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Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

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Address: Rte. 75 to Rte. 80, Christiansted, St. Croix
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Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the...

Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the largest remaining mangrove forest in the U.S.V.I., a submarine canyon, plus objects of cultural significance such as a prehistoric ceremonial hall and burial site.

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Tucked away far on the hill, this historical place is well worth the stop. The views are beautiful and learning about the history was good, too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away far on the hill, this historical place is well worth the stop. The views are beautiful and learning about the history was good, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we didn't plan this trip but ended up stopping in - very interesting historical information and breathtaking views!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do the clear bottom bioluminescence tour. I hear it's only worth it when there is no moon. It was amazing.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This national park was a contribution from a Doctor practicing in the island. The site is high on a hilltop with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Great facts and history from volunteers that provide information and a tour of the mansion.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only place Columbus landed in the USA (second voyage). We found the beach the cleanest we have ever seen it in 5+ years of visiting STX. This is a beautiful area. We have done several kayak tours as well - a good way to see the area and learn the history. I highly recommend Virgin Kayaks.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to find, but not crowded and a great (but short) tour of the "visitor's center" held some great history and some great future plans. As for right now, the history is interesting, but not much there to see just yet.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Bush Tribe tour, a mere $50 per person. A memory I will never forget. Well worth the time to see. We were lucky enough to see glow worms & a hugh amount of flying fish. We were there one week after the full moon.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The visitor center is open Monday thru Friday and is on a hill overlooking Salt River Bay. The visitor center is still under development but there are exhibits in the various rooms of a splendid prior home that was donated to the National Park service. A docent who was there was generous with her time and explained what happened during... More 

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Bourgueil, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The museum is very interesting - fabulous view of the beach where Columbus arrived in 1493. Very nice volunteer who gave us the tour. However, when we went to the beach, there was an old washed-up refrigerator from someone's boat. Had been there since last July!!! according to a man who comes there. SOOO disappointed to have the National Park... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The park is still under development but looks to become a lovely asset to the Park Service. Well worth a visit

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