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“Great place to explore with kids”
Review of Battery Russell

Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Warrenton
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Owner description: Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
Warrenton, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to explore with kids”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lots to do here. If you are into biking it has miles and miles of bike paths that are flat and easy to do. If you go right at dusk you can hear coyotes in the woods and usually run into a few elk on the bike path. The beach is amazing, you can find all kinds of stuff.

Visited October 2013
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Nampa, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“wwII US battle site”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

In 1942 a Japanese submarine bombed the coast near this battery. visiting here reminds you of a US castle. Bring a flashlight and watch your step.

Visited October 2013
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Graham, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“great stop”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Battery Russell is part of Fort Stevens, which boasts a ranger station, gift store, picnic area, hiking trails and overnight camping. Well worth the time to visit a period of hour history

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent for the whole family.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

When you first get there, you have to go into the museum and look around, they've done an excellent job of it. The first time we went here was two years ago and you could walk up on the cement bunkers, this time they were fencing it off, now you can walk along the top and look down..shame history doesn't last forever. Still, it's a wonderful place to see, actually an amazing place to see and visit! You state park pass is useable for entrance fees etc to all state parks as long as it isn't expired.

Visited August 2013
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Wilsonville, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Amazing bit of Oregon History”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very informative and interesting. I learned a lot about Oregon history. Museum is small but staff really cares.

Visited July 2013
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