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Address: St. Croix
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Take it slow and easy in this picturesque center with a small marina, a...

Take it slow and easy in this picturesque center with a small marina, a shop or two, and a colorful restaurant frequented by the locales.

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Stand Where Columbus Stood

From Christiansted, take Northside Road (Highway 75 West) and turn right onto Highway 80 (North Shore Road). The entrance for Salt River Marina will be on your right hand side... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
MilwaukeeSunseeker2
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Watersmeet, Michigan
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Columbus didn't actually set food on the land. He anchored in the bay and sent people ashore. Area is unkept and uninspiring. We spent maybe 5 minutes here. We then drove up the hill to the national park museum that had more information.

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1 Thank 4girls4us
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A visit to Columbus Landing at Salt River Inlet is worthwhile to say you were there at one spot that there is documented proof of a landing party from Columbus making landfall. The beach is not that great. There are no facilities at the beach. The stone plaque laid by the National Park Service cannot be located sometimes because it... More 

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Watersmeet, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

From Christiansted, take Northside Road (Highway 75 West) and turn right onto Highway 80 (North Shore Road). The entrance for Salt River Marina will be on your right hand side. Turn there and pass the Salt River Marina. This road will dead end at Columbus Landing. Watch for the signs for Salt River Bay Historical and Ecological Preserve. This beach... More 

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Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I was very interested to be here because of its significance. There was an informational sign that explained the site's significance, which was interesting. However, it noted a fort that is still present that Columbus and his crew built, but did not tell you where it was. Also, there was a decent amount of trash around the site. It was... More 

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Thank PaulRussi
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

We drove all the way there from gallows bay, was quite a hassle to find it and it wasn't anything spectacular. Very interesting for the history, but unless you're around the area not very much point of the drive.

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Thank Mitchpins
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

It is a beautiful 5 acre park where Columbus' crew first encountered native westerners. The park itself is simple with a couple of shelters for picnicking. I kept wanting to pick up trash so please, if you stop by, pick up after yourself! I was able to find sea glass here! It is a beautiful spot!

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Thank Kathy B
Shady Hills, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

St. Croix--2014, I stood at the spot of Christopher Columbus' Landing on his second voyage to the new world in 1493. This really put my mind in space going back to the time...... The site was a Native American village and ceremonial site, and part of a 12- acres sugar cane plantation--the oldest in the Virgin Islands. Standing on the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you're in the area, you should really see it. Maybe the century plant will be blooming in the parking lot - if so, this will be a 5-star visit! There is ample history associated with this site and it is run like a very minor historical point by the park service. I was surprised that it is treated so... More 

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1 Thank 2005-travel-lover
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Columbus cove is one of my favorite beaches I love the turquoise waters and the snorkeling, ya never know what u might find after a storm!!! When I'm there I imagine walking the same footsteps of CC

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Reviewed 11 February 2010

Really yummy! Try the 'Flying Fish' it comes from Barbados (I think) and it's delicious!

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