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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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Only good for a bus stop

Kind of lame place to stop. Even it is on the ocean side, views are average. There are much better places to stop. I guess if you like history, it might be of interest.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of lame place to stop. Even it is on the ocean side, views are average. There are much better places to stop. I guess if you like history, it might be of interest.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked here every morning from the Waimea Plantation Cottages. So nice walk and when you get there, you can see why someone would build a fort there. Great views up and down the coast, and also to Niihau. Built back in the early to mid 1800s,

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Thank John K
Ipswich, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your into European/American history it may be of some interest but other than that it will be seen as a place to stretch your legs and use the toilet. The info boards do mention Captain James Cook so there will always be a connection to Aussies. We were actually more interested in what appeared to be homeless camps on... More 

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Thank MetinPhuket2011
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were some interesting signs here but other than that, there wasn't much to see or do. It's a quick hop out of thevery car to stretch your legs

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Thank 196LindaC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped because it was on our Shaka Guide driving tour but since it was raining, we did not get out. It did not look like there was much to it though.

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Thank 311kathrynb
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not much to see here and not worth a trip, unless you are a serious history buff with an interest in the era.

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Thank Robert H
Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Not much left of the fort. And that's an understatement. We didn't even get out of the car. What remains of the fort is just a pile of rubble.

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Thank Eric G
Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We stopped here for ten minutes...basically read the info board , learned a little history and opted to not walk around the short trail. There are some rock walls left that basically mark the spot where the Russians attempted to build a fort. You can take it or leave it

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Thank Firegirl509
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Russians had a presence in Hawaii in the early 1800's and this site of ruins relates that history. Interesting to see and nice break to tour the fort foundation and imagine what it must have been like in that time. Good for a picnic as well.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Interesting history and ruins. Good history story and large area to view but not a lot left to see. Worth the stop for the view.

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