppose. Its near the ocean so that is nice but otherwise its just random stones with a sign next to it saying what it used to be. With all the other things to do on the island I wouldnt bother.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

When on this side of the island, this is worth stopping for a brief visit and a good read of the signage about the fort. Like other people have mentioned , it is nothing special, and most will think it is a waste of time. But the views are nice and realizing 200 years ago this was a big deal....... More

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Geneva
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32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Interesting to learn about Russian history in Hawai'i but not worth a special trip. Smaller kids will be bored for sure.

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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A little hard to find the fort. It is to the right of the entrance. Should read history on boards before visiting. Could be better maintained with explanation signs inside the fort.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This site was a little disappointing. The only information was provided on the information board. Everything else was just the remains of the fort which you aren't allowed to really set foot on. A good place to just drive by to read the information, but not a long stop.

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Orange, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's interesting to see the historical signs and know that the Russians were there - it's also a nice place to walk around a bit and there's easy access to a couple of nice fishing beaches, rocky beaches and the area where the Waimea River meets the ocean - but the fort itself is nothing more than the remnants of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place has a very interesting history, but honestly not much to see here but the ocean and a couple of rocks!

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a great historical fort to visit, 1 of 3 on the island. I will say that it is overgrown with plants along the walls but the original walls are still there. Helps you understand the defensive importance it once had. It is better than most historical places I have seen. Custer's Last Stand is just a stone monument... More

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