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Things to Do in Providence

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  • JCArchT
    New Haven, CT445 contributions
    It’s been a while since we last visited this museum. So we returned, and were pleasantly surprised that it has grown tremendously in size and scope. The Buddha statue is still there. But there are new exhibits we don’t normally see regularly in museums, such as the well-preserved Roman sarcophagus exhibits. Also, they have an extensive exhibition of Impressionist art. Even the Pendleton House exhibits are worth seeing, as they feature numerous examples of early American paintings. We spent the better part of the day at this museum. Highly recommended.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • QNPoohBear
    Rhode Island420 contributions
    I always enjoy visiting PPAC for a show. We went to see My Fair Lady in May 2022, bringing it full circle back to when I first came here to see My Fair Lady many years ago. The Licnoln Center production was top-notch and the alternate matinee cast was just as good as you would expect from the regular cast. We clapped loudly for Col. Pickering, a native Rhode Islander.

    I walked upstairs to use the ladies' room and get a closer look at the theater. It's still gorgeous but close-up, it looks a bit shabby. Still, you can see the gorgeous movie palace this once was.

    Last time I was here was for Doors Open RI in January 2020 bfore COVID arrived. I was happy to tell my theater companion about my tour to the projection room and waiting behind the curtain to peer backstage. That made watching the show extra special because I had been a small part of that magic for a brief moment in time.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • katem j
    Suffern, NY112 contributions
    Quiet early morning walk. Beautiful buildings. Took many pictures including some by the gates. Very few students as it was summertime.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Ben T
    Mobile, AL203 contributions
    This is an excellent zoo in a beautiful park. The zoo does not have tigers and lions and gorillas but it does have a lot of different animals. The zoo is well maintained and clean.most of the animals have large enclosures with room to move around. The monkey and other climbing animals have lots of ropes and climbing areas. If you enjoy zoos this is a good one.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • b w
    Coral Springs, FL114 contributions
    Beautiful building and grounds filled with so much of the state's history. Always recommend taking a tour of the building, whether it be a guided tour as we had or self-guided.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Michael B
    Manlius, NY414 contributions
    This is a must do area of the city, surrounded by shops and people right out of another time period.
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • katem j
    Suffern, NY112 contributions
    A nice walk viewing historic buildings along this cobblestone street. We took many pictures including the Nightingale House. We then walked to the First Baptist Church and throughout Brown University. Had to climb some hills for the latter!
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Wendy S
    Austin, TX725 contributions
    We thought this was free, but a $5 donation per person is recommended. No biggie, but it's important info to have.

    It sits nicely between downtown and College Hill (Brown University), so it's perfect to pop in when walking through Providence.

    We loved the feel of the place. I wish we'd arrived sooner so we could have sat and read for a spell.
    Written June 19, 2022
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,570 contributions
    I know the funding has a "dicey" story but we enjoyed walking most of it before our gondola ride and thought it was great. A few upscale places to dine but we had other plans. It was an afternoon so we felt completely safe. Yes, there were some homeless and drug addled people there but just don't engage them and you're find.
    Written October 8, 2022
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  • Ann L
    6 contributions
    Our visit was nice, the park is pretty and peaceful. There weren't a ton of animals, but we did see a zebra, vultures, an elephant, a monkey, even a few animals I had never heard of before. Well run, plenty of restrooms, some food/snack stands and gift shop. Good for little kids, there are play areas for them too. As an adult, I found it a tad boring, but it was a nice place to spend an afternoon.
    Written July 9, 2022
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  • Adventurer253407
    Monroe, OH1 contribution
    Stephen Hopkins was the founding father and governor of Rhode Island and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. George Washington had stayed at this house. Their are many gorgeous artifacts and heirlooms. The tour is fascinating and highly recommended.
    This is NOT the house of Stephen Hawking the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author - as one of the reviewers posted.
    Written January 14, 2020
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  • TheOneWhoLovesTravel
    Ellington, CT295 contributions
    This is really fun place. They have lots of things to do for kids 2-8 years of age. It is compact, so if crowded would be harder to enjoy. On second floor, they have crafts room. There is even a pirate ship. They have own free Parking lot. The only downside is they do NOT currently participate in reciprocals blaming on COVID, which is unfortunate because we would visit it more. It also makes their plus membership useless as other museums would refuse to accept their cards. Otherwise , it is fun place.
    Written December 11, 2021
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  • Zephyr_Travel
    Fredericksburg, VA3,037 contributions
    Beautiful drive, expansive site. Their are several prominent memorials & individuals, including the author H.P. Lovecraft. The roads intersect often and can be confusion if you don't use the online map.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Too Poor 2
    Baltimore, MD309 contributions
    Probably the largest mall in Providence as it is perfectly situated by the Capital building, downtown, and the RICC and Dunkin Center. Nothing special about the stores, and has common dining places in the food court, although there is a Johny Rockets there. Aside from the shopping, there is also a Dave and Busters. Probably busy when there are events at the arena or convention center
    Written September 7, 2022
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  • Voyage815172
    1 contribution
    Tour guide Jane gave us a very polished and well informed tour of this magnificent Providence landmark mansion. Highly recommend!
    Written October 28, 2022
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