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Plymouth Rock

Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #23 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The rock itself is unimpressive. However the setting and housing of the rock was very nice. The rock represents a significant place in American History, but has to be seen in context with other attractions such as Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower Replica. These three attractions tell the story of this settlement and its people.

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Minier, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Cool, sunny, breezy day on the harbor was beautiful. Quaint and cute. Enjoyed the experience very much. Beside the rock, the Mayflower II is there, whale watching ships, gift shops, pubs, eateries, a beautiful little walking park with special commemorative designations. Nice stop.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is cool to visit Plymouth Rock at least once in your lifetime. The rock is relatively small, though and caged in. The rock, however, signifies a big part of the town and a symbol of America's founding.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is something you can say you've seen, but the fact is that they don't have any real evidence that this is THE rock, just someone's account almost 100 years later. It's also much smaller than you would think from junior high history class. A small part of the rock is in the Smithsonian in D.C.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A must see because this is the first place settled and the start of USA history. The entire town is a part of USA history.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area because of a bus tour to see the Mayflower II; this was nice to see for historical reasons because we were there. It is anti-climatic but I don't know what I expected since it is a rock.

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Auburn, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited Plymouth Rock early August 2014. Not much left but it is History...Made me want to buy a book and read up on Pilgrims and their voyage and first year in America....The Mayflower II was near and went there and toured thru it...It was neat !!!....Plymouth was a nice area....we walked around and shopped and had lunch and in the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Plymouth Rock while in Boston for a hockey tourney. We were all surprised at the unimposing size of it. It's housed in a cool looking structure in the harbor. There is also a replica of the Mayflower. We were there in the evening, so no rides or rangers for us. However, it's an important piece of history that... More

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Key West, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
50 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is just a rock but it's history. I've been here 3 times in my life. It doesn't cost anything I think it's worth checking out. This latest visit we were here early evening found a parking spot and walked over to take pictures. Nice cute town its in and the Mayflower II is close by.

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Philo, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good thing you don't have to pay to see the "rock". It just so happened to be on the way as we drove from Provincetown to Boston. While you are there at least check out the Mayflower replica.

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