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Prospect Terrace

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Address: Congdon St. and Cushing St., Providence, RI 02906
Phone Number: 635546745

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The Iconic Park of Providence

Every picture of Providence should begin with the view of the city from this park. First, it's free, and that is always a great price to pay for access to a well kept park in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Every picture of Providence should begin with the view of the city from this park. First, it's free, and that is always a great price to pay for access to a well kept park in a decent section of town with a view. Second, the view. Given that is on top of a hill and Providence is at the bottom... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small park with a large statue of Roger Williams (see my review of Roger Williams Park) you can get an unparalleled view of the entire city of Providence, with an unobstructed view of the State House (see my review). Don't go over the retaining fence, as you will never stop rolling, so steep is college hill, so-called for it's... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I'm not fully aware of the area but I'm assuming this refers to the park on Congdon Street in Providence, RI. It's a very tiny park(well it has to be to fit in Rhode Island, right?) but the view of the city is incredible. The lights are gorgeous and I plan to return to take more pictures of them. It's... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Try and time your visit just before sunset. In the summer, the leaves block the view. As the leaves drop the view emerges more fully. The weather is not as nice, but the view gets better and the temps get colder.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There isn't really anything to do here in this little park spot, but it gives you a great view overlooking downtown Providence. Safe place to walk at night. Not well lit, but never a problem. Parking on street is usually easy to come by.

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I walked hear while touring Benefit Street in order to see the nice view of Providence. While you can't touch the statue as it is surrounded by a fence you have nice photo opportunities and can see the entire Providence downtown with a nice view of the State House from a distance. This location is quite hilly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A hike up the steep Congdon Street is well worth the effort to visit Prospect Terrace. It's a small but tranquil park that offers stunning views of downtown Providence. The park is usually dotted with people walking their dogs and students from Brown and RISD. It's best to visit at twilight when you can see the city cast in a... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Family place. Nice view, well preserved, calm and nature. Nice place to a romantic walk. Also for a family picnic or dog walk.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is my favorite place in Providence. It is especially beautiful in the Fall, on a sunny day. It is also magic at dark, when the lights come up and the city looks very different from above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I used to go here with my friends and hang out back in my college days. I loved going here and still do when I visit RI. It's a beautiful place with a beautiful view of the city. It's very relaxing. You must visit it at least once to see the sunset.

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