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Fort Abercrombie State Park

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Address: Kodiak Island, AK
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park...

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects historical structures, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and paddling.

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AMAZING HISTORY!

My son is a WWII fanatic so we had made plans to visit the Museum after finding it on the internet. We were pleasantly surprised by the exploring we got to do in the State Park... read more

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Sheila P
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Flint, Texas
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Flint, Texas
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is a WWII fanatic so we had made plans to visit the Museum after finding it on the internet. We were pleasantly surprised by the exploring we got to do in the State Park. It was unbelievable to stand in the bunkers that still exist in this State Park and look out over the water and reflect on... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This park was a find we ran across while sight-seeing on the island. Beautiful trails to hike on, got to see bald eagles and a couple of bear tracks- but no bear! The historical remains of Ft. Abercrombie give a historical lesson on the area and its significance in WWII. Beautiful views off the bluffs of the ocean, well worth... More 

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Soldotna, Alaska
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really nice park. Great walking trails. they have a WWII museum in the park with lots of really great info and some awesome volunteers.

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Hampton, CT
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Many folks are unaware that the Japanese occupied several islands in the Aleutian chain during WWII and it was feared that Kodiak could be a target. So the island was heavily fortified.Fort Abercrombie was a central part of this although it turned out not to fire a shot in anger. The main bunker is now a fascinating military museum but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Our B&B host was going hiking here and offered to drive us out - she and a friend are very familiar with the park and gave us great information. We spent several hours hiking and sightseeing - great views and lots of history from WW II. Well worth a few hours if the weather is okay.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed the views from the bunkers. We spent less than 1 hour there. The museum was closed when we were there.

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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This historical location is beautiful and gives insights to the U.S. concerns over the possible Japanese invasion of the U.S. in World War II. It is worth the short trip and time to walk the area. This is a part of U.S. history that gets little attention.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I hiked around the park and the views were amazing. Love the moss covered forests and quiet of this park. Saw lots of people taking dogs for walks and enjoying the day.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We hiked around and enjoyed breathtaking views and historic remnants from WWII. Even lucky enough to have the museum open on Labor Day. The docent was very informative. Many intact bunkers, searchlight, and destroyed cannons. Cab company was available with short wait times.

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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ft Abercrombie is beautiful. A great place to do a lot of hiking but easy enough to just walk around and enjoy the stunning scenery. This is a great place to take the kids tide pooling or discover old military bunkers hidden along the ridge. It's a great place for every age.

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