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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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Beautiful gem!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Em C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Em C
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Susan D
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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.

Thank SherlockMiles
Providence, Rhode Island
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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.

Thank redrider52
Norfolk, VA
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

1 Thank Debbi H
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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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 

Thank barbmass
Margate, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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

Thank thekeysfans
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank BrianHoffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited the Roger Williams park while waiting for the Halloween Jack-o-Lantern exhibit to open in the zoo. The fall colors were absolutely breathtaking. We took a romantic ride around the lake in one of their adorable swan paddle boats, and then a walk through the woods after. It's so peaceful there, not crowded at all. The... More 

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to the botanical gardens, and museum, and enjoyed the statues in the park. We did not hit the zoo this trip or do a picnic, but still had a wonderful morning in the park. This is quite a large park and having a car to drive from one area to another was good.

1 Thank z0607

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