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Providence River

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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

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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!

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RHODE ISLAND
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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.

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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.

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The river crosses downtown Providence. It's one of the nicest things about this city. Architecture is also very interesting. Check the area around the campus.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There are more swans, ducks and even an egret returning to the waterways here in downtown Providence. The increasing parkland on the sides of the Providence River are making it more eco friendly for the ducks and waterfowl, as well as us 2 legged creatures. There are a number of spots you can go, to come across the Providence river... More 

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