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“Intriguingly understated given its status”
Review of Lexington Green

Lexington Green
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US$1,200.00*
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Historical Day Trip from Boston in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: Site of the first battle between the Minutemen and the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War.
Shropshire England
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Intriguingly understated given its status”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Very much a location in which both beauty and 'satisfaction' will be in the eyes and the mind of the beholder. Must admit, even though I love history, and enjoy visiting Boston and its myriad small towns and villages, seeing Lexington's famous green was rather a letdown. I didn't expect an OTT Disney-style setting, but given its importance to the USA of today, I did expect rather more of a 'visitor experience'. It's a nice enough place to stroll across, or to sit and think with an ice-cream or a coffee, and the staff at the tiny visitor centre are affable and helpful, but there really is very little to see or do. I'm not saying the parallel is exact, but having been this year to see the Gdansk location where the first shots of WW2 were fired, I found it sombre and moving, but also a worthwhile way to spend two or three hours. Quite honestly though, once the ice-cream has gone and the coffee been drained, you'll find yourself looking to move on. It was intriguing seeing coaches pull up, disgorging shedloads of US visitors, as they all seemed to be looking around for something more. If there was a 'middle' rating between average and VG, I'd use it, but couldn't for the life of me give it a VG.

Visited May 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Pleasant morning stroll”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a small park in the center of town. It is bordered by the Minute Man statue and other memorials. The historic homes and tavern on the surrounding blocks ,date from the Battle of Lexington and have been kept up and restored. I didn't enter any of them due to the early hour I was there, but it was inspiring and moving to walk the grounds ,armed with only a camera and a Starbuck's latte. Great way to start the day.

Visited September 2013
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Humble Piece of Grass, Amazing Place in History”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

So inspiring to standing on this piece of land where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.

Visited August 2013
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Value mainly historical”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

If it wasn't for the historical significance of Lexington Green, it wouldn't rate very high. However the lady in the Visitor's Centre was excellent and spent the time explaining the details of the diorama there to us, and then showed us how to get to Concord along the Minutemen Trail whilst avoiding the Boston peak hour traffic. 5 stars for her!

Visited October 2013
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146 reviews
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“Peaceful place”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

On a beautiful Fall weekday morning, this was so peaceful, not easy to imagine the deaths here over 200 years ago. The Minuteman statue and various memorials made this a place of reflection and a good start to your Lexington-Concord experience.

Visited October 2013
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