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“Great view, same tacky gift shop.”
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Mountain Top
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St Thomas Island Tour: Mountain Top and St. Peter's Great House
Ranked #20 of 150 things to do in St. Thomas
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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.
Oley, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great view, same tacky gift shop.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We were hoping with the rebuilding of Mountain Top that the large gift shop would be worth stopping in for - but we were disappointed. Same cheap tacky gifts you find in town and havensight. The one plus is the beautiful view from the lookout deck - I would skip this though the next time and stop at the Greathouse instead.

Visited April 2013
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Oley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Back after fire several years ago.”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Mountain Top is a tourist trap with a gorgeous view of Megan's Bay from a free observation deck. There are plenty of shopping opportunities between the entrance and that observation deck for those that love to shop. Also, the highlight of Mountain Top (besides the view) is the bar where you can get a 'World Famous' Banana Daquari. Although you can order almost any drink at this well stocked bar...the banana is their claim to fame.

Visited April 2013
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Greenville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“awesome view”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

If you ever get a chance to go to ST Thomas go to the top of the mountain, the view is phenomenal!!!! it will take your breath away.

Visited April 2013
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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568 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Great view, but just another gift shop”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

This store is huge and there are tons of things to buy, but the prices weren't the best. The view was worth the trip up. We were party poopers for not getting the banana daquaris, but at $9 for a small cup we decided it was a bit high. It drizzled a bit while we were up there so we waited for some clouds to clear and you could see so many islands and get a great view. Lots of tourist busses dropping off loads of people. We drove up on our own and it worked out because we found an even better "driveway" on the way down that had a view of the downtown area. I would recommend that view too, it was just before the entrance if you go up on 40. You could see the airport and cruise ships. It's worth a look and lots of variety in the shop and since it's free to enter, why not?!

Visited April 2013
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Tignish, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you visit St Thomas, you have to go to the Mountain Top! The view is just breathtaking, the banana daiquiri was delicious, cold and filled with Cruzan Rum! Just about any and every souvenir you could imagine is available in this shop, prices aren't too bad either.

Visited March 2013
Thank WendiKP
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