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“Interesting piece of history”

Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Ranked #5 of 44 things to do in Astoria
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Owner description: A replica of Lewis & Clark's original fort built during their expedition in 1805.
Sequim, WA
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Enjoyed the visitor center and the reconstructed fort. Also the walk to the lookout points (canoe landing sites). Can only imagine what Lewis & Clark and their group thought/felt when they wintered here.

Visited March 2014
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120 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“History comes alive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Great place to visit with the kids. Seeing where Lewis and Clark stayed and how they lived while waiting to go back East is well worth the time and money. A must to see if you are in the Astoria area.

Visited March 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“We just breezed through, we did not go into the Visitors center, we did drive around”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We had limited time so we just drove thru the park some. We stopped and walked around the canoe landing, and took a few pictures.

Visited March 2014
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fort Clatsop a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

If you get a chance, go to Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark spent the winter in 1805. Great interpretive center, but the fort is so interesting. When it is quiet, you can almost feel what they experienced. Nice pathways. These men and woman were made of tuff stuff.

Visited February 2014
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Burbank, California
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stark Reality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Tell someone that the first Special Forces Unit in the United States consisted of 31 men, a dog, a woman and a baby all being lead by a manic depressive, and they'd tell you, You're Crazy!! How these people survived is an amazing story. Made of much sterner stuff than most of us today can even begin to comprehend. When you see this fort, which they designed and built by themselves from scratch, you come to understand just how tough, rugged, determined and disciplined these people were. Don't know it for a fact, but I think today's Seals would have a tough time keeping up with this group.

Visited February 2014
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