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Prospect Terrace

Congdon St. and Cushing St., Providence, RI 02906 (College Hill)
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Ranked #19 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Type: Parks, Lookouts
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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271 reviews 271 reviews
55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were in town for the day and made this part of our visit. The park is located close to Brown U and there was plenty of street parking when we visited, on a Friday morning. The parking was good for 2 hours which was sufficient for the visit, walk around Brown, and lunch. The view is pretty nice you... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I haven't been back to Providence in a few years, but I always head here with my friends to view the city (and possibly have a few brews haha) when I visit. Excellent place to view Providence at its finest. Definitely recommend for a kind of historical tour of the city, although the whole city in itself is pretty historic.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My friend and I first came here at night as it was the meeting place for the ghost tour. We came back during the day and found the park to have a beautiful view of the city. It was a bit weird that the statue faced out towards the city, but I understand the concept of William Rogers looking out... More

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NH
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I found this tiny park and huge statue highly representative of Providence, very contradictory issues of scale in play. As for the views, again, there are issues. Trees blocking the bulk of the view of the city below. Back of the statue is the view from the park. Front of the statue looks to be only visible to some of... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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513 reviews 513 reviews
264 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is the site of the sometimes-maligned statue of Roger Williams overlooking Providence from a high hillside. (I agree that the statue does look a bit stiff and featureless, but its very size makes it impressive.) Since 1939, Williams's remains have rested in a tomb directly below the statue. You probably won't spend much time here, but it's worth a... More

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a really small park but it has a wonderful view of the skyline of Providence. If you are walking around Brown, it's a quick walk up the hill.

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