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Providence Sights

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Ranked #1 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
University located in Providence.
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Ranked #2 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Performances; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors... more » Owner description: WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. This award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire’s over eighty sparkling bonfires, the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, the flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the silhouettes of the firetenders passing by the flames, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from around the world engage all the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths of Waterplace Park. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing life to downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city. « less
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Ranked #3 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters
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Ranked #4 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.
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Ranked #6 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in... more » Owner description: A mile of history is packed onto this cobblestone street lined with historic buildings. The Nightingale-Brown House, built in 1792, home to five generations of the Nicholas Brown Family (of Brown University) is a "must see" on the block. « less
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Ranked #7 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Cemeteries; Biking Trails
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Ranked #8 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the river past Venice inspired bridges or see some... more » Owner description: Watch a street artist sketching the city, enjoy a lovely stroll by the river past Venice inspired bridges or see some wonderful public art, all at this well-designed four-acre park and scenic riverwalk, considered to be the heart of the restoration of Providence's downtown area. « less
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Ranked #9 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Libraries
One of America's oldest lending libraries established in 1753.
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Ranked #10 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Parks; Lookouts
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Ranked #11 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in... more » Owner description: Sip a strong espresso at an outdoor cafe, grab a quick pizza for lunch or dine in style at a gourmet Italian restaurant in this historic section of the city, also know as Little Italy. You'll know you have arrived by the huge arched gateway, with a bronzed pinecone, which marks the entry to the neighborhood. « less
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Ranked #12 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Occupied by generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, Lippitt House is a three story, Renaissance Revival villa with... more » Owner description: Occupied by generations of the Lippitt family for 114 years, Lippitt House is a three story, Renaissance Revival villa with Italian palazzo elements. Embellished with elaborate faux finishes, colorful stained glass windows, ornate woodwork details, and surviving original furnishings, the house is also significant for its pioneering mechanical systems. These features combine to create a time capsule of Victorian design worthy of preserving and sharing with the Providence community and beyond. In this spirit, the public programs offered by the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum provide opportunities for the study of Victorian life and put the house and its occupants in a historical perspective to facilitate greater understanding of today's Providence. Planning your visit: Seasonal Tours are offered May - October (no reservations required) on Fridays at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Guided tours may be scheduled, in advance, year round. Please visit our web-site for the latest information on guided tours and programs. « less
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Ranked #13 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest Baptist church in America, gathered by Roger Williams in 1638. Open for tours: Monday - Friday 10AM - Noon and... more » Owner description: The oldest Baptist church in America, gathered by Roger Williams in 1638. Open for tours: Monday - Friday 10AM - Noon and 1PM - 3PM and on Sunday immediately following the Worship Service Worship Service is at 11 AM September - May and at 10 AM June, July and August. « less
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Ranked #14 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Rhode Island university known for its food program.
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Ranked #15 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing... more » Owner description: Students from Brown University, and other schools in the area, congregate on this funky street that boasts vintage clothing shops, bookstores, music shops and cafes. « less
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Ranked #16 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Romantic area with a fountain.
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Ranked #17 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting important aspects of the social and cultural history of... more » Owner description: The premier 18th-century house and museum in the state, presenting important aspects of the social and cultural history of the period when our country was new. The Museum is maintained by the Rhode Island Historical Society. « less
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Ranked #20 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious... more » Owner description: This memorial celebrates the life of Rhode Island founder Roger Williams, who ushered in the first government with religious freedom for all. « less
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Ranked #23 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Providence street home to many restaurants.
Ranked #24 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Take a tour of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves, eight rooms full of... more » Owner description: Take a tour of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family and their slaves, eight rooms full of antiques, Hopkins heirlooms and 18th century atmosphere. Learn about Rhode Island's own Founding Father and his house, the city's oldest, moved twice but virtually unmodernized, where George Washjngton was a guest in 1776. Relax in our parterre garden designed by Alden Hopkins of Williamsburg. We're on Benefit Street between the John Brown House and Roger Williams' First Baptist Church, a block from the RSD Museum, the Providence Athenaeum, the Brown campus and spectacular WaterFire. Open Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM, May though November, and year-round by appointment. « less
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Ranked #25 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Providence area where there are street performers.
Ranked #27 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
New center offers outdoor skating in winter and inline skating and skateboarding in warmer months.
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Ranked #28 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
International and off-beat youthful area with antique shops, galleries and cafes.
Ranked #30 of 39 Sights & Landmarks in Providence
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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