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WWII History

see how life on a WWII military post must have been, concrete bunkers, tunnels to explore. Camping... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Mark T
Troutdale, Oregon
My grandson had a wonderful time .

This is an attraction with lots of history on the Oregon coast. My grandson and I went and checked... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
George L
via mobile
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Built during the Civil War, this concrete gunnery protected the U.S. shores.
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Warrenton, OR
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

see how life on a WWII military post must have been, concrete bunkers, tunnels to explore. Camping in the park, RV, tent, ot even cabins across the street in KOA

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is an attraction with lots of history on the Oregon coast. My grandson and I went and checked it out. He had a great time running around I had a wonderful time taking in the history of the site. There is more to it...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It was a very interesting place to visit especially for my husband.I wished I had read up on it before visiting.

Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We found this location to be even better than Fort Stevens because we could walk around inside the various rooms. Wish there were more plaques to explain what we were looking at, though. Be prepared for stairs.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Ruins of this battery are very easy to visit/ tour. It is one of two batteries located at Fort Stevens State Park. This one is the small one. And because of the trees you can see Pacific which is actually right there.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Battery Russell is one of the many places we stopped by during our time camping in Oregon. It is a really cool little battery that was used in WW2. It is creepy walking through it on your own but at the same time very cool....More

Thank canadiancamper2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is another place that's great if you like history and imagining what it must have been like for the people back then. It's interesting, but you can see it all pretty quickly if you're with people who really don't care as much as you...More

Thank X4146UDkathyk
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Battery Russell is a true monument to World War II and the Japanese involvement. Here is a spot on the continental US that truly saw action. This is actually quite a beautiful piece of property. Knowing the story behind the shelling of American soil is...More

1  Thank EasternWA_Pirate
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is my FAVORITE place to visit on the Oregon Coast. No matter if you are into history or not this place is amazing. You will find yourself wandering around every nook to see what the different rooms look like. I definitely suggest mosquito spray...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Quick and fun stop, can climb around and look around as musch as you want. There are post cards of Battery Russel available at the Museum/Gift shop on the historic site of Fort Stevens.

Thank Kevin N
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