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St. Peter Greathouse Estate & Gardens

Address: Rte. 40 | P. O. Box 11711, 00801-4711, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340-774-4999
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Magens Bay
Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Follow a nature trail that leads you through nearly 200 varieties of tropical plants and an orchid...
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Type: Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset, Viewing foliage
Owner description: 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went here early in the morning on a slow day and was told by the attendant not to worry about the entrance fee. The flowers and view of other islands was nice, but not worth how much they usually charge in our view. It was nice to walk around, and they did have some rum punch & n/a & water... More 

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st thomas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Get there early and have a cool beverage from the balcony. After that a romantic diner will se the mood for the rest of the night.

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The estate is average honestly, the tropical gardens are nice with a nice variety of flowers and trees but very small, the complimentary rum punch is refreshing but a bit watered-down, the parrots are fun for 2 min and annoying after that. But the real gem here is the observation deck with a jaw-dropping view over Magen's Bay and the... More 

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White Plains, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Lovely botanical gardens with amazing views of plants that look ordinary from a distance but close up look enormous. Beautiful flowers like the lobster plant reminded me of flowers from Hawaii. Nice sweeping views of the harbor. Free cold water and rum punch drinks next to a small wading pool.

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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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217 reviews 217 reviews
75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful views of plants and the water. Easy for all to traverse. Only negative was that the rum punch was not the best.

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Festus, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a very beautiful place. It has better views of Magens Bay than either Drakes Seat or the Mountain Top. The botanical garden area is absolutely beautiful. We were very disappointed with the size of the gardens. The garden area is about a 5 minute walk and there are very few explanations of what you are looking at. In... More 

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Lagos
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were made to briefly stop by at the Greathouse Gardens after we finished a course of tree zipping at Tree Limin Extreme. It is just opposite on the other side of the road. This place has truly gorgeous gardens and we enjoyed complementary drinks while we fed our eyes to the beauty of the orchid varieties. The views of... More 

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