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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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Smaller than I expected and you can't touch it...

I was a little surprised and disappointed that the rock was so small and that there is a structure around it. Do they think someone would take it? You have to value what the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Connie H
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calera, al
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calera, al
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was a little surprised and disappointed that the rock was so small and that there is a structure around it. Do they think someone would take it? You have to value what the rock represents. The location is beautiful, and there are lots of nice shops nearby.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First time my family and I saw this it was still just a rock out in the open and it was disappointing. Second time we looked at it only because they now have this massive enclosure around this now little rock. Thought there would be more to the significance of putting up this structure to house a little piece of... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Plymouth Rock is on the Plymouth waterfront and it it wasn't for the pavilion around it, one would clearly miss it. Even with the pavilion, tourists often ask, where to find this rock they read so much about in their tour guides. During high season, there will be tourist guides, who will explain about Plymouth history and the rock, but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I am a local to the area and even from a tourist perspective the Plymouth waterfront is subpar. This is a meaningless rock. Enough said.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

After speaking with a few locals, it appears everyone that visits Plymouth has the same opinion. Is that all there is? I guess everyone comes here to see something like the Rock of Gibraltar and instead find a small boulder that looks like it could be in someone front yard rock garden. The town is worth seeing and spending some... More 

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davenport iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Plymouth rock sits on the bay, parking can be a bit of a sticky issue. It's really neat to see the rock and there the Mayflower II sits in the background. THere are some fantastic seafood restaurants right on the water with tasty, fresh seafood pulled from the water. Like most Cape towns, there are lots of cute little gift... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Plymouth Rock is historical. everyone should see it. Fun things to do downtown and a beautiful view of the bay

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Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It may not be exciting to some looking at a big rock but it is an experience to remember. The rock sits right in front of the harbor. The harbor is beautiful. There is a walkway along the coastline and right down to the Mayflower II. There are plenty of things within walking distance. It is even a great place... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Please realize this is symbolic of the act of landing in plymouth and that this is not the actual rock. It is still located right next to the Mayflower and the scallop boat they used to come ashore from then Clark's island. It is all part of the journey of a trip to Plymouth and is free. It is pretty... More 

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Halfmoon NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a rock but to think the Pilgrims actually stepped on it is awesome. Especially to think what they endured before and after their arrival to the new world. It's a must when in Plimouth

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