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Plymouth Rock

Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.
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Clinton, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We knew the rock was nothing much, so it was as we expected. You need to be there at certain times of day to get a picture of it without shadows. I got a good one in the evening.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I'm not even sure what I expected, but this was a small rock that has been patched together with concrete. Luckily there are tons of other things to see in this area.

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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The rock is small and cracked in two. The pilgrims didn't land at this spot. We know where they landed further out on Cape Cod. They didn't build a town near the rock. Plymouth Rock is a humbug but it is free. The setting is pretty. I stayed a few nights at a motel in sight of the fake.

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Huffman, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This was our second time to see it. I liked it better this time and it was actually bigger than I remembered. The park area is very pretty.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

First of all….do not go to this expecting more than what it is…it is a rock. I personally enjoyed our stop and value it as a symbol of the beginning of America, and the foundation of our country. It could have been a pebble, and I would have taken a picture. It is somewhere to say you have been, but... More

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Murrieta, California
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46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There is no charge to see the rock, and you can just walk up to it. It is enclosed in a fence area and there is a structure around it. so if raining, you won't get wet. The rock is smaller than you might think. Because it is free and an easy walk from the Mayflower ship and the shopping... More

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Old Monroe, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pretty much as expected. There's a rock. Okay, there is much significance attached to it, and it is part of our Puritan heritage, but I was more impressed with the Monument to the Forefathers, and the small-nest of the Mayflower II.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plymouth Rock is a rock with 1620 engraved/chiseled on it - that's it. Nearby is a replica of the Mayflower which is worth a visit to appreciate how the Pilgrims, Strangers and Crew journeyed to Plymouth Harbor to disembark on the Plymouth Rock location. Historically, this may or may not be the exact location, but it does place some perspective... More

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globeseeker007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This rock has some significance as it was where the pilgrams supposedly landed. However, it is just a rock and has become something of a tourist attraction. Some are disappointed upon seeing a rock but it isn't called Plymouth Rock for nothing. I expected to see a rock but, perhaps, a much larger rock. Anyway, that's what the history books... More

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went as a child. This time I went with my husband & boys ages 7 and 9. We arrived after 5pm. Knowing most of the tours were closed... We're glad we still made the stop. We took the photos to document the occasion and walked around. The kids needed some running about after another long car ride. We saw... More

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