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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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$72.00*
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Kauai: Waimea Canyon Tour
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I guess if you're really into the historical side of things, it could be seen as a quick, novel thing to stop in and learn something about. As far as visual goes, it's more of a... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brinkman107
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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VICTORIA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing to see at this site other than dirt and very limited signage. Too bad. Great potential for local history here. Perhaps on-line research will provide more information. This is a small parking lot / pull out off of the highway. Yes, you can see the ocean from here, but that's all you see and there are many... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess if you're really into the historical side of things, it could be seen as a quick, novel thing to stop in and learn something about. As far as visual goes, it's more of a pile of organized rocks than a fort - I've seen a greater semblance of a fort in 6,000 year old Thracian ruins in Plovdiv,... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a short stop on the way to Waimea canyon. The history was very interesting but the site was run down and in a sad state. If you have time, stop for a few minutes and see a piece of unique history.

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Red Deer, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This has an interesting story but there is very little of the fort left. Worth the walk down to the beach to stretch your legs and to see the black sand.

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Thank Teresa01_10
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Could tell where the fort used to be ... the wall is there but not anything spectacular... a walk to the beach revealed multiple homeless beach shelters, we got the hell out of dodge because it looked like a shantytown.

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I was disappointed with this stop. There were some displays with info on the old fort, but there is just about nothing of the old fort to actually see. All that remains is a wall with an opening - you can look inside, but there is nothing there.

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Oliver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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 December 1, 2016

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 December 1, 2016

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 November 30, 2016

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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