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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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Timeless tree-lined haven.

I've seen the leaves change there for over 60 years....however, the view along the walkways, bridges and vantage points all have a sweet beauty that never changes. It's perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MarySS1973
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen the leaves change there for over 60 years....however, the view along the walkways, bridges and vantage points all have a sweet beauty that never changes. It's perfect for walkers and lovely spots to daydream on a blanket. Large enough to escape the noise of the roads surrounding the park, but it feels like it belongs to you alone... More 

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Thank MarySS1973
key west, United States
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This park is really great. My parents took me here when I was young. I always took my kids here when they were young. Lots to see and do.

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Thank William A C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Just a beautiful park to visit! Has the historic feel to it for sure! There's a beautiful indoor carousel as well, along with bridges and beautiful lakes. A must go to for sure!

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Thank Em C
Boston
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We spent the afternoon in the park by chance, enjoying a beautiful autumn day before the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular that evening. From the Boston area, I had never been down to Providence to this park. Big mistake. It is a gem of Victorian Era layout, with lovely carriage paths turned roadways, and many of the requisite educational attractions: zoo, museum, botanical... More 

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Thank Susan D
Durham
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

lots of hiking trails, SWAN BOATS!!!, carousel, zoo, music venue.....did I mention LOTS of hiking trails. Great place to relax or exercise.

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Thank SherlockMiles
Providence, Rhode Island
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118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great place to explore and find a peaceful respite. I found many historic markers and statues in the park. With a zoo, carousel, botanical gardens, and swan boots, you are sure to have a fun day. Zoo is free to Providence residents on first Saturday of each month.

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Thank redrider52
Norfolk, VA
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a very unique park that allows you to drive from attraction to attraction. It has a zoo, a botanical garden, carousel village, and more. On my visit I only had time for these 3. I could have spent more time at each one as this was an amazing park with something for everyone. Very close to the airport.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My husband and I went to visit the botanical gardens but it was quite hot that dayand it had been very dry . I will definitely visit in the spring next year. The overall park is great, they have a carousel that you can ride for 2.00 and a small train that is adorable as well as swan paddle boats.... More 

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Margate, Florida
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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

my daughter has A season pass so we go there often. It's clean, fun and lots for the kids to do as well as see. Plenty of places to dine or bring your own and picnic. Plenty of benches, Tables and restrooms. Great place

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Thank thekeysfans
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Spent several really peaceful hours here on a very hot, 90+, Labor Day - with my wife's 97 y.o. Mother. Peaceful, tranquil, plenty of comfortable, well-maintained benches under shading trees along the waterway adjacent to the swan boat pond. We've been here in years past with our children when tey were young, and it seemed to be going downhill. I... More 

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