Providence River
Providence River
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River running by Providence's popular Waterplace Park and Riverwalk.
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Happy_Wasmark_Z
Naples, FL6 contributions
Jul. 2022
Went for the FIREWATER experience. Lots of vendors but the experience of walking along the river and seeing the fires on the water was fun.
Written August 8, 2022
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Debbie B. Pratt
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Couples
I was born and raised in Rhode Island until my marriage took me out of state in 1972. I have always prided myself in being a Rhode Islander and have praised its history, beauty and cultural assets to all I meet. Recently I returned for a reunion, and my husband and I decided to take a gondola ride on the river for the first time. The river was filthy and full of trash. Before this feature is advertised, make sure it is clean or your visitors won't be very happy. Plus, the high fee of $99 is a bit much. I have been up the Eiffel Tower in Paris for under $50 US. I will not recommend this advertised attraction to anyone.
Written February 24, 2021
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Laura J
Denham Springs, LA87 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We took the Amtrak to Providence from Boston and enjoyed the city for a day. We strolled along on the Riverwalk and had a picnic lunch in the park. We really liked Providence.
Written August 6, 2019
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Barry N
Coventry, RI3,509 contributions
Jul. 2018
at one time this river was hidden and running just underground but along came a great Mayor who had a bit of a checkered past/and future but he loved his city,he was they say The Prince of the City/book of the same name. Along came Waterfire that now has models all around the world and they come here to learn how they do it. Gondolas run here and an event during the warmer weather called Waterfire Outstanding..if in town do not miss it. no charge to see it. great entertainment and free seating, small amount of parking on the streets and in a nearby garage. A Not to be missed event.check for dates and times.
Written January 29, 2019
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garygDC
DC93 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
They have made it very accessible, with parks on the water, and multiple bridges for just getting across or multiple, attractive pathways at water level for sightseeing and for spending time. I did not get to see the Fire, being there on a week night, but from the photos, it has to be a must see. They have done an excellent job of cleaning this area up from a once industrial mess to a very nice attraction. Very well done.
Written July 31, 2018
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mjacobs
Boston, MA315 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
We took a boat tour down the river and there's so much trash floating in it- it was sad. having said that, lots of history and lovely sites.
Written July 24, 2018
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katewoman612
Sarasota, FL126 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
Disappointing, still has not been improved since I was last there 20 plus years ago; there are minimal walking paths, shops and eateries are few along the river.
Written June 4, 2018
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Zeyad M
Rehoboth, MA159 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Family
We enjoy the water fire, and walking on its bank during those Saturdays. It provide nice breeze in the evening.
Written May 14, 2018
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David D
Auckland, New Zealand222 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Couples
I'd love to return in summer and see it at it's finest. The meeting of the water and the paths and parks near the waterfront are lovely, even in winter.
Written March 13, 2018
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512Okie
Dallas, TX142 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Family
Enjoyed a great day after Thanksgiving walk along the river. Very pretty and easy walk. Good surface and great views.
Written November 28, 2017
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PROVIDENCE RIVER - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)