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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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Ranked #18 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Cultural
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  • Russian first
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PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of rocks and a small trail. There are a lot of campers and a rocky beach. If you climbed the rocks, you can snap a nice picture of the beach!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

As an aside, when we visited the fort sit, we saw several turtles right by the beach where a small stream enters the ocean.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The views are nice, but to read the story takes longer than looking at the stone walls. If you are driving by, great stop, not one to go out of your way for

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Novato CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a very small historical site but it is still worth a turn off the highway. There is a very informative kiosk that is very informative.

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Burnaby, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Not much happening here. Just a large open area. Grassy, bushy and Cornelius's are roaming around. Not much culture or sacred land. Walk a bit down to the beach area, you'll come to an ok beach view.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After you read the sign walk through and then come back and retread the sign. It will put it all together and you can really see how everything was laid out then. We've been by it many times and I'm glad we stopped this time.

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Coupeville, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Other than piles of boulders, there is little to see here. There is one view of the red river coming down to the ocean and turning it red that is worth seeing. But you can also see this from the highway. The sign board does give some interesting historical information about Russian-American cooperation in Hawaii in 19th century Kauai.

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BC Washington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not much to really see except what's left of a square of rock wall, but is interesting Hawaiian history. Be sure and stop by the Kauai Coffee Company on the way there or back. Free samples of locally grown freshly ground coffee varieties.

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not much there so it turned out to be a very quick visit but interesting that the Russians built a fort.

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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

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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