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Roger Williams Park

Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
401 785 9450
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Ranked #9 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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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Dublin, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful Park. Lovely well kept grounds to walk around, beautiful lakes. Kids had fun at the playground which is really great with lots to do. Just outside there is a lovely building with a cute carousel which the children really enjoyed. Outside there is a little train that goes a small way around the park - great for younger children... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Providence is chock full of parks. All beautiful. Some large, some small, some famous, like this one; some obscure. All offer a pretty walk on a gorgeous day.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband, daughter and I visited the zoo for the first time. It was lovely. Lots of things to see but not too much walking. Feeding the giraffes was great fun.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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181 reviews 181 reviews
70 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to this park with our grandkids and we all had great time. Just the long walk to see all hundreds of animals all so beautiful and seeing what nature has to ofer it is amazing,the kids admire all of them and very intrigued with some of the animals so different from what they are use to see. They... More

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I attended a wedding here a few weeks back and was blown away by this park! It's huge with several different areas to investigate. If we'd had more time it would be a great place to spend the afternoon!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We attended a wedding here over the weekend at the Botanical Center and the Casino. Both places were beautiful and I recommend spending some time here if you are visiting Providence or the surrounding areas. Beautiful grounds include a zoo and a beautiful carousel! Simply lovely made even better if it's a gorgeous spring day.

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