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Plymouth Rock

Address: Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Owner 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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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This whole experience was a bit disappointing. It was very difficult to locate this attraction. Very little signage so we kinda lucked into the area. So after getting out in the rain and snow to take pics of several rocks that each seemed like they might be "the rock", we gave up before actually finding the right one. We left... More

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West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Mayflower II so of course we walked down to see Plymouth Rock. As other reviewers have said it is a ROCK. I would highly recommend combining a visit here with other attractions in the area. The Mayflower II and several museums are within walking distance. I do not understand the grandeur and period inaccuracy of the surrounding... More

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Clawson, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A lot smaller than I expected, not in it's original location and a small part of the original rock. Plymouth isn't even the original landing site of the Pilgrims, that was in modern day Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod.

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Ashville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very nice historical site. Yes, it is "a rock", but what is one to expect? I thought the structure surrounding it added a little class. I think most people who visit Plymouth expect to see a huge boulder on the beach. It was smaller than I anticipated, but I still am happy to have visited the site and just imagine... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was my second road trip round New England and I missed Plymouth last time so made a special effort to fit it in this trip because of its historical significance. Its a bit of a yawn. As other reviewers have noted - is a rock. Why someone decided to build a neo-classical structure round it goodness knows but it... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was impressive because it was a little piece of history, but a little disappointing. Not sure why I expected more, but it's just a huge rock in the water This would be considered a one time see.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok, maybe I had a romantic vision of what Plymouth Rock would be. Fair warning, if you do, this ain't it! I thought it would be on the beach...a majestic boulder that the Pilgrims first saw as they approached shore. Naw. It's a small "boulder" under a portico with a fence around it. If you're going to East Bay Grill... More

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Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What can I say? It's a rock. There's even debate over whether this is THE rock that they really set foot on first when they landed or if it's just A rock that someone decided to label and use as a tourist attraction. In the end, does it matter? No. There's a nice little park where you can relax and... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's in a lovely setting, there's a park ranger to tell you about the history (at least in summer), and after all it is what's left of the Rock - but I have to say that it's not an impressive piece of stone. There's a lovely small park across the street with the stream that gave the Pilgrims a reason... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Plymouth Rock has a storied history, some true, some folklore. Plymouth, MA is a great historic town with much to offer culturally and historically. But Plymouth Rock itself may be a let-down. Nice to see once, but there is much more to see and do in Plymouth (Mayflower II, Plimoth (not misspelled) Plantation, the Plymouth Philharmonic, harbor tours, etc.).

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