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Description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly...
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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small rock worth the trip

the area was filled with history and ppl that worked for the parks service took time and care to explain the surroundings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

the area was filled with history and ppl that worked for the parks service took time and care to explain the surroundings.

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you're in the area, you pretty much have to spend 5 minutes to see the rock. But if you spend much more than this, you just be a geologist. There's really nothing here but a small boulder.

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Much smaller than I expected. You can't get up close to the rock, but instead look down on it from above. People have taken to throwing pennies down next to it. I definitely recommend making a stop to see this. After all, it's an important part of American history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Happy to see it was preserved in a way to keep people from disturbing the sight. Had planned to spend the day in Plymouth but found we were perfectly content with just a couple hours to walk the beach front. A free walking 30 min guide was being offered by the park. We passed but it was nice to have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

nice piece of history to see. Wish there was some explanation of why its configured the way it is.... We learned the reason on the whale watching boat. Apparently visitors were breaking part of the rock for souvenirs.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I know of the more recent history of this location; how people at one time used to take pieces off as souvenirs without thinking much about it. That being said, Plymouth Rock is far smaller than one might imagine. Not the giant boulder just off shore. The most grandiose part here is the pillared enclosure. It's worth stopping by but... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is a shame that so many people took pieces of this rock that it is now a pebble surrounded by an iron fence.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kind of underwhelming, still good to see. The history of the rock being chipped away and efforts to preserve it being rather counter-productive - still our history!

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you've never seen it, stop and take a look. Once you have seen it, not worth stopping again. It's just a rock, sitting in sand that you look down on from a portico.

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Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This free option is worth a quick look and the information provided by the park employees was good. There isn't much to see, but the area is pretty and we got some great pictures.

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