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Plymouth Rock

Address: Plymouth, MA
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Ranked #18 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The first thing you’ll notice about Plymouth Rock, if you’re there during the day and paying close attention, is that it's being bombarded by electromagnetic radiation caused by intense nuclear activity in a star about 150 million kilometres away. The nature of the relationship between star and rock is fundamentally uncertain, but they appear to be largely though gently indifferent... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting the 'rock' is a strange experience for it is more about the legend of the founding fathers than a mere location, with a block of stone. We felt an 'atmosphere' conveying the hopes and fears of those who came before us. This icon is always worth a visit when in the vicinity, having good level access, and plenty of... More 

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Pittsburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's nice to see a historic site but Plymouth rock is very underwhelming. It's very small and my son was disappointed. The town of Plymouth is beautiful but the rock is nothing to get excited about.

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Plymouth, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The "Rock" is the most iconic item in US History and the oldest!! It is where our country started!! The fact that it is a "rock" is most appropriate.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went for Thanksgiving and had a nice time. They have a nice dinner buffet, and we felt like we were in 1670. The Mayflower was awesome and so was the buildings and the Indians that were there showing what it was like

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In all fairness I have been taking friends and relatives to Plymouth MA for years as part of a history lesson of the area and this is a spot that I feel is overrated. In relation to the size of the monument the so-called rock is small. Just saying as I am sure not with just my kids and others... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you see the Mayflower, you will be underwhelmed, UNTIL you go inside and realize just how many people made that journey. The guide was top notch and lived for that ship and knew all of its history.

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philadelphia area
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277 reviews 277 reviews
128 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I remember being really disappointed as a child at seeing this rock. For one, there's no way a ship would land on it...not even a dingy. I'm not sure what publicity guy decided to carve the date very carefully and neatly into a medium sized rock (obviously not with crude tools in haste after sailing for 2 months). We passed... More 

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Walpole, MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's a rock - a historic rock, granted, but it's a rock. I recommend making a stop here to check it out, even though there's debate about it authenticity. It's cool in it's own way, even if the rock is more symbolic than anything else, It's under an interesting structure; you have to go in and look down to see... More 

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Oakville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Rock was something to see in a surrounded low area to look at and take a picture if you wanted to. I guess it was the original rock from the Pilgrims back in 1620. Quite interesting to see!

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