Nestled along the Blackstone River, Central Falls in Rhode Island is known for a few things. It’s widely regarded as the smallest city in the United States, measuring 1.29 square miles and boasting a population of just under 23,000 residents. The charming city has earned props as one of America’s most walkable cities, and it’s Viola Davis’s hometown. Now that you know there’s so much to see and explore in this city, read on to learn about things to do in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

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Have you been to Viola Davis’s hometown in Rhode Island? If so, what did you think? Feel free to share your experience in the following comments section.

After discovering all the things to do in Central Falls, Rhode Island, how about visiting more charming towns in the state? For ideas of where to go, take a look at these best small towns in Rhode Island. Turn your visit to Central Falls into a weekend getaway by booking a Vrbo.

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What are some of the best charming small towns in Rhode Island? 

Aside from visiting and taking advantage of the things to do in Central Falls, check out these best small towns in Rhode Island too.

  • Exeter: You'll have access to hiking trails, a wildlife refuge, and some haunted sites when you visit this small town in Rhode Island.
  • Westerly: Enjoy beaches, water sports, and plenty of dining options when you visit this charming town that's only 40 miles away from Newport.
  • Bristol: Take in views of Narragansett Bay and visit sites like the Blithewold Mansion and Bristol Art Museum when you spend the day in this small historic town.
  • Charlestown: Along with its stunning beaches, go vintage shopping and explore Burlingame State Park when you visit this small town.

 

Who are some celebrities with ties to Rhode Island? 

Aside from learning about Viola Davis's hometown, check out the following list of celebrities from Rhode Island.

  • Meredith Vieira: The seasoned talk show host was born in Providence.
  • James Woods: The award-winning actor grew up in Warwick and attended the local high school.
  • Debra Messing: The popular actress moved to East Greenwich with her family when she was three.
  • Will Blackmon: The accomplished athlete was born in Providence and played football for teams such as The Green Bay Packers, The New York Giants, and The Seattle Seahawks.