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National Monument to the Forefathers

Allerton Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Clawson, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The monument is impressive, being some 81 feet tall. Being a Tilley it was nice to see their name son one of the panels.

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Boston, Ma
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The size of the monument catches you by surprise. If you haven't read much about it before you drive/walk up - be prepared to be amazed. The Monument is away from downtown and doesn't get the foot traffic the Mayflower does. Be sure to find the Monument and spend some quiet time there. You'll be glad you did.

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Ventura, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unless you're told about this monument, you probably wone't find it. It's on a hill top in a residential area, with just a few signs directing you to it. It's a solid piece of granite, nearly ninety feet high, executed in the mid-nineteenth century. Spend twenty minutes reading all of the inscriptions on the pedestal, you'll be moved!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This monument is more important than many people typically recognize. It is thought to be the world's largest solid granite monument, and is the third-tallest statue in the United States. In 2012, Kirk Cameron released the movie Monumental which features the monument and Cameron's interpretation of its history and the values of those it commemorates.

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Miami, Florida
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72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Impressive granite statute. An excellent photo opt. This is a nice tribute to our founding fathers. We took our pics from the car.

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Topeka, Kansas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were surprised to find a very heavy Greek and Roman influence in this monument. The reliefs on the four corners are very well done.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a beautiful munument and I just love taking our bus group there. Our group took lots of pictures and I think it's a honor to the strength of women. You need a little longer to read all the monument said and to enjoy the beautiful architect.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are in Plymouth this is worth the stop. No charge for admission to see this wonderful monument. It is located in a residential neighborhood and a little off the main road. Plenty of free parking on site.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Founding father (and mother) symbolism and wisdom ooze from this monument. Go with a tour that will decode the metaphors.

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing Monument. Tourists and locals alike should go see this. The amount of work that went into it is unbelievable. It is a beautiful work of art, and a great piece of history

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