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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 at all what we expected

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Residents enjoy the surprise when tourists visit this historic landmark. The area is often dark in the evening with teens and the homeless stealing the money thrown inside. Perhaps there should be a ranger at more frequent times.

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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
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

To be honest we drove past this place by an accident during our roadtrip in New England and Canada. We made a short stop to pay tribute to the American history and we were told interesting things absout the place. Unfortunately we didn't have that much of time to stay and discover the area but a short stop by the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Yes. Plymouth Rock is exactly that...a rock. Let's face it...not much you can do to jazz it up. And who would want to? Many tourists are left feeling disappointed, but the pilgrims were plain, tired people. This isn't Vegas. Just take it in and enjoy. So much to enjoy...this is just a small piece...but important to the experience. Don't miss... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nothing much to look at. If you know your history you know it has little value to the American experience. The power of the myth is why people go to see it. There is much more to see and do in Plymouth.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There is a lot to do in the area , although the rock is just fenced in on a beach, they do have tours of the area that are short that include more sites. You can however see so much history for free in plymouth and this is a great stop on the walking tour. I suggest it for older... More 

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