8 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Rhode Island That Will Make You Do A Double Take
While Rhode Island has dozens of
unique attractions across the state, not all of them can be dubbed Rhody roadsides, meaning not all of them are viewable from the road. These curbside attractions are not only super strange, but also quite memorable. Be on the lookout for these 8 roadside attractions in Rhode Island next time you’re driving around the nation’s smallest, but quirkiest state.
1. Big Blue Bug, 1-95
Started as a marketing symbol for a pest control company, the Big Blue Bug has become a state icon. Find this important Rhode Island landmark on I-95 in Providence.
2. Big Milk Can, Route 146
This giant old abandoned milk can stands more than 30 feet tall along Route 146 heading towards Woonsocket. It dates back to the 1930s and has been left unoccupied for as long as most Rhode Islanders can remember.
3. Roof Dragon, Providence
Providence offers several unique attractions that can be seen via drive-by. This large ornate dragon hangs off the roof of a Providence children's museum and can be found on South Street.
4. Gun Totem, Providence
Another curious Providence roadside attraction, this statue was constructed with steel, concrete, and 1000 real handguns. It was designed by artist Boris Bally and the guns were retrieved via a gun buy back initiative.
5. Kodiak Bear, Providence
This life size bear is a little startling if you don't know it's there. As the official mascot, the kodiak bear is viewable on Brown University's campus.
6. Mr. Potato Head, Warren
Not everyone knows that Hasbro's headquarters is located in Rhode Island! That means Little Rhody is the birthplace for fantastic toys like Mr. Potato Head and there are several of these statues scattered across the state. Find this unique one on Route 136 on the Bristol and Warren line.
7. Narragansett Indian Monument, Narragansett
This giant statue was erected to pay tribute to the Narragansett Indians and can be seen at the corner of Route 1A and Strathmore Street.
8. Newport Tower, Newport
Located in Touro Park in Newport is this large and mysterious round stone tower. It is believed to be the remnants of an old windmill, but many historians have suggested it is much older in age than suspected.
Some of these roadside attractions in Rhode Island are just too unique for words. Have you managed to see each one on the list?
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