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“Park and walk” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock
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$625.20*
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Private Day Trip From Boston to Plimoth Plantation
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Plymouth
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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.
Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Park and walk”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

You won't find much parking here. Avoid holidays and weekends. We went on Columbus Day and it was crowded. Now for the actual attraction ... It's a disappointment. Read the other reviews. I wish I had before venturing off our original plan. Total waste of time.

Visited October 2013
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Columbus
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124 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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“Just a Cracked Rock”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

First of all, the rock is cracked from being moved at least twice in the 100 years or so. Second, it is housed in a Greek Temple sort of environment that casts a shadow on the rock making it difficult to get a good picture unless you have a DSLR and know how to use it. Third, the rock has a date engraved on it that I am sure was not put there by the Pilgrims who probably never saw this rock in the first place. The only redeeming part of the whole rock experience is that it is free to see and you can stay as long as you want to gaze at it. The rest of the town is a tourist trap and most of the sights are ticketed to enter, e.g., the Mayflower II. Save some money and buy a combo ticket to see the Mayflower and the Pilgrim Plantation.

Visited October 2013
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Washington
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70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It is really just a rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

I don't know what I expected but at the end of the day, it is a rock that has been moved around a lot. The building it is in, is interesting. Very formal feeling. You cannot touch the rock and at certain times of day, it is tough to even take a picture.

There is a ton of history in this town and the rock is a very small portion of what you should see and do.

Visited September 2013
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Really?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

They have this great temple surrounding a rock, that may or may not have some link to the Pilgrims. The story of Pilgrim Rock came years later. It has been moved over the years. It has been broken in two. It may have never seen a pilgrim. It was hokey at best. One the plus side, it is free and you have to see it!

Visited September 2013
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Cheshire
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152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Not even necessarily where the pilgrims landed, the rock has been moved about and reduced in size to little more than an unremarkable stone within a fenced-off portico. Best visited for its symbolic value.

Visited October 2013
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