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Address: 244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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SO fun to see some history!

SO cool to walk thru some of where history was made. GREAT place to take kids to teach them some of what went on to protect our shores.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SO cool to walk thru some of where history was made. GREAT place to take kids to teach them some of what went on to protect our shores.

Thank T F
Vancouver, Washington
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121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

One of many coast artillery forts along the Washington that tell the story of the how our country handled national defense in the pre-World War II era. I would strongly recommend some on line research prior to visiting so you will understand what you are seeing.

Thank MarineAir10
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's a shame that this piece of our nation's history has been allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair. This fort has an 80+ year history of defending the Columbia River with specialized troops. Today it can be a dangerous place to visit because of its rundown condition. We did visit it, I took pictures, but we did... More 

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94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have a guest from Finland that we are showing the area and this gave her a small view of the past. The signs were great illustrations of how the fort worked. Perfect location near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. A nice walk around. Educational, was able to teach my kids and show them the various reasons why we have forts near the ocean.

Thank Kimberly T
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This place is really cool, and would have been very neat to take our teenagers to visit after dark. Even without our kids with us it was very cool learning about the place and we got some nice pictures to show the kids

Thank Wesley M
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Interesting walk through leftover relic of military and maritime history. Old style homeland security. Fun for kids.

1 Thank sunnyseas42
Okanogan, Washington
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Had fun exploring the old fort and guns and walking the road by the historic old houses and buildings. Gorgeous view. I also thought it was interesting that the hiway goes under the state park in a tunnel.

1 Thank Helen223
washington state
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355 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Fort Canby is still part and partial of the renamed Cape Disappointment State Park. It's the setting for the fantastic Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center, too. And, there are two beautiful lighthouses to see as well. Yes, the Fort had fallen into a bit of disrepair and is not as well maintained as nearby Fort Stevens. Yet, it still give... More 

Thank okeedoke
Oregon Coast
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1,037 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,644 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

There is one building that we wandered through. There are some displays inside, as well as an informational board outside. There is not a lot here. It was not nearly as interesting to us as Fort Stevens. Since the park department allowed the surrounding trees to grow up, we could not even get the feel for being at an *old... More 

1 Thank half-Brit

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