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Address: Commercial Row at Hidgh St., Truckee, CA
Phone Number: 530-587-2757
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This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.

This 17-ton geological anomaly was considered sacred by the Washoe people.

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An odd thing

Sort of an oddity. I didn't intend to go there, but saw the tower and decided to check it out. The huge granite boulder no longer rocks and has asphalt all around the base... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Sort of an oddity. I didn't intend to go there, but saw the tower and decided to check it out. The huge granite boulder no longer rocks and has asphalt all around the base. There is a smaller rock on top and a tower over it all. A steep set of metal stairs get you up there. Just really odd.... More 

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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a huge granite boulder perched on top of an enormous granite rock. The boulder is about 6ft in diameter. At one time, you could push it with 1 finger and it would rock back and forth. It has been cemented in place, probably for safety reasons. It perches upon a granite boulder that must be 15-18ft high. You... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

It's unique and left over from a prehistoric glacier. Doesn't rock anymore though. You can see this from the highway and if your ready for a break go for it.

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Truckee, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a monument located on the grounds of the old VEts' Hall on a hill overlooking Old Truckee. There's not much to see, wouldn't be worth the trip in my opinion.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The pigeons really like it in here. So watch your head when you go to see it. It didn't really make the trip. we could have passed on seeing it..

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Roaming Endlessly
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We will definitely admit that this is a unique chunk of history, but it's really not terribly exciting. The stone stopped rocking some time ago, and now the entire base is surrounded by asphalt. If you have some time to kill, stop and check it off the list, but I definitely would not make a special trip out of the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

You can spot the tower and rocking stone from Highway 80. Yes, there's a gigantic granite boulder sitting atop of another giant bounder enclosed by a huge gazebo. It's really a unique sight and a leftover from a prehistoric glacier moving through the sierras moving boulders and carving up mountains. We've been there several times, most recently with our granddaughter,... More 

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