Rhode Island is a unique and magical little state with so many exciting attractions. The combination of its rich history and creative residents has ensured that some places are simply one of a kind. Here are 10 things you can only find in Rhode Island.
1. Downtown Newport
Amazing one of a kind attractions abound in Newport. From guided tours by Newport Historical Society, to beautiful old buildings, and great local shops and restaurants, Newport is unlike anywhere else.
2. The Newport Mansions
The stunning gilded age mansions found in Newport are each unique in their own way, but one thing they do have in common is extravagance. Tours are given year round through the Newport Preservation Society.
3. International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport
Tennis lovers come from all over the world to visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Wonderful exhibits and beautiful grounds make this a fun experience.
4. Arcade Providence
The historic arcade in Downcity Providence is unlike anywhere else. The beautiful architecture and eclectic array of independently owned stores creates a unique experience.
5. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown
Combine acres of a historic coastal artillery with beautiful seaside cliffs, and you have Fort Wetherill in Jamestown. Add on a lovely park perfect for picnics and soaking in the sun, and this place becomes a wonderful place to visit in Rhode Island.
6. Block Island
Block Island is full of unique Rhode Island experiences. From the Mohegan Bluffs to nature reserves, and lighthouses, there are just too many attractions to list.
7. Providence Athenaeum
This historic member supported library has a dynamic history and has been referenced in a number of classic novels across the ages. It is also famous for being a frequently visited destination of Edgar Allen Poe and poet Sarah Helen Whitman.
8. H.P. Lovecraft Museum, Providence
Horror novelist and Rhode Island born H.P. Lovecraft gained much inspiration for his books based on Providence sites. There are several unique attractions honoring his work and life throughout Rhode Island, but the house museum in his former residence is the most extensive.
9. Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett
Amazing old lighthouses scatter Rhode Island's coast and Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett just might be the most breathtaking. It's also an ideal place for classic Rhody pictures.
10. Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket
The series of historic textile mills at Slater Mill Historic Site allow visitors to experience the Industrial Revolution all over again. Attractions include live reenactments, ghost tours, and a beautiful old dam on the river.
All of these sites are unique to the Ocean State and we’re all happy to have them! Can you think of any other places that are only found in little Rhody?