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“Very informed staff, loads of brochures”

Newport Visitors Information Center
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$27.00*
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Scenic Overview of Newport Viking Trolley Tour
Ranked #15 of 118 things to do in Newport
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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.
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Was first at this visitors center many years ago and was there again today, still very helpful staff and many brochures and info. Stop here first when you get to town. See the staff at the info desk and they'll validate your parking ticket from the adjoining parking garage, you get a free half hour of parking. They can help with lodging, attractions, mansions and anything else in Newport.
It closes at 5pm but there's a connected bus waiting lobby that has vending machines and restrooms that's open later if needed.
I was only parked there a half hour but signs say If you have a ticket from RIPTA bus service, you can get all day parking in the parking garage for $2. With validation from visitors center during their business hours first half hour is free. Otherwise, it's $2 for first half hour, then $1.50 for each half hour thereafter.

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ELLEN C, Manager at Newport Visitors Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Happy to here that on your return visit to the Visitors Center that we continued to meet your needs. Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This should be your first stop when arriving into Newport. Lots of great information and a friendly staff available to answer your questions and get your vacay started!

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ELLEN C, Manager at Newport Visitors Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are glad we gave your vacation a good start!!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Local residents know the ins and outs of their town. Sold us a 5 pass to the mansions that saved 80% over individual tickets. Cheapest parking in town

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ELLEN C, Manager at Newport Visitors Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Happy to hear you had a nice experience. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Located near Perrotti Park on America's Cup, the Visitor's Center is the perfect place to start of your trip to Newport. Cool off with the ac, use the (usually) clean restrooms, gather all your brochures and information, buy your tickets, ect. Parking prices for day trip is very reasonable...unsure if you can park overnight.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

An absolute "must" is the Seamen's Chapel in the Seamen's Mission. It is the most extraordinary tiny square room, decorated with frescos and shells, and is quite literally a small "ocean" of tranquility for the sailors. The library next door is also worth visiting - it's full of every book you can imagine on the sea!

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