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“Er, what?”
Review of Motif Number 1

Motif Number 1
Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Er, what?”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

If I hadn't read other reviews, I'd probably have missed this completely! I guess this is cute, about a 5 min walk from the intersection of Main St and Bearskin neck... but I wasn't sure what the attraction was... I guess it's quintessential New England coastal town? But I prefer the slight buzz of Bearskin Neck. You can do both. I took pictures just cos it was kinda cute, but otherwise, it's just an empty house that you see from across the water.

About 2 min away from the Motif is a Tourist Information Center- it contains an OK restroom, a water cooler and a map on the wall.

Visited April 2013
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Newbury, Vermont
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Iconic to Rockport”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's the subject of so many paintings, hence the name. Blown down it's been rebuilt and remains a visual reminder of the lobster industry so long a part of the town.

Visited March 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice building. Not sure what's the fuss”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Well, it's a house. With nice surrounding. A photo op. not more. The area though is amazing. So don't expect much of this but as part of the whole experience in rockport heck yeah.

Visited April 2013
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Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
“cute place”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited Motif Number 1 in heavy rain. claimed to be "the most often-painted building in America". Rockport is a very cute small town. Hope to revisit in summer time, to watch the whale and fish the salmon.

Visited December 2012
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Raynham, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Picture perfect New England”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Most beautiful harbor pictures as sun sets illuminating the red of Motif Number 1 building and the fishing boats in port...

Visited March 2013
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