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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 2 days ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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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Thank KTV512
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rock in a big hole in the ground on the beach. So now I can say I saw it. That seemed to be the reaction of everyone near us as well.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't even bother unless you want to brag to someone that you saw it. It is located in monument type of building and you look down between the bars and there's this little tiny rock. It might be pretty when the tide comes in a bit, I don't know, but there was a lot of trash around it when the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through from Cape cod to Boston, we did a quick stop at Plymouth. In January, site are limited and this is one available outdoor , by the coast and free. With free parking next to it. The monument covers the rock which is located at center of monument sea level with 1620 inscription. Must see at this historical... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock is very small, but is symbolic of a big moment in our history. The Mayflower replica is anchored close by, and there are plaques, statues, reenactments, and souvenir shops to make this a full and interesting visit.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history is pretty interesting, but it's still just a rock. If you are going to see Mayflower II, you should definitely walk over and check it out!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally random rock, not even acknowledged until 100 odd years after the actual arrival of the pilgrims, but free to see and close to the Mayflower and some great places to eat so you might as well, just to tick the box really.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rock (boulder) itself is about the size of a bathtub. The history of what happened here is amazing. WE actually visited on Thanksgiving day 2016. If you are into history and in the area good visit. Highly recommend the museum also. The museum is a short 5 minute drive away.

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