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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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Not a lot to see here!

Just a few remain outlines of what were apparently 20 feet high and 17 feet thick walls from the 19th century.

2 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a few remain outlines of what were apparently 20 feet high and 17 feet thick walls from the 19th century.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's...a pile of rocks in a somewhat fort like shape. We stopped by as we passed by it every day (we stayed in Kekaha), but unless you're passing by, no need to make a special trip out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have Fort Elizabeth on your way, for sure stop, go to see the place and learn little bit about its history. Do not expect wow, there are just ruins, but if it doesn't disturb you itinerary I would say why not. If you plan your trip to really visit it, I would say this place can be skipped.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much left to this site, however I found it pretty interesting! The signs are a bit run down but provide tons of information on those who developed this fort and when, and what it originally looked like. The lava rock wall remains and it has a great view of the ocean. If you're close stop by, if you aren't... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For history lovers, this is a neat and quick stop near the town of Waimea at the base of Waimea Canyon. You have the remnants of a Russian-American traders fort. The base walls remain, and some poster boards explaining its history. There is suitable parking,and restrooms as well. It also sits right on the coast, so it's a relaxing and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Only a small bit of information about the fort. All that remains are the low exterior walls. Overall not much to be seen here.

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Thank Dale L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wear your walking shoes for this one. A nice way to spend the afternoon. Not a lot of information was provided along the way so many times you were not sure what you were looking at. Was a very warm day so we did take some water. Bathroom facilities were clean. Worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

It was an interesting historical fact that this fort was built. It is hardly recognizable as a fort but with a little imagination... Walking can be hot. Do this on the way back from Waimea canyon. The red dirt stains your shoes. Wear ones that you don't have to worry about.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I was on the return trip from the Waimea Canyon and made a stop at the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical site. This is an interesting stop, a Russian fort in Kauai. Yes it is true!

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Shelley, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went to an event at the Russian Fort in February. I was surprised there was "nothing" there. Just a flat dirt area, a walk up a hill, then back to the car. But, I'm glad we saw it for the historic info.

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