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New River Estate

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Ranked #18 of 38 Attractions in Nevis
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: For a good exploratory romp, check out this old sugar-processing estate.
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Sringfield, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The New River-Coconut Walk Estate is a very cool place to explore. Two different sets of "ruins" to visit- the old windmill driven plantation and the modernized steam-driven (not sure if it was steam or oil). The estate goes from the beach to the main road. You should plan an hour or more to explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Worth a wander. This place was abandoned in the 1940s and it feels like they just upped and left overnight, so the buildings and machinery are all there, though the wild goats seem to be staking a claim!

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place to plunk down and explore. Abandoned sugar mill, ruins and rusted mechanical parts, copper kettles and lime kiln. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is - the grounds could use some maintenance, and just having a bit of literature or education around what the parts do and how a sugar mill works would have... More

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Denton, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

These ruins are intriguing. This sugar mill was quite an operation, with structures from the road down to the water. As many other people have noted, we had a great time wandering around exploring the ruins. We especially liked the machinery imported from Britain, the lime kiln, & the building down by the water. We also liked the donkeys that... More

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Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was the last operating sugar cane plantation on Nevis. If you love the history of Nevis, and the fact that during the height of the sugar cane days this small speck in the West Indies was the centre of much of the wealth of the British Empire, then you really must come for a visit. Now, there is no... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We had a great time exploring these old sugar mill ruins on the windward side. Plenty to see and easy to find. There is no visitor center. Just drive up and start exploring on your own, with a mountainous backdrop and an ocean view on the other side, and a nice hike from the ruins down to the ocean. There... More

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