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Address: Rte. 40 | P. O. Box 11711, 00801-4711, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-4999
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Viewing foliage
Description: Follow a nature trail that leads you through nearly 200 varieties of...
Follow a nature trail that leads you through nearly 200 varieties of tropical plants and an orchid jungle, wander through a gallery displaying local art, or take a sip of complimentary rum punch when you visit these scenic botanical gardens that are perched on a mountainside 1,000 feet above sea level.
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It was part of our tour and highly recommend visiting while visiting. The views are incredible. You do need to be in decent shape because there are a lot of stairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
mbeauch1963
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Georgia

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Knoxville, TN
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166 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We ended up touring this Garden as part of a Tour with Godfrey Tours so our admission was included in the cost of our tour. But had it not, I would gladly have paid the $8 admission to visit this place. There was free rum punch (seemed to be unlimited) available allow with water. The view from the top was... More 

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New York
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We arrived early after finding it (very poor signage) and took the nature trail. It probably took us 15 minutes or less to walk the entire trail. Not worth the $8 admission fee - more like worth $2-$3 for admission. The birds in cages were the best part. Will not return.

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Georgia
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67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was part of our tour and highly recommend visiting while visiting. The views are incredible. You do need to be in decent shape because there are a lot of stairs.

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Overall, the greathouse had a great view, a very cool trail that lead through the gardens and had birds, and they offered free water and punch. However, the place is more geared towards the restaurant and events than an actual botanical garden. We were disappointed that the gardens were actually quite small and there was not a lot of variety... More 

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La Canada, California
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527 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The best part of this place were the nice views pf the surrounding area that the place provided. Otherwise I didn't find this place that interesting...it's a big tourist bus attraction, so if you are there when a bus stops, be prepared for a crowd of people.

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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Yeah, that's the first thing that comes out of your mouth once you'Re there: wow! Just take some time to admire and enjoy the great views. Put your camera away for some moments and just feel it! There isn't much to do there, except for the great views, but still worth it! :)

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had a taxi drop us off vs. going with a tour group. We spent about an hour enjoying the view. We were hoping to enjoy a bottle of wine off the observation deck - but bar closed (despite doors open/staff present). Not a lot to see. In our time slowly taking in everything 4 tour groups came/left! It seemed... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked a tour off the Ruby Princess to visit the St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens. The first stop was at a small, very friendly place with a great view of the cruise port and town. Next was a trek up the mountain road to the St. Peter Greenhouse. The entrance fee was included with the tour. The place... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is beautiful but there wasn't much to see and I thought the price was a little too much. They did give free water or juice, if you can consider it free with the entrance fee.

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near Louisville, KY
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123 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We made a quick stop here as part of a shore excursion and were greeted with a free ice water or rum punch. It was a hot day close to 90 degrees, so it was very welcome. From there we went up top to see the spectacular views. Be sure to take a camera because the views are definitely something... More 

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Address: Rte. 40 | P. O. Box 11711, 00801-4711, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-4999
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Magens Bay

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