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“Educational and a little cheesy”
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Outameni Experience
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Arlington, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Educational and a little cheesy”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

the good;

Jamaican cuisine samples were awesome! (the ackee and fish is similar to a crab cake in taste, there was jerk chicken,plaintain,breadfruit,saltfish and rum punch)

clean bathroom facilities

very informative with some hands-on experiences

the bad;

uneven walkways and steps - be careful

kinda cheesy dramatic presentations with awkward opportunities for participation

While I'm not particularly sorry I went, it was a little disappointing at times.(3.5 stars would be my preferred rating) During the tour of the plantation house, there is quite a bit of repetition ('Oh look, something else made out of mahogany!') and much is made out of common items. And the downstairs seem to be unavailable to tours due to 'duppy business' - ghosts. (it gets worse at night - the sign out front says so!) There IS quite a bit of interesting information - primarily from the prerecorded videos which are a very nice idea for the tour -- more places should take advantage of that. Everyone was very pleasant. Not stroller or handicap friendly. There will be walking with elevation changes too. Plus, small kids may find a couple of instances in the dramatic presentations frightening. Most teenagers would probably find the trip boring. I can see where some people might like the audience participation portions of the dramatic presentations, but it felt a little awkward at times. Take your camera though - if someone in your party decides to beat a drum or dance, you will have a picture to embarrass them with!

Visited February 2012
5 Thank 1LuckyTexan
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7 reviews from our community

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English first
Miramar, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Finally an authentic Jamaican experience”
Reviewed May 20, 2010

During a recent visit to Jamaica, some friends of mine who live on the island took me Outameni Experience. I was amazed and moved at what I saw - especially as the daughter of a Jamaican father. I cried and laughed and danced and felt so connected to my culture. It was an awesome experience and a must see for everyone!

14 Thank TeeFos
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Atlanta, GA
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What an Experience!”
Reviewed August 17, 2008

This is a must do attraction for those who are interested in learning about Jamaica's history. The tour takes about 1 1/2 hours and takes visitors on a tour through various stages in Jamaica's history. At each stage is an actor or actress playing a character from that time period. Myself and a group of 17 who were touring the island all enjoyed the Outameni Experience.

19 Thank Suzzette C
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