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nice hidden gem

its a nice hidden gem on your way up to cape disappointment light house which is also a nice hike... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
aquarogue79
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Orting, Washington
A piece of History

Yes time has had an affect on the building and gun emplacements, but it is great to see a place in... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
DonnieB15
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

its a nice hidden gem on your way up to cape disappointment light house which is also a nice hike also

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Photographers dream. History- fascinating details - murals from the past - decaying metal - overgrown concrete.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We were on are way to Canon beach to go shopping when we saw the sign so we stop to look around it was very well keep and a great part of history.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had already visited the batteries at Ft. Stevens, Oregon, which are larger, so while part of a bigger story, this only got a brief look from us. It was closing time at the Interpretive Center and bad weather, so we mainly toured the Center....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank entropy43
Reviewed March 23, 2018

A great fort to walk around and explore, the views around here are awesome. We spent just about an hour just looking inside the various bits and pieces of open areas and old rooms. You are quite sheltered from the wind here, and there is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tomwU3799VH
Reviewed January 20, 2018

With the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Jefferson sent exploring parties to chart these new lands. Lewis and Clark led the most famous expedition, which ended here at the Pacific Ocean. In 1862, Cape Disappointment was armed with smoothbore cannons to protect the mouth of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Yes time has had an affect on the building and gun emplacements, but it is great to see a place in history from Lewis and Clark Markers to the Artillery Emplacements from World War II worth the time to see and hike the trails and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I visited on a Sunday afternoon & all of the historical buildings (less than 10) were locked. The remnants of the artillery sites are dilapidated & offer no historic value to the visitor. It is a waste of time & gas to get here &...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank T F
Reviewed March 9, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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