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Market Square

Address: North side of Main St. | at Strand Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop...
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Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop and sample the fresh produce, especially the local specialty - genips.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Market square is a very busy place during the day. People really do still sell here. It has been recently redone. This was a major slave trade post. To look at it and inject your imagination of a slave trade in progress gives a very interesting picture.

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Puerto Rico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A flea market for tourists. A good place to take a local cold beer or soft drink and get some souvenir. The average value of portfolios and purses is $ 30- $ 40; but remember that they are imitation; therefore deteriorate faster than the original. But they are ok because the average use is one year, so I think worth... More 

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OLYMPIA
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297 reviews 297 reviews
80 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love places where local vendors display the unique items that they have made or have acquired from local artists. It really shows the creativity and ingenuity of people. Unfortunately, of the thirty or forty vendors that are displaying their wares in this market, there are but a handful of vendors that are selling such items. Most are selling an... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This must be a tough job, dealing with waves of impatient tourists blowing through on brief cruise-ship stops while standing outside in the hot, hot sun, So I get why many of the vendors are surly or just impatient to make the quick sale. But I found that many of the items were cheap and shoddy and the vendors themselves... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a local market where you can find tshirts, wood carvings, larimar stones plus knock off purses and watches. If you want a Louis V, Michaeks Kors, etc. you will find it here. Keep in mind they are counterfeit but the locals will try and charge you at least a $100 or so. Be prepared to bargain and walk... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Neat stuff and the locals here were fun. Be prepared to make offers, it is worth it. Also, it is the Vendor's Market with blue tents by Emancipation Park. Talk with the locals...they have stories.

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Go to barter and pickup some inexpensive t-shirts and misc souvenirs. I always enjoy the time socializing with the locals and comparing lowest prices. Tip: They may not have your size t-shirt at the next place so always check size first before price it can help in the negotiation. Please mark as helpful if you read this :)

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Title says it all. Nothing really special. It is a flea market where they sell a variety of goods. You can negotiate for a better price and usually find that little gift from the island for folks back home. Nothing really great or bad about it. Worth a stop though for souveniers.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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397 reviews 397 reviews
141 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you want to bargain and haggle, here's your chance. You cb find just about anything at the market. Take a taxi because you'll never find a place to park.

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Colleyville, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place for T-shirts to diamonds! Even Belgium chocolate, which was heavenly! Must check out Ballerina Jewelry, they are the best!

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