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Roger Williams Park

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Address: Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Phone Number: 401 785 9450
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Always a surprise!

Whether you go to ride in a swan boat, walk among beautiful gardens, visit the zoo or hop a ride on the carousel, you can always find something interesting at the park. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Nyack, NY
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Nyack, NY
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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Whether you go to ride in a swan boat, walk among beautiful gardens, visit the zoo or hop a ride on the carousel, you can always find something interesting at the park. What a treasure for the people of Rhode Island. Our Zoo Membership got the whole family including grandparents into acres of interest and fun. The elephants were bathed... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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161 reviews 161 reviews
121 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The park was bigger than I realized, which was good. Lots of places to get out and relax. Plenty of parking. Beautiful flowers and trees in bloom. The Japanese Gardens with the bridges was my favorite area. It was very relaxing. I enjoyed watching the geese and other wild birds wander and fly about. This is also a good place... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice area for kids and families, nice places for those seeking quiet and nature, nice walks and hikes, pretty ponds, blooming trees and lots of birds.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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325 reviews 325 reviews
186 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This property was originally owned by the Massasoit Indian Nation. Rodger Williams had such a good and fair relationship with them that they insisted on giving him the land. It remained in his family until the death of the last member who willed the property to the city. It has an amazing array of activities for all ages and interests.... More 

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Rhode Island
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Roger Williams Park is a gem. There are seasonal flower gardens, a tropical greenhouse, a top notch zoo, a pond, a carousel, and great clay tennis courts. There is plenty of parking all about the park. There is a fee for the zoo and the tennis courts. Tip: Make sure you secure valuables out of view in your car.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautifully covered by rolling lawns and trees, with a really fine zoo, throwback carousel and pedal boats for rent, this park also features wonderful bronze statuary of American heroes of our golden past, a Natural History museum, and other surprising little gems, such as Betsy Williams House (she was the sister of the famous Roger Williams, the founder of the... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hidden jewel in center of urban area. Tropical flowers in greenhouse, Van Gogh like perennial gardens, unusual tree and bush specimens. Many events planned during year, such as photography contest, fairy festival, and live music concerts. Admission only $3.00. Open 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. Inexpensive, relaxing family outing. A "don't miss"!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I love coming to the Botanical Center to immerse myself in a warm tropical environment surrounded by GREEN! As a plant nerd, my favorite area is the carnivorous bog, the edible forest garden and community garden and the outdoor gardens which bloom all spring through summer. My niece loves to run around indoors during the winter and look for the... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Roger Williams Park has always been sort to speak my roots... Growing up in RI.... I visited the Park at least once a week as a child ...Then the perfect theme for my Wedding pictures and then a place for my children to play & For Their Wedding pictures now taking my grand-children...A lot of History here.....

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This park and huge and there is something for everyone. There is a zoo, a playground and if you enjoy walking there are plenty of trails. This park is beautiful year-round and makes for a great day trip. The zoo offers programs for the younger crowd if they are interested in animals and wildlife.

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