Fodor's Expert Review Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Montpelier Geological Site

Attractions here range from the awe-inspiring (the quarry resembles the Grand Canyon in miniature) to the mildly ghoulish (you can consult a directory of tombstone dealers throughout the country) to the whimsical (an outdoor granite bowling alley). At the crafts center, skilled artisans sculpt monuments and blast stone, while at the quarries themselves, workers who clearly earn their pay cut 25-ton blocks of stone from the sheer 475-foot walls. (You may recognize these walls from a chase scene in the 2009 Star Trek movie.)

Geological Site

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560 Graniteville Rd.
Graniteville, Vermont  05654, USA

802-476–3119

www.rockofages.com

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Rate Includes: Tours $6

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