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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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Geneva
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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6 reviews 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Olathe, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a nice spot to stretch your legs, but not much to see. The ruins are very overgrown and hard to visualize what it may have looked like back in the day.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Russian Fort Elizabeth? Sounds inviting, and not at all like a big bunch of rocks, an average bathroom and, in our case, a pretty unusual man living in his silver van offering free lessons on self-confidence. If you're a history buff, it's probably worth a quick look if you happen to be passing by. I was unduly unimpressed, but will... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I thought this would be interesting but it is just a pile of rocks that are now overgrown with bushes and weeds. Nothing to see here.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Well, as we were driving around we made a pause here, but actually we did not find anything interest at all.

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