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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Probably one of the best parks in the country.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Campinas, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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 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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