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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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Nice views

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Rogerdob
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La Canada, California
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La Canada, California
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493 reviews 493 reviews
114 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 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 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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