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Roger Williams Park

Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
401 785 9450
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Ranked #12 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Gardens
Traveler Description: Others have said it well: "urban gem," "something for everyone" and "great photo ops" all sum up RWP. There are not too many places where can go to... more »
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New York City
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our whole family enjoyed the zoo - it was very manageable, the animals were abundant and you could get very close to them. A fun, relaxing day.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I presonally would have liked to see more staff interation with the animals. The Butterfly exhibit left me breathless. It is a must not miss if you go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

WE made a weekend in Providence area with Waterfire Saturday night and the zoo the next morning. This was our first visit to Roger Williams, we typically go to Southwick as it is closer to our home base. It was very clean, and paths were shaded. Absolutely loved the giraffe, zebra and elephant habitats. Plenty of viewing space from different... More

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Winchester, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did not go to the zoo. We only enjoyed the park. It was oddly eerie, like an Atlas Obscura kind of place (atlasobscura.com). The park is fairly well used, but not like it used to be, and the population has changed. It's a historical old park that is full of charm. All of the landscaping is mature; paths are... More

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Kogarah, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Roger Williams Park is a beautiful green space that is part of a circle loop drive that leads to several exhibits (planetarium, green open space, Roger Williams Zoo, Beautiful botanical garden). The down side is the circle loop drives through several neighborhoods that are not very appealing and kinda of scary. It is worth the day trip; however, only during... More

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Oil City, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I were in Providence for the day for WaterFire. We decided to spend a couple of hours in the park before heading downtown. The park was lovely! We enjoyed walking around the grounds, but we also had a fantastic time on the carousel. We felt like kids again and really hated to leave.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So I'm torn between reviewing this as "very good" and "excellent" - heck - that's a good problem to have! What an amazing resource - over 400 acres of beautifully maintained park land with bodies of water and some interesting architecture. We checked out the carousel park because really - who could pass up a $2 carousel ride - even... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a hidden treasure and worth the time to stop and explore. There were a lot of families around just enjoying the sunshine and having fun out doors. It is a beautiful walk in immaculate gardens with so many lovely plants to take in. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sights on offer. We all need to stop... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Liked the intimacy--could be quite close to animals. No crowded. Very child-friendly. Disappointed that the Moon Bear did not come out to play! Smaller zoo than expected.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have been here only two time. Most of my time was spent at the zoo, but there is so much more to do here, it is a great place to spend the whole day! So much history, so much nature, and so much more! Bring a lunch, a ball, and a camera. Plan to make no plans but just... More

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