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Address: Plymouth, MA
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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Not particularly impressive, the rock is surrounded by a structure much more impressive than the rock itself. Worth a walk by if you are heading to the Mayflower II but I would... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not particularly impressive, the rock is surrounded by a structure much more impressive than the rock itself. Worth a walk by if you are heading to the Mayflower II but I would not go out of my way to see it.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's a rock..in a pit....surrounded by columns and covered.....BUT..the symbol of New World freedom. Dress warm on chilly days as it is right on the beach, Plymouth Harbor.

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New Jersey
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

you just have to see it. It is purely a symbol. The story of the rock is interesting too. It will take onlyabout 5 minutes to visit but there are lovely stores, retaurants and museums to visit too.

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hawaii
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41 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is just a hole in the ground. Though the sides have been built up in an impressive pavilion, the rock is now at the bottom of a pit that is now littered with rubbish. Not sure this was the best that could be done for this piece of history.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I spent a beautiful spring day in Plymouth, and they have a really nice strip of little parks right along the waterfront. The Mayflower is there, docks, boats, shops, some museum and the like. Almost all the way to one end, enshrined in a impressive looking monument sits Plymouth rock, or at least what's left of it. It was kind... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A trip to historic Plymouth Rock in "America's Hometown" is all the more exciting when timed to match the date, September 12, 2015 and every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day. The Boys & Girls Club's 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon conclude on the historic waterfront near Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. Some of Plymouth's best restaurants... More 

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Dominica
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We need to rename Plymouth Rock the Plymouth Pebble. Its size is underwhelming and the fact that you cannot even get close to it is sad. You have to crowd around a fence under a little collonade building just to see it. I have a hard time understanding why the settlers would choose such an underwhelming rock. Its not like... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It was interesting and we appreciated the presence of a knowledgeable guide/park ranger. It was a little disappointing because we visited in the off season so we didn't get to connect this historic landmark with the museums because they were closed.

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a ridiculous tourist site of no real historical significance. Its a pretty location but its a rock.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stopped to look at a rock. Do you really believe that Myles Standish actually took note of the specific rock he first stepped on?

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