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“Seeped in local history”

Fort Worden State Park
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Owner description: Stroll along beautiful beaches and explore rows of Victorian-style houses: this park has something for everyone.
Lake Stevens, Washington
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196 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Seeped in local history”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

The fort is set on the North side of the lovely town. The major buildings are well kept and takes you back to a time long gone. There is a interesting history museum with items of the sea service and military of the time the fort was operational. The fort was pard of a triangle of forts that protected the entrance to the Puget Sound at the turn of the last century. Also, it is the site of the film "Officer and a Gentleman". This fact is underplayed at the museum, but they have directions to the other local fimming locations. The parade deck is the first location that jumps out at you. The views from the bluffs into Canada and across the Sound are worth the short hike. Even has a Lighthouse. It is a must see if you are in town.

Visited March 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Great Park on the Sound”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

Beautiful setting, former military fort with a lighthouse, wonderful old (rentable) former military officer's residences, nice park, bike and kayak rentals, hiking trails, and more.

Visited February 2012
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Skagit valley, Washington
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58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“lots of great trails and views”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Another Washington State Park with something for everyone. There are lots of places to walk, watch birds, sit and sketch awhile, photograph beautiful landscapes in all directions. Interesting Port Townsend is minutes away with lots of good places to eat or stock up for camping and picnicking in the park.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“My Favorite place in PORT TOWNSEND!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Hiking, trails, beaches, old bunkers with tunnels, Marine Science Center, Museums, huge parade ground! What is not to love about Fort Worden???? Some of the most fun short hikes around, and a BLAST to visit with kids. They will have more fun exploring the old bunkers than you can imagine! And excellent beaches in the summer.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
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“Great hiking”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

The park above and behind the officers homes is a hidden jewel with interesting sites along the trail and if you are a birdwatcher, take the binocks!

Visited January 2012
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