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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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Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Pretty walk

Walked around and enjoyed the river. Cool stuff going on - from gondolas to bridges to plenty to see along the way. Set below street level, so a great break from busy avenues... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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West Haven, Connecticut
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Utica, New York, United States
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

was a nice walk, good picture spots,memorial was also nice to see,wish we had time to do the gondolas

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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Walked around and enjoyed the river. Cool stuff going on - from gondolas to bridges to plenty to see along the way. Set below street level, so a great break from busy avenues. With fewer crowds on Saturday afternoon, there were some homeless who were making camp, which might deter some.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I used to live a few blocks from here and would go to take my dog for a walk. When Water Fire is not going on it's calm, peaceful, and safe (not always 100% clean, but getting there). It's a real jewel in the city

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the perfect place to walk around down by the River and enjoy the views. We came in the afternoon on the day we knew there was a WaterFire show that night. The area has been revitalized recently and has a lot of interesting views, as well as a wonderful exhibit by the Basin dedicated to the 9/11 attacks.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited for Waterfire in July, a huge crowd, it was beautiful and haunting. Avoid parking on an upper level at the Providence Place Mall, we were in line to leave for 1 hour.

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Carver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

nice place to walk around and check out historic Providence. Make sure to stop by Union Station Brewery while you are there to experience Rhode Islands oldest continually operated brew-pub.

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

well what a great place and it shows if a politician puts the money into taking care of his city what can be done. Now places all over the world are trying to copy this great idea of a park,waterfire,vendors,acts and music is bringing visitors and guests from all over the country and the world to downtown Providence. It is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had read about Waterfire at Water Place Park and was disappointed to learn that the fires would not be lit during our visit. It seems they are lit just two nights a month. But we decided to visit the area during the day to see the canals and The Wall of Hope 9/11 memorial under a bridge. The walls... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My phone's camera roll became cluttered with amazing shots of Providence's Water Place Park and Riverwalk after we got back to our hotel. At the Park, you'll get an amazing shot of the city's skyline and there are many stairways leading up to the streets of Providence in case you get bored. Definitely check out this attraction in the city.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What a great area. Good and safe place to walk, stop for a bite, or bring a picnic and enjoy one of the seating areas.

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