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U.S. Virgin Islands Sights

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Sandy Point (St. Croix)
Ranked #1 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Beaches; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Reefs
This three-mile long white-sand beach is largely populated by nesting turtles and birds.
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St. Thomas Synagogue (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #2 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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$137* and up
Ranked #3 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Islands; Monuments/ Statues; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Reefs
Owner description: Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded... more » Owner description: Lying 1.5 miles off the northeast coast of St. Croix, this 880-acre national monument includes 176 acres of land surrounded by 704 acres of water and coral reef system; it is a paradise for snorkelers, and the deep grottos and labyrinths are perfect for experienced scuba divers to explore. « less
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Frederiksted Pier (Frederiksted)
Ranked #4 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
A great day or night dive, the pier is home to a thriving population of marine and coral life.
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Ranked #5 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail (Virgin Islands National Park)
Ranked #6 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Hiking Trails
Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes... more » Owner description: Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, which leads you through plantation ruins, tropical landscapes and scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. « less
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Ranked #7 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.
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Ranked #8 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: You can stroll amid the ruins of this 17-acre estate, a former 19th-century sugarcane plantation village, which contains... more » Owner description: You can stroll amid the ruins of this 17-acre estate, a former 19th-century sugarcane plantation village, which contains varied ecosystems from semi-arid cactus to lush green rain forest. « less
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Annaberg Sugar Plantation (Virgin Islands National Park)
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$125* and up
Ranked #9 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling... more » Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling molasses and hardworking slaves harvesting sugarcane, and which now offers visitors regular tours and living-history demonstrations. « less
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Ranked #10 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Forests; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the largest remaining mangrove forest in the... more » Owner description: Dedicated in 1993, this national, ecological preserve and park features the largest remaining mangrove forest in the U.S.V.I., a submarine canyon, plus objects of cultural significance such as a prehistoric ceremonial hall and burial site. « less
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Fort Christiansvaern (Christiansted)
Ranked #11 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

This Danish fort was constructed circa 1749 and was partially rebuilt in 1771 after hurricane damage.  It is the best-preserved of the five remaining forts in the VI, and it... more »

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Drake's Seat (St. Thomas)
Ranked #12 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts
Owner description: The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout... more » Owner description: The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea « less
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Frederick Lutheran Church (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #13 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
A Georgian-style church with a sweeping stairway and antique chandelier.
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Roseway (St. Croix)
Ranked #14 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Blackbeard's Castle (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #15 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Once the 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, Blackbeard’s Castle was re-named for the pirate who frequently visited the island.
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Mountain Top (St. Thomas)
Ranked #16 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: This cafeteria and bar claims not only spectacular views from its 1,500 feet perch on the summit of St. Peter Mountain, but... more » Owner description: This cafeteria and bar claims not only spectacular views from its 1,500 feet perch on the summit of St. Peter Mountain, but is the inventor of the famous banana daiquiri. « less
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99 Steps (Charlotte Amalie)
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$22* and up
Ranked #17 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Estate Whim Museum (Frederiksted)
Ranked #18 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site features a great house filled with reproductions of... more » Owner description: A restored example of life on a sugar plantation in the 1800s, this site features a great house filled with reproductions of colonial furniture, three-foot-thick walls made of stone, coral and molasses, plus the original sugar processing plant and windmill. « less
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Judith's Fancy (Christiansted)
Ranked #19 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
Owner description: These impressive ruins of the 17th-century chateau, once home to the governor of the Knights of Malta, are collectively named... more » Owner description: These impressive ruins of the 17th-century chateau, once home to the governor of the Knights of Malta, are collectively named "Judith" after the first name of a woman who is buried on the property. « less
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Waterfront Highway (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #20 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Otherwise known as Kyst Vejen, this shop-filled road runs parallel to the waterfront.
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Ranked #21 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Skyline Drive (St. Thomas)
Ranked #22 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Affords a breathtaking view of the Charlotte Amalie coast.
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Main Street (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #23 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Dronningens Gade or Main Street is the major artery and famous street where many of the unique and glamorous shops, for which... more » Owner description: Dronningens Gade or Main Street is the major artery and famous street where many of the unique and glamorous shops, for which Charlotte Amalie is known, are found. « less
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Bluebeard's Tower (St. Thomas)
Ranked #24 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: Legend has it that this stone tower on the grounds of the Bluebeard Castle Hotel was built by the pirate Bluebeard for his... more » Owner description: Legend has it that this stone tower on the grounds of the Bluebeard Castle Hotel was built by the pirate Bluebeard for his lover, Mercedita. « less
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Ranked #25 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Government House (Charlotte Amalie)
Ranked #26 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Fort Frederik (Frederiksted)
Ranked #27 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Museums

This Danish fort built between 1752 and 1760 was the site of the most important event in St. Croix history.  8,000 slaves marched from nearby Estate LaGrange to Fort Fredrik and... more »

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Ranked #28 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Located on Prince Street, this historic church dates from the mid 1700s.
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Little Princess Estate (Christiansted)
Ranked #30 of 68 Sights & Landmarks in U.S. Virgin Islands
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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