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Cruz Bay Visitor Center

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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this...

Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations.

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Stop in to get your bearing and to sign up for hikes!

It is a relatively small Visitors Center but has maps and water. They will also lend you a walking stick or small back pack if needed. There are postcards and some small things... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after arriving on the ferry from st Thomas. Very helpful volunteers who pointed out the best places to go.

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Middletown, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked directions and information regarding services in the location of our in. We felt like we were intruding on the 2 women working there, who seemed to be more interested in their own conversation.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a relatively small Visitors Center but has maps and water. They will also lend you a walking stick or small back pack if needed. There are postcards and some small things to buy like the Bay Rum cologne. The rangers are always very nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Located just across from the Ferry Dock, this should be your first stop when you arrive. They have a wealth of information, hiking trails, maps, etc. The staff is very friendly and most helpful. They have a very nice gift shop. It's a nice place to pick up a t-shirt.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The St John Visitors Center has brief exhibits about the history of the island and is a good place to stop in for information about guided tours, hikes, and such. It is an easy walk from the ferry landing and might be a good place to start your visit especially if you are interested in organized nature activities. There is... More 

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Thank Snarth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Worth the stop to get maps, books, & t-shirts. They have some nice history about the island and will share tips on great places to visit while on St. John. Very friendly and helpful staff. Buy a gift or shirt to support the National Parks!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited no less than three times in five days, and each time the staff was friendly and went above and beyond to assist us in planning hikes and visits throughout the park. The on-site store here is better than the Friends of the Park store in Mongoose Junction. My only disappointment is that we did not have a chance... More 

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Cranford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I'm trying to do all the national parks so I've been to a lot of visitor centers. Very small one here. I didn't even see a film here (maybe I missed it). Wanted to get a "100 year of the national parks patch" at this site but didn't see any. A small shop and some exhibits. This seems to just... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Virgin Island National Park Visitors Center is a large building in Cruz Bay, with a children's playground next door. The rangers/staff are very helpful, there are bathrooms, and as expensive as everything is in St. John, I thought the gift shop items were very tasteful and reasonably priced. You may want to consider the Reef Bay Hike, which you... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

They were very friendly and patient answering all our questions and also provided an array of options to explore St. John.

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