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Cruz Bay Visitor Center

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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this...

Find out all about St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park at this major source of information on sightseeing, recreation and accommodations.

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Restrooms and good guides

This is the place to visit and get ideas. The people in there are very helpful. You can also schedule a hike. Nice people!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel S
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NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to visit and get ideas. The people in there are very helpful. You can also schedule a hike. Nice people!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at the NPS Visitors Center as they had a lot of information about St John, you can sign up for activities (I was taking a hike with them) and the gift shop was excellent. The lady who assisted me is the wife of one of the park rangers and she was so nice and friendly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Check out Cruz bat for quick eateries and local shopping. There isn't much else to do here but it's a nice stop on your way to one of the other amazing beaches on the island.

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Thank MYBailey
Morrisville, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a very nice little visitor center. I found the staff very friendly and informative. There is some good information here with a small gift shop, however the prices are rather high. Still, it is a very nice place and is the first place to visit before going anywhere in the park. Make sure you get a park map.

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Thank Jeffrey L
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had to meet here for the Reef Bay Trail tour. Loved the layout model of the trails throughout the island. Book and brochures available if needed.

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Niceville, Florida
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after arriving on the ferry from st Thomas. Very helpful volunteers who pointed out the best places to go.

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Middletown, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We asked directions and information regarding services in the location of our in. We felt like we were intruding on the 2 women working there, who seemed to be more interested in their own conversation.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

It is a relatively small Visitors Center but has maps and water. They will also lend you a walking stick or small back pack if needed. There are postcards and some small things to buy like the Bay Rum cologne. The rangers are always very nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Located just across from the Ferry Dock, this should be your first stop when you arrive. They have a wealth of information, hiking trails, maps, etc. The staff is very friendly and most helpful. They have a very nice gift shop. It's a nice place to pick up a t-shirt.

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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

The St John Visitors Center has brief exhibits about the history of the island and is a good place to stop in for information about guided tours, hikes, and such. It is an easy walk from the ferry landing and might be a good place to start your visit especially if you are interested in organized nature activities. There is... More 

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