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Description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical...
Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from the ballast bricks of the tall ships coming from the old world, which would then return to Europe loaded with products from the islands.
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Our guide drove us to the steps. We did enjoy seeing them and hearing the history and story of their origin.......but we opted not to climb them. We had our young grandson and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just like the pirates and rum runners, you too can follow the same steps that will take you winding around for a fabulous view of the harbor. Enjoy the natural beauty and history of the surrounding area either on your own or part of a group. Definitely worth the '99' steps to capture a fantastic photo of your time here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our guide drove us to the steps. We did enjoy seeing them and hearing the history and story of their origin.......but we opted not to climb them. We had our young grandson and knew he would not make it to the top! We also knew that we could not carry him! Very glad we saw them if even from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Tourist attraction that is actually...well you climb the steps and count them. It can be walked all be itself or if you go to Blackbeards Castle it is part of the tour. Little piece of history on the island thats great for history buffs.

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If your health is up to the walk and you tolerate the temperatures and humidity in August, the walk is worth the view of the harbor area. There are some other attractions along the walk I would have liked to see but were closed for this part of the season. Otherwise we enjoyed the view from up near Blackbeard's lookout.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Hiking up those steps in the humid air isn't necessarily fun, but the view is worth it! It's good exercise too! Blackbeard's castle was closed when we were there, which we thankfully knew ahead of time or it would have been a bit of a disappointment. Still worth the walk to see Charlotte Amalie from up there though.

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Riverdale, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice spot to stop and see part of the island. Best to check it out on one of the tours to learn the history of the steps.

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An interesting tourist experience but historical. Worth it to say you went up the steps (actually 103). Blackbeard's castle is closed though so don't trek just to go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the experience, the stories, history and beauty. I did have to stop and catch my breath about have way up the 99 steps! But is was worth it.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's good exercise and we really enjoyed the views. Not sure this is for people with small children but it's fun for families with children 10 and up. It will take less than 15 minutes to walk, even if you take a break or two.

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was worth it. we ended up getting a Taxi to take us to the bottom of the steps and we walked to the top. afterwards, we headed to another location and walked some more. we did count the steps.

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