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Address: Warrenton, OR
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Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S....

Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.

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This is probably one of my favorite places in the world. I am a huge war history buff and the ambiance of this place is amazing! When you walk thru the main building you feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
oregonian4
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Warrenton, Oregon
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Warrenton, Oregon
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of my favorite places in the world. I am a huge war history buff and the ambiance of this place is amazing! When you walk thru the main building you feel the history come alive in all your senses. Then the walk to higher ground and finding all the smaller outpost, it's just a cool feeling... More 

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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Great piece of history, don't be in a hurry to tour this location as is takes awhile to see it all. My main gripe is that their are locations that are closed that really, if repaired, would be a great draw for fans like me. Also their is one location that needs to be closed as it is a danger... More 

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Thank Bryan S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

WWII gun site. Take a flashlight, you can explore better. Check out the other gun sites too. The one with the museum has under ground tours part of the year. Cheers

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Thank Andrea R
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Loved the history of this place. Would have loved more information posted a long the way. Recommend more info be made available.

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Thank AprilFNP
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip!!! What a highlight... At first it looked like a creepy scene from a cheesy horror flick. Then, you explore, kids roam all over and run free.... Awesome scene and great park... Do everybody else a favor and pick up a piece of trash that someone left behind....

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1 Thank Wazzumike S
Langley City, Canada
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We're not really american history buffs, especially since we're not from the USA in the first place.. We were staying in the Fort anyways, so we figured we'd come check it out. It's worth the look, but really only took 20 minutes out of our day.

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Thank Andrew R
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Cool place to visit and wonder about how life would have been like stationed here during a possible invasion of the waterway. Don't miss a chance to see. Could use history information boards explaining what was everything, but you can figure most of it out with a little imagination.

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1 Thank Mike J
Albany, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

took a day1/2 too see all the cool stuff there. plan to do some walking. great place to camp also....

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1 Thank rhett h
Seaside, OR
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We've been to Battery Russell at least three times now and it never ceases to amaze me. As far as photographic opportunities go, Battery Russell is one of the top contenders along the north Oregon coast. There is something, however, that is a bit unsettling when you enter any of the rooms... as though there is a presence there that... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Cool piece of military history! It's open to go pretty much anywhere on the site. We wished there were signs describing what we were looking at in detail but my husband knew enough about this stuff to make inferences. I recommend this stop if you love history!

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