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“Humbled” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bob Marley's Mausoleum

Bob Marley's Mausoleum
| Nine Miles, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
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$80*
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Private Bob Marley Mausoleum Tour from Ocho Rios
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Humbled”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

High in the mountains with fantastic scenery. Friendly guide who was very knowledgeable about Bob and also very entertaining. We had to take shoes off to go into Bobs tomb which was no problem. The resting place itself was beautiful and really took my breath away as you can feel a sort of spirit in the room. Would most certainly visit again. Enlightening experience

Visited July 2013
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Eaton, OH USA
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Prepare to walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the Bob Marley Mausoleum is not a "hop, skip, and a jump" from there. We made the reservations once we arrived at the Riu and I asked how long the drive was and they said 45 minutes, which I thought it was a lot longer than that. Turns out I was right, it's more like a 2 hour drive, specially if you are on a bus and having to stop at other resorts along the way to pick up passengers. So plan a ton of time away from your resort, more like 7 hours. Once we arrived the group gathered around a small window in the wall to buy marijuana. Then the tour was to start. You have to climb about 35 - 40 stairs to get to the starting point. You have a chance to go through a gift shop,the small museum and see the house where he was born, but essentially all you can see is the gable end as it is right next to the deck of the building you're in. You then walk around to see the locals playing music for you, but it's not for free, they will be asking for tips. Finally at this point your real trek starts up a large hill to get to his and his mother's actual resting place. You have to take your shoes off and leave them outside before entering either of the mausoleums, as they don't allow shoes of any kind inside. Which is fine, just something to be aware of. If Bob Marley really interests you then you probably won't mind these obsticles, so go ahead and live the experience. If he's not "your cup of tea" or your kind of "smoke 'em, if you got 'em", then it might be a place to forego.

Visited July 2013
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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worthy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Long time adventure trip for only 30 minutes tour. Worthy to come and pay respect to the Reagge boss

Visited August 2013
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Indianapolis, IN
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The ride was a fun experience. The mausoleum is high in the mountains. It was nice to pay tribute to Bob but I wouldn't do it twice. I think the price is too expensive. The stairs were tough for my 68 year old mother

Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Humbling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I loved and felt so humbled to visit Bob Marley's Mausoleum. Definitely recommend this for his fans. As cliche as this may sound, I definitely felt closer to him not only as Bob the artist and musician but as another average, human being. I was humbled by the experience and the opportunity to pay my respect.

Visited August 2012
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