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Rocking Stone Tower

Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
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Ranked #20 of 21 attractions in Truckee
Description: This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.
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Truckee, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a monument located on the grounds of the old VEts' Hall on a hill overlooking Old Truckee. There's not much to see, wouldn't be worth the trip in my opinion.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The pigeons really like it in here. So watch your head when you go to see it. It didn't really make the trip. we could have passed on seeing it..

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Roaming Endlessly
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We will definitely admit that this is a unique chunk of history, but it's really not terribly exciting. The stone stopped rocking some time ago, and now the entire base is surrounded by asphalt. If you have some time to kill, stop and check it off the list, but I definitely would not make a special trip out of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
49 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

You can spot the tower and rocking stone from Highway 80. Yes, there's a gigantic granite boulder sitting atop of another giant bounder enclosed by a huge gazebo. It's really a unique sight and a leftover from a prehistoric glacier moving through the sierras moving boulders and carving up mountains. We've been there several times, most recently with our granddaughter,... More

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