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Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Pawtucket
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Free. Worth a stop”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very helpful staff person - information, brochures and maps. Also a very well-done short movie on Slater Mill is well worth the time.

Visited April 2014
Thank klemche
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18 reviews from our community

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English first
Andover, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful Visitors Center”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

When in New England, this RI Visitors Center is a place to see. Lovely interior with lots of informational brochures for local attractions, restaurants and places to stay. It is located just across the street from the historic Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI.

Visited August 2012
Thank Donna29727
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Bicycle Tour of the Blackstone Valley”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

We toured the Blackstone Valley by bike. What a great time!!! The tour leader, Bob Billington, the Tour leader, is knowledgable, considerate, and very low key. The trip brings riders through some of the city streets that showcase the history of the industrial revolution in the USA. You'll tour the historic Blackstone River and see a variety of mills that buzzed during their peak. You stop at ethnic food stores and textile mills to see how the valley is still producing despite economic and demographic changes. You'll visit small mill villages and then head on to stunning scenery in Cumberland and Lincoln RI. The ride is very leisurely and I'd recommend it for all but the youngest children and the very oldest adults.

Visited June 2011
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