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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

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Nov 6, 2018
“Not that great”
Nov 1, 2018
“Interesting historical site”
Russian Fort Elizabeth/Paʻulaʻula o Hipo is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park just southeast of present-day Waimea on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. It is located at the site of...more
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Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because we stayed in Kekaha, we drove past the Russian Fort Elizabeth Historic site almost every day. One day we stopped to see what was there. There is a large board with information about how, why, and by whom the fort was established. While the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by this "attraction" as we were driving back from Waimea Canyon, but, to be sure, it is little more than a collection of rocks. There are markers that described the history of the place, but there is not very much to see. My advice:...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here while driving through. The history sounds interesting but there isn't really much to see here at all. You can take a nice walk down to the shore, but not much else to see except some short stone walls that could have been built...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Not a great deal to see but the associated history is fascinating. Worth a short stopping en route to another destination to read the history

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were heading to an excursion and saw the sign as we passed. We had some time so we backtracked and stopped for a bit. There is not much left, but you can still see the outline of the fort by the rocks still piled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

My husband and I explored this park! It was very unique! We were interested in the history. The actual park was somewhat confusing!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This is an old Russian fort for a shipping company. Good size but it bad shape. It could be better with more information and up keep.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

it's a bit of the Islands recent history well worth a look especially for history lovers great place to watch a sunset

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The big picture with this review is a recreation, it doesn't actually look like this. I stopped here because I was following a podcast tour and I found it interesting because I had heard of the history of it before I pulled up in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's interesting. I can't say I had been to a Russian fort before this. Some decent views and good information from the boards at the start of the trail. You'll spend less than 20 minutes here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
Head into town, look for a small parkette on the main street.