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Roger Williams Park

Address: Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Phone Number: 401 785 9450
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Ranked #9 of 69 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Campinas, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I used to live 2 blocks away and it is a place for long walks near by the lake. During the fall season the colors will take your breath away.

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Seattle, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This a huge sprawling park with things to do for the whole family. We came in the winter, so many of the attractions (e.g. Carousel) were closed. There is a large playground for kids, the zoo, lots of walking trails.

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The first Saturday in December, Master Gardeners hold a community event at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Coming into the greenhouse feels so delightful. The place is decorated with a botanical holiday display. Food, music, botanical demonstrations, children's crafts and the most fabulous wreaths for sale all for the price of a canned good. A wonderful respite from the... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Excellent zoo, swan boats, carousel, excellent small victorian era museum with a planetarium, botanical center has wonderful events. For a city park, it leaves Boston in the shadows.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What an awful night to go to the zoo! Sideways rain and wind from a nor'easter made our evening unique. No crowds. Time to look at all the displays without being rushed. (Except for the wind trying to hurry us along). Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Thanks for being open. Recommend to all ages.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went after dinner on Thayer one night and the views were stunning. Great little spot for a future picnic!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful park with lots to do. Great zoo, carousel, Japanese Garden and other attractions. Feed the ducks, walk the roads, ice skate the pond, fly a kite, have a picnic and just relax on the grass. Nice for all ages. Check out the Pumpkin spectacular in October! Expensive but worth it.

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This little park is on a hill and overlooks the city, giving great perspective to the area below. The street running along the edge is filled with beautiful Victorian homes. I think it would make a great place for a picnic on a warm, sunny day, in the middle of the busy city.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not crowded at all. Great variety of animals. Clean zoo. Easy to walk around. It is a shame that, I think, the admission price is somewhat high. It prevents many inner city community residents from attending.

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fall river, massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

THis is our go to place when we want a picnic and relaxing afternoon. In the middle of a neighbor hood and when you turn into the park you are in another world

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