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Prospect Terrace

Address: Congdon St. and Cushing St., Providence, RI 02906 (College Hill)
Phone Number: 635546745
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Ranked #23 of 136 things to do in Providence
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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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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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27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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