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“Visit to Plymouth Rock”
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Owner description: Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.
Modesto, California
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“Visit to Plymouth Rock”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I would like to think this is the real rock stepped upon by my ancestors, but I really doubt it. Still it is a nice story.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The area surrounding the rock is beautiful and the history is rich. We went around and did the iPod tour and learned a lot about the area. What I was disappointed with, was the poor state of the rock. This is supposed to be an iconic piece of nature that we had to build a large secure monument due to people stealing pieces of the rock and tagging it with spray paint. It is a shame that because of people 10-15 years ago being rude that we are now shielded from being able to touch the rock or step on it ourselves like the Pilgrims did. Though it was disappointing, the area around it makes up for it.

Visited March 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Cool Historical Site”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stopped by Plymouth Rock on our drive around the Cape. Don't get too excited, it's a lot smaller than I thought but it was still amazing to see. I completely recommend to wait and have the park ranger give his talk at the rock. It was VERY imformative and explains why the rock is the size it is now and why it's located where it is. Also, I think it was worth the cost to get onto the replica of the Mayflower they have there too. It's amazing to think all those people traveled on that size of a ship for so long. The boat is NOT handicap accessible. There is no fee to see the rock but there is to get onto the boat (but I don't think it was very much.) Also some cute tourist shops around the area to visit.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Plimouth Plantation”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

After viewing the remainder of Plymouth Rock, drive up the road and visit Plimouth Plantation to experience the community which was established by settlers to the new land. You will meet "William Brewster", "John and Priscilla Alden", "Miles Standish" and the Pilgrims that sailed on the Mayflower. Docents are in-character and will address you in this manner. If you are a descendant, you must visit to learn more of your genealogy. Here is one of the first places where America began. If you visit, plan to stay at least a week to have an opportunity to visit the many attractions nearby and learn the history.

Visited March 2013
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“That's it?”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

A small boulder with a date carved on it, I expected more somehow. There was lots of litter around as well.

The area is pretty though so it's worth going for the scenery.

Visited January 2013
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