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Address: 560 Graniteville Road, Barre, VT 05654
Phone Number: 877-870-9057
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Activities: Shopping, Group tours/bus tour, Walking
Description: The world's largest quarry.

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A "must-see" if you're in the area!

The one “terrible” review for this attraction says that “The movie spends about 30 seconds on the history of the quarry then tries to sell you headstones”; clearly this person did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut

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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The one “terrible” review for this attraction says that “The movie spends about 30 seconds on the history of the quarry then tries to sell you headstones”; clearly this person did not take the quarry tour. Be sure to take the quarry tour! Our guide was incredibly well informed and we learned so much. We were at the quarry as... More 

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Brampton, Ontario
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137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had read the reviews for this attraction and we decided to visit it. We were staying about 30 miles away from it. It was easy to find. You can walk around and see some of the works as well as the granite bowling alley which is a little hidden. You can also go into the factory where you see... More 

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Historically significant to the area and to Vermont. Italian stonemasons came here in the 1800s and plied their art. The tour is interesting and well worth the time and few bucks it costs. Kids won't see anything like this elsewhere. I've visited many times.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been driving to VT for 20 years and never stopped until this year! The tour was very informative and being able to walk through the plant and see all the artists working with the granite to create monuments, etc was very cool! They have a great little gift shop and the sandblasting activity for the kids is awesome. This is... More 

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On the guided tour they drive you up to the near top of worlds largest active quarry. The view is breath taking! 3 different pools of water, all very different hues of blue! Tour guide nathanial was really cool and knowledgeable. Only regret was we couldnt stay up there and look around longer! I hate most heights, but this one... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very interesting place. There are two tours, and you should do both. First, you pay for a tour of the quarry, where they take you on a bus. This was fascinating, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Then there is a free self-guided tour of the factory where they turn the quarried rock into actually monuments. All this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went on a tour here first thing in the morning with 2 friends, we were the only ones on the tour on this cold day, but the people in the gift shop and the tour guide was so knowledgeable that I learned so much!!! Even got to see them raise a 5,000 lb. block of granite out of the quarry!!!

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Milford, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took our three kids to the quarry on our way to New Hampshire from Burlington, VT. It was a fantastic stop and was very informative. There is a granite bowling lane and the kids took turns bowling as well as an informative video that shared the story of the quarry. Worth the stop!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Johan is an excellent tour guide and watching operations at the beautiful quarry was fascinating; wish we could have spent longer. Better even than I'd hoped and WELL worth doing.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We did both the quarry and factory tours. The tour guide was excellent, providing both history and current processes. The factory was not working during their annual 2 weeks in July maintenance shutdown, but the lights were on so we could still see the facility. Our tour guide gave us an extra briefing on how the factory worked during his... More 

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