Columbus Park
Columbus Park
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Columbus Park is an open-air historical and archaeological museum, set on 3 acres of Discovery Bay overlooking the ocean. It was named as such because Columbus could not find a source of fresh water close. The museum has recently been remodeled and now includes a bar and a branch of the popular jerk restaurant "Scotchies". There are also ambitious plans to further develop the museum in the future.
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Al K
Guelph, Canada409 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This park is here to commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus from what I understand. There are numerous displays for you to read and objects to see and interact with. (Canons, grave markers, tools, etc.) Fortunately we had a guide to tell us the history of the area. It’s not like your typical North American park but that’s what adds to character of the place. It’s not very big so don’t plan on spending more than a half hour there.
Written 23 February 2020
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Adri
Fort Lauderdale, FL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The park is located on the main highway in St. Ann, Jamaica, about 5 minutes from Discovery Bay. It’s a quick photo op! Beautiful views of the mountains in St. Ann and a view of Puerto Seco Beach across the water. The quick history lessons are marked in the artifacts that can be found there.
Written 29 January 2020
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Vixen1997
Leicestershire, UK331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Such a shame here isn’t shouted about more , the only reason we learnt about it as our local taxi driver Delroy knew we liked history so he stopped here for us on the way to Falmouth.
I can’t believe Jamaica doesn’t use this to their advantage so much history here with loads of Beautiful sceneries .
We was very lucky one of the local stall holders come down and gave us a very in-depth knowledge look around.
We could of gone around on our own but he was a very polite man who knew his stuff about the area so we learnt more than just reading the little they had there .
It’s free so it’s worth a stop to say you have been .
Written 22 January 2020
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Solange K
London, Canada30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
We drove 45min to see this “museum”. It looks like an abandoned ruin. It is definitely not a museum and there is nobody to give you a guided tour. You’re supposed to walk around and read the signs for yourself, walking down the steps towards the water. It was raining so we couldn’t do much. Drove back after spending a few minutes there.
The place is looking bad and so much garbage is left around the place.
Written 15 November 2019
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OliviaDiamond
Montego Bay, Jamaica125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Place is a bit run down, entry was free, took a few photos and got a good history lesson. even tho it is no longer being cared for, if you care about the history of Jamaica its still worth a stop
Written 10 April 2019
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Just us, The Roys
Fort Lauderdale, FL12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
You can stop here in passing. Meaning, quick drive by to stop for 5 minutes and snap a picture. Not much to see
Written 2 April 2019
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dunger99us
canada215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Easily accessed from a road side, has couple of "monuments" 2-3 picturesque spots, free entrance for us.
Written 24 July 2018
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Gerald732
Cumming, GA59 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
If you are a person who is interested in history and relics of history, then this is the place for you. It conveys a little part of the Jamaican history. This park has a lot of potentials and just need a little TLC. It has quite a few relics from the past and is not preserved it will gradually go away and this would be so sad. I stopped bay and there is no charged. The writings on the plaques and monuments are faded and difficult to read. The site is overlooking the Discovery Bay Bauxite Port.
Written 1 July 2018
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Karaoshkin
New York City, NY773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was an unplanned stop by our guide, on the way to Ocho Rious. This was a nice extra to our daylong trip. It took less than 20 min to walk around while a guide was telling us Jamaican history. Place is run down a bit with no tourist accommodations. There was one guy there cleaning almonds... typical Jamaica.
Written 10 May 2018
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Niklas K
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The “museum” is in a very bad shape. I would recommend to stop only for the view from the museum.
It is sad that Jamaican history is left in such a state.
Written 2 January 2018
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