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“2 minutes is more than enough”
Review of Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock
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Plymouth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #7 of 70 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.
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
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“2 minutes is more than enough”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nothing much to see but a rock that has1620 etched on it under a mausoleum like edifice. Is that all there is?

Visited November 2013
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“The Rock in not a destination”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The monument surrounding the rock is more impressive that the rock itself. It is however a marker for all the other history. It is a beautiful spot in the harbor and worth a drive to the area. The Plantation and Mayflower are much more interesting.

Visited October 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Not worth going out of your way for”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

There's not much to see here. It's basically just a rock with "1620" engraved on it. However, there are a lot of historic and interesting sites in the area that are worth seeing including the Mayflower replica, William Bradford statue, Burial Hill, etc.

Visited October 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“It's not just about the rock!”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We saw the rock, but it was the town we fell in love with. Was SO awsome to learn about the history and see all the sites there in Plymouth. We enjoyed going onboard the Mayflower, taking a tour of the town and visiting the Indian Village. You simply step back in time in this town. Everyone is so friendly and cordial. I highly recommend this town as a good stop for the whole family.

Visited September 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
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“Plymouth Rock: A Myth Buster”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Don't get your kids too excited about seeing Plymouth Rock as it was in the old paintings from our elementary school history books. Focus on its meaning, origin, and for your teens, make it like a Myth Buster adventure. How much of what they say is true? Is it the actual spot where the Pilgrims landed? What are the facts and what are myths? This adds some interest to an otherwise ordinary historic site. You can even Google these questions in advance in the car on your way there and then assign them as historical detectives! Otherwise, the rock is anticlimactic and kind of blah. A guide told me the port looks completely different than it did in the 1600's. You have to really use your imagination to picture it in its original element. But, hey, aren't most historical landmarks altered from what they were years ago? Go with it and enjoy. It is close to town and the Mayflower II so you can walk by it on your way. It is kind of amusing, though, to see all of these people eagerly taking pictures of...uh...well....a rock.

Visited October 2013
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