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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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Neat Pull Over and Historic Site

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Haslett, Michigan
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Haslett, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped simply because we like to check out "ALL" of an area. There's not much left of the fort, but the history is very interesting.

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Louisville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Pretty run down. Good story but they admit there hasn't been any money dedicated to this site for years. Skip it not worth the time.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Who knew the Russians (yes, the actual Russians!) established a fort in Hawaii! If you're a history buff it's worth a stop but there isn't a whole lot to see once you've read the signs at the little outdoor visitor explanation site.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Drove by this a couple times and just had to pull in to see what it was all about. A bit disappointing b/c it looks like a big pile of rocks, not a fort. But the signs gave decent history of the place. Glad we stopped and glad we didn't have to pay anything.

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