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Ranked #1 of 66 attractions in Newport
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums

The most impressive of the Newport mansions, this 13-acre estate received its name from the cherished view of waves crashing against rocks. The Italian Renaissance summer... more »

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Ranked #2 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
French-style mansion built for coal magnate Edward Berwind.
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Ranked #3 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites

There is a wonderful mansion not to be missed- it is Rough Point, the home of Doris Duke. It was built for a Vanderbilt and purchased by Doris' father in 1922. She used this house... more »

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Ranked #4 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Scenic Drives; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

The old-timers call this '10 mile drive.'  While its new name over the decades has become 'Ocean Drive' this roadway is literally 10 miles of spectacular wide-open views of the... more »

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Ranked #5 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Dedicated in 1762, this is the oldest synagogue in the United States.
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Ranked #6 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
This Newport mansion is famous for its ample use of marble in the interior.
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Ranked #7 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
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Ranked #8 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
Society dedicated to the preservation of 9 of Newport's mansions.
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Ranked #9 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic Drives
Part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive and home to many well-known mansions.
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Ranked #10 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is situated in Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion (1898). Vernon Court is... more » Owner description: The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) is situated in Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion (1898). Vernon Court is on the Natl. Register of Historic Places with interiors inspired by the palace at Versailles. The NMAI focuses on original illustration artworks created to be reproduced in books, periodicals, advertising and in other print media. Featured artists include: Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, JC Leyendecker, Jessie Willcox Smith, NC Wyeth and 150 others. Free parking for museum visitors is available in our lot located on Victoria Avenue. « less
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Ranked #11 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French palace and used in the films "High Society" and "The... more » Owner description: Visitors are awestruck by this grand mansion, modeled after a French palace and used in the films "High Society" and "The Great Gatsby." « less
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Ranked #12 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
A Newport church where George Washington once attended.
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Ranked #13 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Parks; Historic Sites
This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
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Ranked #14 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy spot with their house group, The Bit Players earning the... more » Owner description: The Firehouse Theater has become RI's most award winning comedy spot with their house group, The Bit Players earning the title of "Best Comedy Night" and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" multiple times. Hilarious improv performances, modeled after the hit show "Whose Line is it Anyway" can be seen EVERY Friday at 8PM & Saturday at 8PM & 10PM ALL YEAR LONG. Plus, they offer additional show times in the summer along with classes, workshops, and private parties all year. Every show is BYOB! Didn't miss a moment of funny. Laugh More. « less
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Ranked #15 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #16 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Lighthouses
Owner description: Discover quaint, colonial charm with a stay at an historic lighthouse in Newport, RI. located one mile off the coast of in... more » Owner description: Discover quaint, colonial charm with a stay at an historic lighthouse in Newport, RI. located one mile off the coast of in Narragansett Bay. Built in 1869, the restored lighthouse provides a rare opportunity to share in its history. Your reservation includes boat transportation. « less
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Ranked #17 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Tours
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Ranked #18 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Libraries; Art Galleries; Gardens; Historic Sites
Dating back to 1750, this is the oldest subscription library in the United States.
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Ranked #19 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Specialty Museums; Sports Complexes; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Built in 1880 by the architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, the Museum galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis... more » Owner description: Built in 1880 by the architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, the Museum galleries chronicle the rich history of tennis through interactive exhibits, dynamic videos and popular memorabilia from historic champions and the superstars of today. Dramatically set in the original club rooms of the Casino, visitors of all ages delight in Stanford White’s architectural detail as well as the state-of-the-art gallery experience. In the Woolard Family Enshrinement Gallery plaques commemorate the great players, coaches, administrators and writers that have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. There are 235 Hall of Famers, representing 20 countries. In 1986, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of tennis, officially recognized the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as the sport’s official Hall of Fame. The property today is now 6 acres and consists of the Newport Casino, 13 grass courts, 1 clay court, an indoor tennis facility, the Court Tennis facility, a grandstand and a historic 297-seat theatre. In July, the venue annually hosts the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, the only ATP professional grass court tournament in the Americas. These are the only professional grass courts that are open to the public for play. « less
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Ranked #20 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Make the Newport Visitor Information Center your first stop for all of your maps, materials, tickets and tour needs.... more » Owner description: Make the Newport Visitor Information Center your first stop for all of your maps, materials, tickets and tour needs. Information specialists are available with complimentary maps and brochures on local events, attractions, lodging, shopping and dining. « less
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Ranked #21 of 66 attractions in Newport
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Ranked #22 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Popular Newport street filled with many shops.
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Ranked #23 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites
Newport mansion built in 1852.
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Ranked #24 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #25 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is a National Historic Landmark. The home includes... more » Owner description: Built as a Gothic Revival vacation home for a Georgia planter, the home is a National Historic Landmark. The home includes glass bricks designed by the famous stained-glass artist, Tiffany. « less
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Ranked #26 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #27 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Religious Sites
Well-known church in Newport where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married in 1953.
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Ranked #28 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club open to the public. Come and... more » Owner description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club open to the public. Come and enjoy the most beautiful beach in Newport, with its white sand and clear calm ocean waters. Gooseberry is the perfect family beach for swimming, snorkeling or building sand castles. We have chair rentals, changing rooms, and showers for our guests. Open 9-5. Visit Gooseberry Cafe which offers great beach food. « less
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Ranked #29 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Museums; Art Museums
Owner description: The Newport Art Museum's collections and exhibitions reflect Rhode Island's rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary... more » Owner description: The Newport Art Museum's collections and exhibitions reflect Rhode Island's rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. We are the only museum to focus on the art and artists of Rhode Island, both historic and contemporary. The Museum is housed in the John N.A. Griswold House and the Cushing Gallery. Home for the Museum since 1916, the Griswold House is a National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. Designed in 1862 by architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was completed in 1864 for John N.A. Griswold, a China trade merchant and financier, and his wife Jane. Griswold House was Hunt’s first major commission in Newport and is the premier example of American Stick Style architecture. Hunt went on to design many of the grand cottages of Newport’s Gilded Age, including The Breakers, Marble House, and Ochre Court. To honor artist Howard Gardiner Cushing, an early member of the Newport Art Association, the Association erected the Cushing Gallery in 1920.The Newport Art Museum is one of only 5% of American museums to be fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. « less
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Ranked #30 of 66 attractions in Newport
Category: Architectural Buildings; Mysterious Sites
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