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Plymouth Rock

Address: Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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SAN JACINTO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The only question we had was, when was the year engraved on the rock? We were glad to see it preserved as a reminder of our ancestors that made it to our shores. We are truly a nation of immigrants from all walks of life and without these monuments all would be lost to remind us of our beginning as... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

...it's really more about the legend than the reality. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/fact-sheets/plymouth-rock) After all...It's just a rock with a seam in in it, sitting silently in a protected sand pit (showing traces of illegal trespass, such as clear imprints from sneakers in the sand around it). The "temple" built around the Rock's site is supposed to shield the holy icon from vulgar... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I enjoyed visiting Plymouth Rock as it brings the history classes from my youth to life. To actually see the rock and the replica ships at the pier was wonderful. All of the small shops and then walking the street to see the various first buildings that the settlers built when they landed. Just truly lets you appreciate American history.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What can be said about a big rock. It was big. It was a rock. It is historic. It is central located. Stop by.

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67 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It may just be a rock sitting on the beach but this is a piece of american history. The story is bigger than what's left of the rock. Plan a two or three day visit to get to all the attractions Plymouth has to offer. Plymouth offers nice waterfront for a Stroll and let's not forget the Mayflower.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went to see the rock, it was neat to see, but I think we could have spent our time in Boston or Rhode Island seeing something else. We did eat at Wood's seafood down the street which made it a little bit better. In the summer there is probably more to do/see, but in the winter not even the... More 

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New Jersey
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34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

That's about all. Nothing much there but nice ocean view. Actually there is a 100-character minimum for reviews and I can't think of anything else to say.

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Staten Island, New York
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Definitely not what I would have expected for something I've heard about and read about for the last 37 years. I'm not quite sure what I expected, but it was definitely more than that. Thankfully no fee was associated with viewing it.

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Derry, New Hampshire
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we saw this while staying over in Plymouth and it was almost across the street from our hotel. There are little gift shop right near her also. It was a great little find.

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Dornbirn, Austria
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whether the Pilgrims really first set foot on this rock or not, we'll never know, and the rock itself is not particularly special to look at. What's interesting is the sense of history being made here. Although there isn't much to do at this particular attraction, I still got goosebumps thinking about the people who landed in Plymouth and what... More 

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