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Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

175 Main St, Entrance/parking in rear off Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860-4132
+1 401-724-2200
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Great visitor center guide!

A must stop when visiting the historic area to view the 20 minute film on textiles and Slater. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo A
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Somerset, Massachusetts
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This building has a lot of little attractions. There's a small history museum, a book store, and of... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
renat6
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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Blackstone Valley Visitor Center is the welcome center for Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley. Known as the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Blackstone Valley is home to many historic and cultural sites, as well as great outdoor recreational opportunities, arts and entertainment. The Visitor Center is located just minutes off of Interstate 95 in Pawtucket, RI near the Massachusetts border. Come see our museum-style timeline wall covering the history of the region and giant floor map showing the lakes, rivers, highways, parks and attractions across the entire Blackstone River Valley! We also offer visitor information, brochures, guides and maps. In addition, Blackstone Valley Visitor Center also hosts a gift shop with locally made gifts and souvenirs, a rotating art gallery of featuring local artists, and a theatre to view a short movie on the history of Blackstone Valley.
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175 Main St, Entrance/parking in rear off Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860-4132
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+1 401-724-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop when visiting the historic area to view the 20 minute film on textiles and Slater. The center has tourist info on the Blackstone Valley and the Sunday summer river boat tours. There is a floor may of the Blackstone area which is...More

Thank Jo A
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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! So happy that you enjoyed the visitor center and that we were able to help you in your travels!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This building has a lot of little attractions. There's a small history museum, a book store, and of course info on local attractions. Right across from historic Slater Mill-- the oldest and still-operating textile mill in the country! A gem of a place with a...More

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TourBlackstoneValley, Public Relations Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed what we have to offer!

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice visitor center with very friendly staff. It’s located in an area that was the start of the industrial revolution. There are some historical buildings that you can also visit, or walk along the river that runs close by. Great place to pop in...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is the hub of the historic Blackstone Corridor. Across the street from Slater Mill, it's a great place to start exploring the region. In addition to tons of literature for where to go, it has a theater and two art galleries. full disclosure: My...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Come to the visitor's center to see a 20 minute orientation film. Nice video. We were told that the seats were quite old. They were quite comfortable. Lot's of brochures are available and the woman behind the counter was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Slater Mill across the street. We were looking for National Park cancellation stamps for our passport books. (They have them!) They had closed there doors moments before but the woman on duty re-opened for us. (Bathrooms were also a necessary...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

This visitors center is located on a corner and the address given, while it maybe the front of the building, is not the main entrance to the visitors center. The entrance to the visitors center and the parking lot is around the corner. This building...More

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TourBlackstoneValley, Manager at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Hi Saxeygirl, Thank you so much for visiting us in Blackstone Valley and for writing this review. We've made changes to our listing to better reflect where parking and entrance to the visitor center is. We're sorry if that caused any confusion. With regard to...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center is a really nice facility that has good information about the sites, scenes and adventures offered in the Blackstone Valley. They have a cute little gift shop featuring local artists work that is available at reasonable costs...for that local flavor.

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

If your traveling through Pawtucket RI then you would want to stop at the visitors center. They have maps,brochures, bathroom sink and many interesting facts about Blackstone Valley. There's a movie you can watch and the Old Slater Mill is across the street. Great staff...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

The visitor center builds off of some of the history that you can see at the Slater Mill museum right across the street and has a few displays that are interesting to read. There is also pamphlets of things to do in the area and...More

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