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Address: Ao lado da Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad, Aruba

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Doesn't feel like being on a tropical island

One of the nice parts of the islands a small pass full of vegetations that it doesn't make tou feel being on a tropical island. Ideal for an ambush like the French had...... Old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Greater Utrecht area
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Greater Utrecht area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One of the nice parts of the islands a small pass full of vegetations that it doesn't make tou feel being on a tropical island. Ideal for an ambush like the French had...... Old times revivi here esepcially if you have a vivid imagination. Close by the Balashi gold mine ruins...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After reading several of the reviews on here I had dismissed this as an option to visit, then a local took my husband and I there. It was beautiful and more than just trees. There is also a historic fort along the pretty trees. He showed us where there used to be a dock, where the Spanish took gold from... More 

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arkansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Again no sign or plaque to tell you that you are at the Frenchmen Pass. This is on the road to the smelter ruins and you don't even know that you've gone by it. No sign to give you the history or anything, just a tree covered road.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Hard to find or even realize you've been through it. But if you do know you will find the wanderlust in the trees surrounding the road. It is the passway between two mountains on this road.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is close by my bf's house so that's why we visited it. It's a nice place for a little date or picnic but nothing to write home about. There are some decent photo ops but I wouldn't stop by unless if you happened to be in the area.

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Sewanee, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is just a pass between two mountains. Nothing special. Yes, the road was scenic, but unless there was a sign with an arrow saying, "Frenchman's Pass," we would have no idea we passed through an "attraction." If you see it, great. But don't go out of your way.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Frenchman’s pass is a nice scenic part of the road.You don't even know your there until you come up upon it, there is only 1 sign before you get there and then nothing to indicate you are there. I had read about Frenchman’s pass but happened upon it while driving around, it is pretty but its not really much of... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Frenchman’s Pass is a nice drive trough Aruba’s nature and history. French pirates tried to invade Aruba in the early 17th century and were confronted by Indians in a narrow passage between coral cliffs.

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Holly, Michigan
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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

we drove through Frenchman's pass on several occasions. We loved how the trees make a canopy over the road. We did not experience any loss of radio or see any ghosts, but it's really cool! don't miss it...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Frenchman's pass is a road know for its haunting of dead french men that invaded the island years ago, there they are buried. Frenchman's pass has a haunting factor that at the radio stops working and if your not driving fast enough the cars tent to stop working. Its just a thrill spot, with the lovely arch trees. If you... More 

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