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Annmary Brown Memorial

Annmary Brown Memorial

21 Brown St
Providence, RI 02912   Directions

(401) 863-2942


The Annmary Brown Memorial is a haven for art lovers of all ages. This museum attraction houses an extensive collection of both European and American art that spans from the Renaissance all the way up to the 20th century. Make plans to stay all afternoon to see it all at a relaxing, enjoyable pace.

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University

8 Abbott Park Pl
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 598-2805


Satisfy your appetite for history with a visit to the highly unique Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University. See impressive exhibits and attractions like American cast iron stoves that date back to the 1800s, ancient Roman silverware, a huge cookbook collection and over 4,000 menus from all over the world. The various exhibits also feature such appetizing fare as the history of the microwave, authentic parts of classic diners, and a history of open hearths. This fun and entertaining venue offers quite a lot to sink your teeth into!

Governor Henry Lippitt House

Governor Henry Lippitt House

199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906   Directions

(401) 453-0688


Providence's Governor Henry Lippitt House offers you a rare opportunity to travel back to the high-Victorian days. In fact, you will feel like you've returned to a different time and place when you tour this house, as the architectural details like hand-carved woodwork, intricate stenciling and ornate chandeliers are just a few of the many stunning features you will find here. This attraction was named a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

La Gondola Providence

La Gondola Providence

1 Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 421-8877


Providence is justifiably proud of its Italian culture, and you can celebrate it by taking an unforgettable excursion on La Gondola Providence. When you get on board one of these authentic Venetian gondolas you will feel that Italian charm as the gondolier will serenade you backed by authentic music. Or, if you prefer, he can answer your questions about the sites you will see on your journey. This is a great ride to take before or after dinner, so make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot on this popular Providence attraction.

Peace and Plenty Community Park

Peace and Plenty Community Park

91 Peace St
Providence, RI 02907   Directions

(401) 421-7740


Kids love to play on fun playground rides. But in doing that, they can also learn about the importance of being a good neighbor when you take them to the Peace and Plenty Community Park. This long-awaited community playground attraction has been in the making for some time, and now that it has been unveiled, it symbolizes the importance of working together. Neighbors, community families and the City of Providence Parks Department have all collaborated to create this fun place on the site that was once an old apartment building. Since that structure was demolished, this beacon of unity stands in its place for friends and families to enjoy.

Providence Children's Museum

Providence Children's Museum

100 S St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 273-5437


Kids are used to being told to keep their hands off of things. Luckily for them, the opposite is the case when the whole family visits the Providence Children's Museum. A hands-on approach is highly encouraged as the kids are able to create their own artwork using the provided paints and other modes of expression. The exhibits and attractions are hands-on and are highly informative and entertaining, presenting such subjects as a time traveling adventure through Rhode Island's multicultural history, and a wet and wild exploration of the ways of water. Those are just a couple of the many great adventures that await you and the kids at the Providence Children's Museum.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

20 N Main St
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 454-6500


Learning about art can sometimes seem like a gargantuan task. But when you step into the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, prepare to be amazed at the depth and breadth of the work that is displayed here. Learn about art that spans ancient Roman sculpture all the way up to modern graphic design. Some of the many highlights and attractions include the 19th century French galleries that feature the work of Matisse, Rodin and Monet, just to name a few. You'll also be captivated by the beautiful pieces that are part of the Greek and Roman galleries that include sculptures and frescoes. By the time you experience all 45 galleries, you'll be an art expert!

Richardson Park

Richardson Park

64 Richardson St
Providence, RI 02905   Directions

(401) 421-7740


Sometimes, the best family adventures are the ones where you just spend quality time together playing a game of catch after chowing down a picnic lunch. The perfect place to do that in Providence is Richardson Park. The kids will love the PlayBooster and PlayShaper attractions as well as the Humpty Climbers and swings that are all part of this beautiful park. For the older kids, there's fun to be had on the basketball courts, a water park and the big expansive lawn. An afternoon of great family fun awaits at Richardson Park.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02905   Directions

(401) 785-3510


The Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country. That legacy is just one of the many things that will make your visit to this attraction truly memorable. The staff has worked hard over time to present the animals and various species in their natural habitats and the attention to detail is obvious as you move from one animal exhibit to another. See favorites like monkeys, kangaroos, lions and tigers as well as an impressive collection of birds and reptiles. The whole family will go wild on this incredible visit to the animal kingdom!

WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence

100 Canal Walk
Providence, RI 02903   Directions

(401) 273-1155


You'll make the amazing discovery that fire and water actually do mix when you visit WaterFire Providence. This is an actual sculpture by Barnaby Evans that has been installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. This powerful work of art comes alive as several bonfires are lit on the surface of the water and it illuminates the paths and surrounding areas of Waterplace Park. First lit in 1994, WaterFire Providence has come to symbolize the city's spirit of resilience. The attraction has also revitalized the city's downtown area, as this popular spectacle has attracted nearly ten million visitors since it first appeared.

Woods-Gerry Gallery

Woods-Gerry Gallery

62 Prospect St
Providence, RI 02840   Directions

(401) 454-6141


There's art for art's sake, and then there's art with a purpose. The latter is what you will find when you visit the Woods-Gerry Gallery . The gallery exclusively exhibits the work of the students and faculty of the Rhode Island Independent School District. This ever-changing collection underscores the talents and expressive abilities of artists who are a vital part of our community. The art is expressed through various mediums that include glass, graphic design, textiles, architecture, painting and photography.

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