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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 really too much there. Stop by just to say you've been there. Road to beach is rough, suggest walking, runs to brackish water, not conducive to swimming, but pretty.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cyndi E
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Kauai, Hawaii
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Kauai, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not really too much there. Stop by just to say you've been there. Road to beach is rough, suggest walking, runs to brackish water, not conducive to swimming, but pretty.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history is more fun than the locale. Any Hawaiian history book will have it. The ruins are really just a pile of stones now altho there is a good view of the River and the bay.

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Napa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not really much here. just a pile of ruocks and rubble. The prking lot and the short road into it were TERRIBLY rutted. Do not attempt with a low car

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 1, 2016

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 July 30, 2016 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 July 26, 2016

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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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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