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Roger Williams Park

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

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A very nice park south of the city

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher W
Amelia Island, Florida
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Christopher W
East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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 17 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.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
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
Quincy, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Roger William's Park is a great place to go and visit for couples, family. Pretty grounds with a pond that you can rent paddle boats to paddle around . Plenty of places to walk, sit and relax, picnic. Pretty at Fall Foliage time with the trees changing color

Thank jcdcooks
Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a really nice park for walking and taking a stroll, very pretty and has quite an extensive territory to walk around.

Thank Alisa S

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