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“A great view of the city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prospect Terrace

Prospect Terrace
Ranked #23 of 111 things to do in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
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Providence, Rhode Island
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149 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A great view of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

By Prospect Terrace I assume Prospect Park, which overlooks downtown Providence, is meant. This is a small park, whose main feature is a large Art Deco era statue of Roger Williams. Nice quite place to take one's lunch or look at the city any time.When Providence celebrated New Year;'s Eve with First Night this used to be a great place to watch the fireworks.

Visited September 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Magnificent view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

The site is actually a monument to Roger Williams, founder of Providence Plantations which became part of Rhode Island. The area is quiet and serene offering a panoramic view of Providence. Great place to relax, enjoy the scenery and breath.

Visited May 2012
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Rhode Island
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11 reviews
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“One of the best views of Providence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Small park, plenty of street parking. Beautiful views, very romantic in the evening in winter :) "Closes" at dusk or whatever, but there is no gate or anything. I have seen a couple shady mc shades going down there, but otherwise, a nice park in a lovely section of the East Side. Nice to see Roger Williams giving a shout out to Providence.

Visited September 2011
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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Most Beautiful View of Providence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Go just before dusk with your camera & extra batteries for it! You will love the view of downtown Providence!
It is also where Roger William's "dust" from his original grave is buried, with the guardian Indian keeping watch over it all...
Found out this area was a city dump when Providence was an up & coming city - sure can't tell now...
If you are here at night...snap some pix into the dark recesses of this park...orbs & other apparitions may just show up in your photos! This is a city RICH with history, suffering, wealth & otherwise...and there are more than stories surrounding this area!
Free parking, in a residential neighborhood...this is a serene place to "hang" while watching the gorgeous sunset!

Visited May 2012
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Cranston, RI
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful View of Providence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Located on the East Side of Providence, Prospect Terrace is atop one of the seven hills surrounding downtown Providence. It's a lovely view, especially at dusk or in the evening. I gave it an excellent rating because it makes me nostalgic for my childhood. My dad used to bring me and my siblings here when we were young and we would always be amazed by the giant statue of Roger Williams. Prospect Terrace is a small park, but it's definitely worth a stop if you're visiting the East Side.

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