Rhode Island Attractions May 09, 2017
Here Is The Best Attraction In Each City In Rhode Island
Explaining just how small Little Rhody really is to an out-of-stater is no simple task. Simply stating that we only have 8 official cities total within our 39 incorporated municipalities is a helpful fact to shout out when struggling to offer perspective. Though we only have a fraction of the cities that bigger states do, we make up for our small size with great offerings! Here is the best attraction found in each city by alphabetical city order.
1. Cogswell Tower, Central Falls
Found on Washington Street in Central Falls is Jenks Park, the small city's only large park. Within the park is Cogswell Tower, an 18 foot tower constructed in 1904 that has become a symbol of the city.
2. Governor Sprague Mansion, Cranston
This place is like taking back in time and you'll love the charming surroundings. Check it out at least once.
3. Crescent Park, East Providence
Crescent Park is a gorgeous park found at 700 Bullocks Point Ave. The land was used as an amusement park and still contains the Loof Carousel, a national historic site and stunning example of early wooden carousels.
4. Newport Cliff Walk and Mansions, Newport
The Newport Cliff Walk became a designated national recreation trail in 1975. The 3.5 mile scenic path runs along Narragansett Bay and culminates in stunning Gilded Age mansions perfect for touring through the Newport Preservation Society. Find it near Bellevue Avenue.
5. Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket
Slater Mills is a series of textile mills that were essential to the Industrial Revolution. They offer guided history tours as well as ghost tours that are both educational and memorable. Find it at 67 Roosevelt Avenue.
6. Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Whether you want to spend your next outdoor day on a paddle boat in one of the park's lakes, picnicking in a lovely field, or discovering rare animals, Roger Williams Park Zoo has it all, and then some. You can visit Roger Williams Park Zoo at 1000 Elmwood Avenue in Providence.
7. Pawtuxet Village, Warwick
Pawtuxet Village is found within both the cities of Warwick and Cranston where the Pawtuxet River flows into the Providence River and Narragansett Bay. The center of the village features wonderful cafes, restaurants, small shops, ice cream parlors, and so much more!
8. Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket
The sprawling city of Woonsocket is a perfect example of an urban mill town. Huge abandoned mills stand as a reminder for the thriving textile industry that once soared in the region. The Museum of Work and Culture found at 42 South Main Street provides wonderful exhibits and information on this era in our nation's past.
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