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99 Steps

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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baltimore
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321 reviews 321 reviews
134 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are 103 steps to the top. The steps are not for kids or anyone who has problems walking. There are beautiful photo ops when you reach the top. Its easier to walk back down. Check out my blog with pictures winenchocolate dot com

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Atlanta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

to Blackbeard's Castle then this is worth the hike. Otherwise skip it as all it there is are 102 steps and a cardiac exercise experience.

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Issaquah, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This sounded really cool in the reviews I read but honestly it is just a bunch of stairs. Honestly, I counted 100 steps...

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not 99 "steps" at all, but a series of areas to see and explore, all going downhill from Blackbeards' Castle to the main shopping street. Food, drink, pools, statues, lots of photo ops, shopping, homes and gardens - it was a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed at The Green Igana not far from the top of the steps and for a short person it can be 2 steps per step. Going down is alot easy than going back up. Opted for a cab on the next trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After reading things to do in St Thomas, this was high on my list for the view. However finding it was rather hard, we had to ask the store person where it was and then he asked why we were bothering, he said it was just a tourist trap. We found it from his directions and thought this is it?... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Going to view the 99 steps isn't necessarily a must while in St. Thomas, but is something decent and free that you can see while walking around downtown or visiting other attractions. There are several other things to see nearby leading up to Blackbeard's castle, but the majority of attractions are only open when ships are in port. Makes for... More

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Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The steps are surrounded by pretty foliage. There are some charming buildings nearby. If you're in the mood to climb some stairs and snap an unusual picture, then I say "Go For It!

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Blue Hill, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Dutch architects way back when decided to tackle all the hill sides with steps. Everywhere. I created my own walking tour and found the 99 steps as I was on my way back down into town. The view is gorgeous at the top of town, and the steps are really easy to walk and are well spaces. CAREFUL though,... More

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San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The family and I went for this walking tour. Great view and this is the older part of town. The walk was really good and one can visit the Blackbeards castle at the top of these steps - remember it open only on Mondays and Tuesdays if I remember the note there correct.

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