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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

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“Interesting historical site”
Russian Fort Elizabeth/Paʻulaʻula o Hipo is a National Historic Landmark and is administered as the Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park just southeast of present-day Waimea on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. It is located at the site of...more
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Highway 50, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96766-1875
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here while driving through. The history sounds interesting but there isn't really much to see here at all. You can take a nice walk down to the shore, but not much else to see except some short stone walls that could have been built...More

Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a great deal to see but the associated history is fascinating. Worth a short stopping en route to another destination to read the history

Thank rtmwc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were heading to an excursion and saw the sign as we passed. We had some time so we backtracked and stopped for a bit. There is not much left, but you can still see the outline of the fort by the rocks still piled...More

Thank KPKPike
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My husband and I explored this park! It was very unique! We were interested in the history. The actual park was somewhat confusing!

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This is an old Russian fort for a shipping company. Good size but it bad shape. It could be better with more information and up keep.

Thank ghappliancerepair
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

it's a bit of the Islands recent history well worth a look especially for history lovers great place to watch a sunset

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The big picture with this review is a recreation, it doesn't actually look like this. I stopped here because I was following a podcast tour and I found it interesting because I had heard of the history of it before I pulled up in the...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's interesting. I can't say I had been to a Russian fort before this. Some decent views and good information from the boards at the start of the trail. You'll spend less than 20 minutes here.

Thank 206TravelGuy
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by as we were going to Waimea Canyon, but it really has nothing much to view, other than some volcanic rocks that have been arranged. You need alot of imagination to see a fort out of these rocks Reading the colourful story online...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

the story is interesting, and this is a pretty place to visit. also pretty near to where captain cook made his landing. not a must see, but clearly worth a short visit.

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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
Head into town, look for a small parkette on the main street.