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Address: Plymouth, MA
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Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly...

Now surrounded by protective pillars, this unimposing rock was allegedly the first piece of land touched by the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Weird - even the plaque admits it's not the real thing

Everybody knows about the pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, so if you're in the area you might be tempted to visit the rock and scratch it of your bucket list to which you added... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
kbpneacl
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Arlington, Virginia
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Jurupa Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked over with the tour and came again that night to just watch the ocean. My daughter and I were thinking this is where our ancestors stepped off from the Mayflower. If you go to this attraction just be careful with sunglasses. While we were here one man's sunglasses fell down. When you looked down there were a lot... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others may note, the Plymouth Rock of your childhood memories is a giant boulder, perhaps located on a small cliff or hilltop. Sadly, this is anything but. Although I appreciate that the rock is what it is, it's hard to be excited about visiting this, and hard to recommend people go out of their way to see it for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this is what is supposed to have happened. A square rigged boat carrying the Pilgrims finally reaches the New World after crossing the Atlantic and they step off their boat on to what is now known as Plymouth Rock. Today it is encased in a tomb-like structure that would fit nicely in with Washington, DC's monuments. They trapped the... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From all the hype I thought this was going to be a really big rock where the immigrants came ashore. Apparently over the years it's size has reduced due to people taking chunks for souvenirs. It is now encased to preserve what's left of it.

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Thank Dealseeker18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plymouth Rock is not as big you expect it to be ... but worth seeing. National Park service personnel are usually there with the history. Great view of the harbor, nice place to picnic nearby. Don't miss the National Monument of the Forefathers nearby - the true hidden gem of Plymouth!

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Amelia Island, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK... This is a pebble that couldn't sink a canoe... REALLY... they enshrined this pebble with a coliseum... That is insane... but don't go to PLYMOUTH FOR THE PEBBLE... There are a lot of good eating places around and about

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Total Victorian Era American classic tourist attraction...dont miss it...well worth taking it in and the beautiful park surrounding the area...In order to make this post, there is a 100 character minimum, which is a waste of your time to read, but go see the rock and like Chevy Chase on American vacation...take a breath and sigh and do a lttle... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody knows about the pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, so if you're in the area you might be tempted to visit the rock and scratch it of your bucket list to which you added it 5 minutes before. The Rock is hidden under a giant romaneque structure and really just a rock with a date in it. And hilariously, the... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Plymouth and never tire of seeing Plymouth Rock. The gravity of its true meaning is unfathomable. Imagine those brave souls making it to the beach, stepping on the rock and setting out to create a community with religious freedom! What they accomplished is truly remarkable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I knew when I went that it was just a rock like I have seen in many photos, but I wanted to bring my children as part of their history. Was in Plymouth for a wedding, so we went. Would have been a bit better if the Mayflower would have been there.

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