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Fort Abercrombie State Park

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Address: Kodiak Island, AK
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park...

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects historical structures, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and paddling.

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An often forgotten part of history

Many folks are unaware that the Japanese occupied several islands in the Aleutian chain during WWII and it was feared that Kodiak could be a target. So the island was heavily... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Hampton, CT
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Hampton, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Many folks are unaware that the Japanese occupied several islands in the Aleutian chain during WWII and it was feared that Kodiak could be a target. So the island was heavily fortified.Fort Abercrombie was a central part of this although it turned out not to fire a shot in anger. The main bunker is now a fascinating military museum but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Our B&B host was going hiking here and offered to drive us out - she and a friend are very familiar with the park and gave us great information. We spent several hours hiking and sightseeing - great views and lots of history from WW II. Well worth a few hours if the weather is okay.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We enjoyed the views from the bunkers. We spent less than 1 hour there. The museum was closed when we were there.

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This historical location is beautiful and gives insights to the U.S. concerns over the possible Japanese invasion of the U.S. in World War II. It is worth the short trip and time to walk the area. This is a part of U.S. history that gets little attention.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I hiked around the park and the views were amazing. Love the moss covered forests and quiet of this park. Saw lots of people taking dogs for walks and enjoying the day.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We hiked around and enjoyed breathtaking views and historic remnants from WWII. Even lucky enough to have the museum open on Labor Day. The docent was very informative. Many intact bunkers, searchlight, and destroyed cannons. Cab company was available with short wait times.

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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Ft Abercrombie is beautiful. A great place to do a lot of hiking but easy enough to just walk around and enjoy the stunning scenery. This is a great place to take the kids tide pooling or discover old military bunkers hidden along the ridge. It's a great place for every age.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great place to see whales. The moss on the trees is really cool. Was a really great place to take pictures and see wildlife. Needs more parking for visitors though.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The gun emplacements were interesting and the cliff views are nice. The forest walks among the Sitka Spruce covered with stringy moss are spectacular.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Lived in Kodiak as young person and returned to visit. Had to go see Fort Abercrombie again. The view from the old WW II gun emplacements is fantastic! The path through the woods to the small woodland lake which leads down to the beach is delightful! So great it is memorable.

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