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Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial

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Address: Marine Park off Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA
Phone Number:
696-8173

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Located next to the boat ramp at Marine Park (there may be a parking charge) the Memorial is located behind the bathrooms. You can not miss it, just look for the Tower. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located next to the boat ramp at Marine Park (there may be a parking charge) the Memorial is located behind the bathrooms. You can not miss it, just look for the Tower. The tower gives you a great view of the area, especially the old ship yard (or whats left of it). Took my kids and then later my Boy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped to use the restrooms. Started reading all the signs. We learned so much about the area and the history of shipbuilding on the Columbia. Worth the fee. Nice bathrooms

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

From what I could see through the fence, this looked interesting (I'm a history buff) but unfortunately, it was fenced off and a sign said "Closed for repairs" with no further information. There is a $5 parking fee, and an automated pay station - but since I wasn't staying and there was nobody there to give me any information about... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

This memorial is located in the marine park off SE Columbia Way next to the boat launch. Be aware, there is a $5 parking fee. The former Kaiser Shipyard is now the site of the Columbia Business Park on the south side of Highway 14 in Vancouver along the Columbia River. The viewing tower tells the story of the shipyards... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Decent to check out for a short visit.Those more into history will probably like it better I would think.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

If you are into public art, this is definitely a must see. It is a very modern sculpture with a variety of textures and angles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Wife and I and a Friend bumbled into this very informative and well done memorial site dedicated to a substantial historical artifact as this private shipyard was turning out large "Liberty" class ships for the WW II Navy every 27 days as well as Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) and other vital seagoing support ships and Men of War vessels. The... More 

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