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Rocking Stone Tower

Address: Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
Phone Number: 530-587-2757
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Ranked #10 of 10 Attractions in Truckee
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Owner description: This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks
Owner description: This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.

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English first
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265 reviews 265 reviews
91 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's unique and left over from a prehistoric glacier. Doesn't rock anymore though. You can see this from the highway and if your ready for a break go for it.

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Truckee, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Elk Grove, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
52 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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