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Bellevue Avenue

Address: Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
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Newport Ocean Drive Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #13 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Owner description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving
Owner description: Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Drive slowly down Bellevue Avenue (speed limit is 25 mph anyway) or better, walk, and be totally awed by the larger-than-life mansions on each side - it makes Beverly Hills look like a poor neighborhood. Nothing quite prepares you for the sights of mansions that were built during the Colonial era to the Gilded Age when America's industrial tycoons had... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's a beautiful street lined with America's castles. Well worth a trip and worth the price to see the houses. Each house has its own unique personality!

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

nothing special, I didn't really find it so great. there is a lovely art gallery there, however, and the owner is very interesting.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Driving and walking this historic street in Newport brings you back to a time of ridiculous wealth and ostentation. Mansion after mansion after mansion. Beautiful works of art. Mastery of architecture. But the money that built them is just ridiculous. A sight to see in Newport. Did not tour any of the mansions as I refuse to pay for that.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was a pleasure to see Bellevue Avenue looking so good after 40 years away. A delight to see all the great Newport mansion lining the Avenue as well as the commercial district. Hotel Viking is remarkably upgraded over the years, while the Bellevue Avenue shopping center which I remember opening in the 1950's looks so seedy and sad. Great... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This road has may of the mansions (from the days of the rich and famous) that can be toured. We only did the Breakers. You could probably tour 3 of them in a day.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Actually the original owners called these summer homes but in actuality they are mansions & each has it's own character. The gates, fences and walls of Bellevue Avenue, dating from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries, represent the work of a number of prominent American architects. These enclosures made of brick, stone, wood andiron reflect a variety of construction... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Liked the incredible variety of mansions, the range of taste and lack of same, the landscaping of magnificent trees with their trunkd blackened by rain and remaining leaves a shiny orange and golden hue.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The point of this street is to go along it and look at the houses, read the info-boards. You won't see anything from your car and you'll get a damn-sight fitter walking too ! ;o)

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We drove up and down Bellevue street. Most of the mansions are hidden behind shrubs and fences. But we got the idea. Probably better to walk. Park on some of the side streets to get a better perspective.

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