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Address: Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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Very Interesting history - sad state of recognition

We were very interested in seeing this historic trading center of the early 1800's and certianly the self guided information panels told a brioef story of what must have been an... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Oliver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very interested in seeing this historic trading center of the early 1800's and certianly the self guided information panels told a brioef story of what must have been an exciting time near Wiamea. However, we were sad to see that the physical condition of the site, vandalized panels and overall condition of the fort walls were not respected... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth to do small stop on the way to Canyon and visit this old fort. Its typical bastion fort like many simmilar in Europe.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting there was a Russian Fort in Hawaii, but there is little here to see besides a brick wall. Might be worth stopping to read about it, but that's about it. Don't go out of the way to visit here.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll pas by this while touring. It's worth stopping for a little history lesson and see the place where Russians had a fort. Worth the stop and it doesn't take long at all

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Quebec
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intriguing place on the side of the road where you can stop coming back from the parks and spend a few minutes. The nicest thing here are the trees. As for the fort, well, I can understand it is of limited interest for Americans to rebuild a Russian fort in Hawaii or try to make this area more interesting than... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked out this state park. The historical signage is good on the main display in the park, if you want to check it out. There has been no archeological work done, nor is there signage at the ruins itself, so walking into the ruins is not very interesting. It's an okay stop for using the restrooms and a quick... More 

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Located just east of Waimea, makai side of highway. This state park has restrooms and beach access. There is an informational sign next to the parking lot with a detailed map of the fort. The fort is in ruins, not much left to see, but still a bit of history. Access to the beach at the mouth of the Waimea... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We were pumped when we randomly saw the sign that said Russian fort. We pulled over, read the nice detailed posters about it, then walked to what was left of the "fort"... there was nothing that looked like a fort at all and it was just a small rock wall that faced the ocean, didn't look like anything cool or... More 

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San Marcos, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Interesting that there was a Russian Fort in Hawaii, which is a little known fact, but there is very little here to show that there was ever a fort here. Worth stopping for a few minutes to read about it, but I would not go out of the way to visit.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

While you are here for the canyon do this. There is not much left but it is interesting to stop and see a little histoy

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