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Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park, Waimea

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1.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • This was a unexpected stop and a little slice of interesting history. Who knew? Glad we stopped but it wouldn't make my top 10 list. 
  • Beach, tent, fire, fishing road. One chap there knew what it was all about. Stunning ocean views.... 
  • Not really too much there. Stop by just to say you've been there. Road to beach is rough, suggest walking, runs to brackish water, not conducive to swimming, but pretty. 
  • Old overgrown remnants of the fortress wall covered in grasses and small trees. Partial tree clippings just left outside the wall and not picked up. Poorly made and hard to identify pathway from the info area. Most people wandered down the dirt road toward the beach and had to turn back to find it. The best thing is the shaded parking lot, which needs repair. Bathrooms available. Handicap access to the info area only. Walk to the internal area is very lack luster. Not woth a stop at all unless you want to read the board.
  • Sort of confused why these guys felt the need to build a fort out here, but I guess they realized this too given how short a duration it was here for. Cool spot to stop for a stroll tho :)
  • There is not much to it, just a wall left. I'm surprised it's even considered an attraction. Nice place to stop on your way somewhere else, to stretch your legs etc. I would not make a special trip for this!
  • Went there to try to catch a sunset with wife. Didn't even get out of car before we we chased away by some prostitute dragging a tree branch behind her and yelling at us "to mind our own business".
  • An impressive achievement considering the labor and tech available during the time period it was built. I don't really want to send non-history buffs, although its a nice little walk. Just a suggestion: read the history of make it stand out just a bit.
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