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99 Steps

Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Walked up them and then down, as we thought the area at the top was a little shady. This was on a day when no ships were in port, so maybe it's different when tourists are everywhere. Beautiful vegitation and great photo ops here, but don't seek it out if your other options are beach, drinks, or food. We only... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I don't know why but I was expecting something a little different. In fact, I didn't know I was actually there until my boyfriend was like yep, I just counted them... 103 just like they said... The view was pretty and we kinda wandered around but nothing to write home about, that's for sure!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stopped here to check it off our list. There is actually 103 steps if you count them. Lol It was neat to see it and walk up and down the steps. If you like walking its worth it.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful view, we were on a walking tour and loved the view at the top of the steps. The view if the harbor is amazing from tn He top.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A little climb up to Blackbeard's (which unfortunately had closed by the time we got there). Pretty views at the top. Quick stop.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was disappointed. Normal staircase. Be carefull! Staircase is not in good condition. Morning walking is better. Afternoon is high temperature for walking.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

While spending a week in the Virgin Islands, we had to make a quick stop at 99 stairs to take pics and make the climb. I would definitely recommend doing this if your are staying in the Virgin Islands, just to see it and check it off your list! We stayed for probably 10-15 minutes to climb and snap a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The 99 steps were placed by the Danes. It shows a real nice view when you get to the top of the harbor. Also good for exercising.

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Colorado
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In a funny twist, we discovered this on the walk down from Blackbeard's Castle, and liked it more. Walking up the stairs is like a walk through history with guides all along the way to help you learn about the history of this island. If I had to do it all over again, I would have skipped the tour up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

nice place but the people was a bit quiet, at the end the door was locked and we have to go back to get someone to let us go...normal

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