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Water Place Park and Riverwalk

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Address: Memorial Boulevard, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: +1-401-421-8877
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Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the...

Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the river past Venice inspired bridges or see some wonderful public art, all at this well-designed four-acre park and scenic riverwalk, considered to be the heart of the restoration of Providence's downtown area.

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The best example of urban makeover

I can't believe that Providence was so ugly (the original I-95 and river-blocking roads ruined everything, coupled with the city's previous pure industry background) not so long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It could be better with some clean up. Litter detracts from the experience. But it is certainly a great effort for a city that restructured itself to enhance it's downtown. It was a short walk and weather was not on my side. A good activities for families .

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Thank ReddyBro
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I can't believe that Providence was so ugly (the original I-95 and river-blocking roads ruined everything, coupled with the city's previous pure industry background) not so long ago and now...everyone here likes to take a walk by the beautiful riverwalk from time to time

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Thank LHAMFFFH
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Of course you have to dress for the weather. And it's always better when there is no crowd. But it's a great place to view downtown, and if you don't examine the water too closely, it's very nice. Providence needs to take better care of it, but it's fine as is.

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Thank Sivolamae
Vancouver, Washington
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

The Water Place River walk is a lovely, family friendly place for a stroll. Unfortunately for us, it was November and cold and windy. We hear the fire on the water event is incredible, hope to make it back someday.

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Thank ALookingbill
Providence, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

So many places to walk around and find a place to perch yourself. Take a book, a camera or just sit and take in the sun.

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Thank MarySS1973
Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

On any day a walk along the Waterfront is a great idea! Watch the history of the city come alive as you stroll along enjoying the beauty of the Capital City of Rhode Island!

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Thank Astetson
Fresno, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

During the summer they light fires on the water. It is very pretty and a good place to take an evening stroll.

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Thank BostonLvr
Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a family event and our group took the boat ride on the river. Finding the basin location to find our boat was a bit stressful because we were unfamiliar with the area, but once we got onboard, all of that stress disappeared! It was a cool night, but we enjoyed every minute! Simply beautiful to... More 

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Fellsmere, Florida
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was pretty hot the few days I visited so I found it unpleasant walking around anyway, but I was surprised and disappointed at the litter that was scattered around, not what I was expecting.

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Thank Chrisbraxx
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a cute area in town if you are looking to go for a quick walk. We enjoyed visiting and it was relaxing .

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