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Riverfront Plaza

River Street, Between Abercorn and Barnard Streets, Savannah, GA
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Ranked #69 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: This nine-block pedestrian plaza is located on the former grounds of the city's cotton exchange.
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Rushville, Illinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice restored riverfront. Typical tourist stores, but also some neat shops and places to eat. A lot of history in the architecture and great to see the ships go by while walking or relaxing along the riverfront.

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Dothan, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I and our 4 young adult children visited for the day. We stayed for about 30 minutes. It was dirty, crowded, and full of junk souvenirs. People are not friendly. If I ever come back here I will do a lot more research to find something worthwhile to see and do!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great waterfront with excellent restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, and bars. Beware, the waterfront street is cobblestone. I would not recommend high heel shoes. Some of the stairs going down to the waterfront are steep, but there are elevators available in some of the hotels.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm from Charleston, SC so riverfront/ waterfront parks are nothing new to me, yet this was still a beautiful place to walk around for a bit. There are tons of places to grab something to drink and if you make it down there in time you'll be sure to see a beautiful sunset. We watched a large container ship pull... More

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is so pretty! My son loved to watch the ships and boats over the river. We walked part of it since it's long and he wasn't in a stroller. The shops are so pretty and the people was amazing (except for a non child friendly person that attended us at the visitors center) The street looks son pretty... More

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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Worth a stroll, but shops are a bit pricey and many sell the same touristy items. A few decent restaurants, but other felt like tourist traps and weren't great. I wouldn't make it priority, but stroll through if you have time.

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Hialeah Gardens, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The riverfront is chalk full of history!...every shop or restaurant occupies space in the old cotton warehouses. The walls and the cobblestone streets have been there for over 100 years. Before you shop or eat just take in where you are. Enjoy the the scenery. I'm going back!

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We arrived in Savannah late afternoon so we unpacked and headed down to Riverfront Plaza early evening. I have two children so we figured we could find a nice place to eat dinner. I was surprised by all adults that were under the influence at 7ish. We decided to move away from the Riverfront after walking a couple blocks and... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There is a nice candy shop and some quaint shops. You can get this done in an hour but it's a nice setting and a fun place for awhile.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are better places to go in Savannah. The Riverfront Plaza is a tourist trap with panhandlers, grifters and scammers. The history and architecture could be interesting, but the tackiness of the shops detract from it. While there, we were approached for money and for the "use" of our cell phone. If shopping is what you are seeking, we would... More

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