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“Waterplace Park and Riverwalk”

Water Place Park and Riverwalk
Ranked #22 of 116 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Andover, New Hampshire
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126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Waterplace Park and Riverwalk”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk is a wonderful place for a relaxing stroll along the river with lots of nice shops and restaurants. Waterfire events are a "must see."

Visited October 2012
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Up and coming.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

This area is on the rebound from economic depression and is really worthy of a visit. It is historically significant, architecturally fascinating, and frankly one of the most interesting places I have visited since moving to the East Coast. It is a diamond in the rough. Is it a little rough around the edges, yes....but worth the trip? Hell yes. I am an architecture nerd and a total history buff and was enraptured by the aura and feeling of this collegiate area. It houses the Rhode Island School of design so there are also very beautiful people to look at. Gondolas on the river, quaint pubs and interesting restaurants. It is a small area.....maybe 10 blocks square....wear good walking shoes because you will want to do it all!!!

Visited July 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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447 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Best during waterfire”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Picturesque walk, especially during water fire. Can be a little sketchy if alone on a quiet night. Many of the bordering restaurants are very good and offer outdoor dining.

Visited July 2013
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Thank kris91
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Hollywood, Florida
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1,068 reviews
626 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“great walk!!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

great walk, close to mall and downtown area. had very colorful wall which area beautiful to see. advised walk during evening but very late at night unless accompanied.

Visited April 2012
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Boston, MA
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157 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Could be nicer”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

So much potential, and a bit wasted!! Providence needs to look at what other cities have done with their riverwalks and make ours just as good! But still, nice enough place to walk and fun during Waterfire.

Visited January 2013
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