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Address: Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
Phone Number: 401 598 2805
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Description: A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will...
A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The Culinary Arts Museum is truly one of the premiere institutions dedicated to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries.
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Really fun and interactive museum.. Lots of different things to see and learn about. Great family outing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Providence
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really fun and interactive museum.. Lots of different things to see and learn about. Great family outing.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A good way to spend an hour or so viewing artifacts and reading about the world of cooking. I enjoyed seeing the old appliances and reading about food preparation through the ages. Kids would probably like this venue as it's not too large and there are areas where they can play. The museum is a short distance from the downtown... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

And if you don't cook, it means that you eat out. Which brings you to the heart of the exhibit, the diner. It visually pops. Make sure to see the sign by the kids play area which translates diner slang into English. Easily missed but neat. The diner display is amazing, but so are the other areas, including the "camping... More 

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Nyack, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Walk into the past with a wonderful exhibit of diners in America. Photos and menus as well as a full scale diner provide the visitor with a glimpse of the not so distant past. Antique kitchen implements, stoves and even a tavern room draw the visitor into an exciting culinary tour. My only negative comment is that newer displays are... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thank you fellow trip advisors for helping us find this amazing museum. It offers a world class, eclectic collection of all manner of food related memorabilia. The exhibit on diners alone is worth the trip. But there are also artifacts centuries old from Egypt and China as well as full scale recreations of an 18th century tavern, soda fountain and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent! Traveling with two seniors, two adults, two teens. Some how this ended up the highlight of our trip! Seriously. Every single one of us loved this place. Hands on stuff for kids, nostalgia for adults. It's great!!! Can't recommend enough.

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My son is attending JWU and gave us a tour through this museum when we visited him on campus. It was a lot of fun; they have different sections of the museum devoted to culinary history. There is also a section with an old-time diner, and displays of student work on cakes, bread and chocolate sculptures.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Something for everyone in this fascinating collection of all things culinary. The display of multi-tiered decorated cakes and sugar sculptures particularly appealed to our teen granddaughter. The exhibit on county fairs with the skee ball game was the attraction for our younger grandson. We all enjoyed the diner area. The menus sparked a discussion about the cost of food. The... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our 2nd visit here & they added a few things that weren't there last time we were there so this is always a good place to visit. I love how the diners are set up & the bakery section is awesome. Great find! Would return here again when I'm in the area.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting and fun museum. A lot of interesting exhibits on different culinary appliances and implements. History of various types of food products. Definitely worth a visit for everyone, not just for cooks.

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