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Plymouth Rock

Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #22 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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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It was just a rock, although neat to see for its historical significance. We did not enjoy how crowded this attraction was (many tour buses were stopped here), making it nearly impossible to enjoy, nor did we enjoy having to find and pay for parking.

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I wouldn'tgo to Plymouth just for Plymouth rock but combine it with a tour or the museum then I would see it. It is significant for the history but I wished they added more information to the exhibit. The rock housed in an impressive structure by the water.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's a rock. The only purpose is to cross it off your historical places to see. Other than that, plan for a half hour visit so you don't put to much money in the parking meter.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I guess like a lot of people this was just one of those things that had to be ticked off the places to visit. I must have spent at most 10 seconds looking at the Rock. Once you're in the area you'll find the Mayflower II much more interesting and the Plimouth Plantation is apparently really good. So it's worth... More

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
83 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The rock is surrounded by an impressive stone porticoed canopy as befits this iconic site that represents the place of landing of the Pilgrims. That said it is kept well out of reach of souvenir hunters who might otherwise chip away more of stone than they already have thus far. The site is not so much the stone as the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I visited Plymouth with my wife in October of 2014. We were traveling by car up the east coast for a vacation road trip. This was a definite stop, just to see Plymouth Rock. Having friends that live close by Plymouth I had already been told the whole story, but still wanted to see it. From what I was told... More

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Morris, IL
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30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I'd read the reviews. Heard from others that it wasn't worth the trip...but have to say...I enjoyed "checking it off of the list." We were staying about a half hour north and after a long day of walking the Freedom Trail in Boston we decided to see where it all began in the Northeast. I won't play spoiler about what... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Yes, it is just a rock, but totally worth it to experience the history. It's a nice little town and there is enough to see to spend the day there.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really, that's about it. This rock is a boulder with the year the pilgrims landed carved into it. Nothing more, nothing less. It's historic, and if you're in the area it would be worth looking at just for that alone. But I wouldn't suggest making an entire trip to see it. If you had been imagining something grand and dramatic... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Sure, it is just a rock and much smaller then one would imagine but it is an iconic symbol of the search for freedom and the friendship with the Native people that developed. I would imagine many others have seen the "the rock" as something more than just a rock as it had been chipped away for souvenirs for years... More

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