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“Not a tourist attraction.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Queen's Park Savannah

Queen's Park Savannah
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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$40*
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Trinidad Highlights and Scenic Drive Tour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This park features mansions from the Spanish colonial era, interesting stores and street vendors.
Trinidad and Tobago
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not a tourist attraction.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Think Central Park without the landscaping, without the ponds, without the wooded areas and devoid of any attraction of note. It is just a large savannah around which traffic flows. Years ago, a part of the eastern side hosted horse racing events; that area now hosts carnival events in either February or March each year.

In the 1990s a part of the savannah was unceremoniously paved for no logical reason. Around Easter, kite flying enthusiasts gather to show off their created and bought kites. There are also practice football sessions occasionally. Church groups, schools and other organizations sometimes hold their mini sports events at the savannah.

It affords Hilton Hotel guests a green view, not far removed from what Hilton in Mexico city affords its guests.

Visited October 2012
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Trinidad
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great workout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Had a great evening jog around the savannah. It was abuzz with activities as there were football games, rugby, fellow joggers. The best place to "capture" moments.

Visited September 2012
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London
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“Nice area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

A nice quiet and safe area to walk or jog. Plenty of interesting and historical buildings around the edge.

Visited September 2012
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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“Not all that .....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Its not all that of an attraction but more like a big roundabout like a park in the center...some people jog, hang out under the shady trees or just snack on some of the local foods that can be purchased.

Visited October 2011
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Largest Roundabout in the world.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Its been said that this is the largest roundabout in the world.

Its basically a huge park/savannah that is paved right around the perimeter for foot traffic which locals use as a jogging track throughout the day.

You can view many historic buildings from the colonial days whose architecture are French, Spanish, English etc. There are are some buildings which are called the "magnificent 7" - a photographers dream!!

On the eastern and southern sides of the savannah you can find coconut vendors and try a freshly cut coconut for less than US$1..........there is also a selection of local street food

I would say it is definitely worth the trip.

Its a bit funny that when I visit other countries that you have tours with tour guides that show off so much less than what you can see in this country for no fee.

The authorities are missing out of a grand opportunity to promote a good tourist attraction and create sustainable employment.

Visited August 2012
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