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“For starters, there's no fort.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

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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Northern California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“For starters, there's no fort.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It is a large ruin, where the outer walls all collapsed decades ago; no restoration work; no ability to see inside; no climbing on rocks. A modest information board, and you're on your way. Perhaps some day some Russian historical organization will make funds available for restoration work. Till then, it will remain a ten minute stop on the way to Waimea.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Mountain View, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An interesting pile of rocks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

There's not much to it: piles of rocks in the shape of a fort foundation and a board with historical information. If you are interested in history and archaeology, as I am, it's worth a stop to look around.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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294 reviews 294 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 148 cities Reviews in 148 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“For history buffs, others skip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Not real scenic, not much to see, beach isn't all that exciting, and sometimes the brush can be overgrown. Some island history here, but kids likely won't find it interesting and considering all the other things available to do on this island, likely not worth your time.

Visited December 2012
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st robert mo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a great place to get additional history on the island of Kauai. You can walk out to the ruins.

Visited July 2013
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OKLAHOMA
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“nice info but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

the road out to the ocean was horrible! The view is great from there but getting there in a rental car with a low carriage is more than bumpy.

Visited July 2013
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