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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

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Address: Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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I didn't actually go in to this location, but from what I could see from the road this is a wall of lava rock with some historical significance. I would not go out of my way to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I didn't actually go in to this location, but from what I could see from the road this is a wall of lava rock with some historical significance. I would not go out of my way to visit this site. If you happen to be in the area it might worth stopping in for a few minutes.

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lots of history, but not much to show. Rest rooms are available and ample parking. Close to beach. Dirt road continues to beach so if you are brave, you can drive it.

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Wailua, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Not much to see, but it was very interesting. Would never have imagined this would have been here, without actually seeing it.

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Reno, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was a nice spot. I'm a history buff and it was on our way so i really enjoyed it. But even being a History buff its only worth it if your out doing other things in the area.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Being into history, we enjoyed this short stop to read about the history of this place - there were quite a few feral cats hanging around with the chickens and if I had known this, would have brought the mean little things some fish! There is not a lot to it, but for us, another interesting stop.

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Burnaby, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There's not much to see here. However, it does have a toilet and a great tree with yellow flowers. We didn't follow the road towards the ocean, as our car was not suitable for this, so we may have missed something, although I doubt it.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Previous reviewers have Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park exactly right. Its value is primarily in encouraging visitor to read the signs and perhaps their guidebooks and think a bit about the history of Kauai. It illustrates that the scope of Russian influence in the Eastern Pacific once extended well south of Alaska. Unfortunately, you will need a vivid imagination... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a decent spot to kick back and watch the sun set. If you have an SUV there are some spots to back in so that you can pop the hatch and kick back.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Fort has turned to rubble. Rustic restroom. No shops. Nothing to visually intrigue you. BUT...to comprehend the history of the area & all that led up to the Hawaiian Islands being United is well worth a study. The Polynesian people of the area kicked the Russkies butts...which preserved the area for eventually becoming a state of the USA. Intriguing. Oh,... More 

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Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

History is excellent and something you will probably not know about, but the sight itself needs some development. The Fort foundation is still there, and some of the history is available. Nice stopping point for a days travels.

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