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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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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Nice piece of history

Nice part of history but they're a killer. I was covered in sweat after making it half way up. The view is amazing, but definitely bring water with

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The 99 Steps (actually there are more) are quite beautiful. Those who have trouble walking or not sure of their footing may have difficulty. The steps, because they are old, are quite worn and uneven -- but that is part of their charm. The problem is that this little attraction is part of a larger historic area that is closed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After getting to the top it gets better. I enjoyed walking to Blackbeard's Castle and learning the history.

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Miami, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Is a nice view, and is really 103 steps, however, we were told there is a short cut with only 43 steps that will take you up faster and see the same once at top.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice part of history but they're a killer. I was covered in sweat after making it half way up. The view is amazing, but definitely bring water with

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was a quick water taxi from hotel to town and we popped around and did this tour, its worth it and I actually loved the view from Blackbeards castle, it was one of my favorite pictures

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Marbella, Spain
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41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice place for those under 16 years old and in very good physical shape. Going UP is the problem to older folks... you can and may, suffer a heart attack.... going DOWN is FAR EASIER.... you just roll down til you stop against .. something. Easier to "take a photo"!

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Denmark
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41 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The stairs takes you up to the area around Blackbeard's Castle, or Down towards the old Danish historical Buildings, depending from where you are coming/going.

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Rock Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The walk down from Blackbeard's castle gives you a good impression of life some time ago as you walk through a house furnished by the early settlers. Amazing to see what all grows on this tropic island, a nice walk down the 99 steps turning around corners to explore more.

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New Hartford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nothing to exited, just 101 steps to walk up. When you get to the top you can go on a $10 tour of the fort

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely views, much easier going down from the castle than going up. There are gardens all the way up the steps, with flowers and trees.

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