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Roger Williams Park

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Address: Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
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+1 401-785-9450
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Great Park

lots to see and do. The zoo was fantastic, lots of animals. love the giraffes and elephants. Huge park...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots to see and do. The zoo was fantastic, lots of animals. love the giraffes and elephants. Huge park...

Thank Theurich
Milton, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expansive park on the South side of Providence. The park has multiple different attractions within it's own borders including a museum, a zoo, several memorials, and more. Definitely a must see during a stop in Providence, but it helps to know how much the park has to offer before going.

Thank HurricaneLuke10
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Roger Williams Park is small (approximately 4 acres) and pleasant. Within the park, you'll find Roger Williams National Memorial site -- a tribute to Roger Williams, the founder of Providence and an ardent early advocate for religious freedom. The park also offers a great view of the State Capitol building.

Thank RunrDave
Amelia Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have to say that between Roger Williams park and the zoo... This was a very nice place to spend the day while in providence. The auto path goes around for a good ways and either biking or walking is encouraged. The Zoo was a lot of fun with our grandson. A lot to do and a day well spent.... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The zoo is great and the animal exhibits are easily accessible. We have young children and what keeps us coming back is actually the play area. A great place for kids to explore. Sometimes we barely make it to the animal exhibits.

Thank TeamSmallState
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

a beautiful place to take a long walk. parking can be just about anywhere around the park. great to take a friend along, you will not believe how much further you will walk when with a friend.

Thank Mary D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Roger William Park is an excellent place to visit all year round. The paddle boats are so much fun! A great place to unwind. Food trucks from all over the area come every Friday evening during the Summer an early Fall months!

Thank Barnicle T
Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very pretty with lakes, a carousel and even a zoo. They really need a small visitor center and a place with maps, etc.

Thank oldmanwhotravels
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Did the 5km (3 mile) walk around the main lakes area on a blustery Sunday. A slow stroll taking photos took under 2 hours. Beautiful foliage and interesting sculpture dotted around. The museum is an interesting building and contains quite a few stuffed birds but lacks much content. Cheap entry though, kids will like it. Toilets there. Porta loos also... More 

Thank qofdnz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Nice park, has potential to be a lot better. Sometimes it gets pretty dirty with trash on the sides of sidewalks. The Japanese garden would be amazing if they cleaned the water and kept it clean.

Thank Erik C

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