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Cruz Bay Visitor Center

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations.
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Michigan City, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good little starting point in the city. The people were friendly and you can plan your day from here.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This Visitor Center is located right on a dock in Cruz Bay. Nice spot to work I'd say. They have some National Park things for sale, as well as some essentials like sunglasses and oh yea, coffee!! Nothing is cheap in the islands, so expect to pay, but the views just make up for everything. Park ranger was very helpful... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A lot of people who visit St John, do so primarily for hiking within the Virgin Islands National Park (covering 60% of the island). Situated just a short walk away from the harbour, the visitor centre in Cruz Bay is a good starting point for your trip. From here, you can get maps and information about all the available trails... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We loved the hiking trails & Peace Hill. We received wonderful assistance from everyone who works there & they made our day fun, safe & interesting. Thank You for your genuine advice, positive attitude & kindness. You all make it easier for we tourists!!

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Kent, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The staff there are quite helpful. Maps and instructions here help the visitors see a little more than expected. Vangens Seattle WA

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stop by here for park maps and park information. The park store is where you purchase tickets for the reef bay trail hike. Souvenirs are best found in the park store located in mongoose junction.

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Toronto, Canada
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653 reviews 653 reviews
280 attraction reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stopping by the visitor's center (which is a very short walk from the Cruz Bay harbor) is well worth it. There's no admission charge and you can arm yourself with everything you'll need for a fabulous visit to the Virgin Islands National Park. There are also some small exhibits together with a gift store where you can pick up some... More

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RDU
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great place to stop in before your trek begins. Clean restrooms and they have water for sale if you forgot. Very helpful folks there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very convenient and good place to drop by and secure maps, postcards (yep; I am old and still send them) and talk to the rangers and volunteers. They have great tips for the hikers as well as a brochure on snorkeling at the various beaches.

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Sherman, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The national park visitor center had a small parking lot, and is not worth visiting if it is full. There is a nice map provided free of the island and has some interesting reading, fish identification and the like. We got a small pamphlet about local snorkeling too. Restroom available.

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