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Providence River

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Address: Providence, RI
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River running by Providence's popular Waterplace Park and Riverwalk.

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Great Walk Back from Dinner

I enjoyed walking along the river in the evening when coming back from dinner. The town lights torches along the river which gives the water an even more special reflection on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Albany, NY
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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I enjoyed walking along the river in the evening when coming back from dinner. The town lights torches along the river which gives the water an even more special reflection on a clear evening.

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Fellsmere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

On the way out to dinner and back I decided that my route should take me along the river. With all the buildings lighting up the night sky it was quite spectacular.

Thank Chrisbraxx
Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have traveled by gondola on it and walked the riverwalk. We've sat on the side of it and eaten above it. It is accessible and much more so than other cities and other rivers. A visit to Providence is not complete without homage to the vitality of the Providence River

Thank NellieNyack_NY
San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Providence River is really great when they light it on fire! Don't miss Waterfire! It's great in the Summer, but even better in the Fall, when the weather is chilly and the fires are hot!

Thank Robert E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the Providence River has gotten not only national news but now International as well. Other countries have asked for help to make their locations as good as this one is. The difference is things like Waterfire which brings thousands of visitors to events along the river edge. with Waterfire,music,vendors and seating along with boat rides you get a full package... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Providence River runs from Narragansett Bay into downtown Providence where it splits into the Moshassuk and Woonasquuatucket rivers. The waterfront area sports walking trails grassy areas and restaurants. The Fox Point area in particular has some busy after work drinking and eating establishments. However closer to downtown where the 2 rivers combine, is where they stage Providence Waterfire in... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Waterfire is really cool. The river has steel baskets spaced along its length, which are filled with wood, and set ablaze at night on the weekends (not sure of the schedule). Grab a reservation at a restaurant along the shore, and have a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Waterfire adorned River Providence truly shone in its brilliance. The boat ride that took us by the fire lit necklace of the water was truly an amazing experience.

Thank Monalisa C
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this is a gem in the middle of the city. Waterfire is enchanting with great energy, music and some food. Toilet facilities are a bit hard to find. Good evening for young and old alike.

Thank mackeyjack
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Providence hosts some very fine world important colleges and universities. As a parent of a student, I often come to Providence. I wonder why the river smells so dirty. Your city celebrates Waterfire events, centering tourism dollars around your river. As a native of Boston and New York City, I offer that our rivers do not smell. Providence and Rhode... More 

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