Attractions

Attractions For All Ages

If your looking for a rambling farm featuring an outdoor zoo complete with exotic animals from around the globe or perhaps a 4,000 acre management/recreation area in the Southwestern part of Rhode Island that include fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, horseback riding and motorcycling, then Rhode Island is the place you'll want to visit.

You could also visit the Victorian Living History Museum that creates the vivid past of Newport in the year 1891. Interact with history as you step back in time for a 45-minute guided tour given by professional actors in costume replicating Newport high society.

There is so much to do in Rhode Island and something for everyone.

Attractions

493 Locations Available in RI

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The following Attractions are listed in order by establishment name. Click on the establishment name for additional details and contact information.

Beckwith-Bruckshaw Memorial Lodge
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Recreational facility forindoor recreational programs for the whole family.

Belcourt Castle
Newport County
Louis XIII-style castle designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Oliver H.P. Belmont. Exhibits a full-size gold Coronation Coach and one of the largest collection of antiques and treasures in Newport. The only Newport mansion with owners in residence. Open to the public since 1957. Furnishings from 33 European and Oriental countries and from the 20th centuries.

Bell School House
South County
One room school restored to 1898 on exterior, earlier features interior. Old text books. Occasional special Historical Society exhibits, publicized by newspaper and local cable.

Bellevue Avenue
Newport County
Historic Bellevue Avenue with its tree-lined brick walkways and Colonial gas lights, is home to the famed Gilded Age mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and some of Newport's finest shopping.

Beneficent Congregational Church (United Church Of Christ)
Greater Providence
Nicknamed the Round Top, plans were inspired from Dublin by its Irish-born pastor, Rev. James "Paddy" Wilson (1791-1839), making it one of the earliest classical buildings in America. Oldest building on the west side of downtown Providence. The beginnings of some Providence public schools were in the school taught by Paddy Wilson. The meeting house is topped by a wooden copy of Lysicrates' monument to music. The original is in Athens, Greece.

Benefit Street's Mile of History
Greater Providence
The most impressive concentration of original Colonial homes in America. Beautifully restored houses, churches and museums overlook the city's historic waterfront. Self-guided walking tours and "A Guide to Providence Architecture" available from the Providence Preservation Society.

Bert Gallery, Inc.
Greater Providence
Bert Gallery promotes regional American artists from the late 19th and 20th century as well as a group of contemporary artists. Paintings are for sale.

Big John Leyden's Tree Farm
Warwick & West Bay
More than 100-acre farm that grows more than 100,000 treets. Activities, tours of nursery, hayrides, free seedlings and tournament fishing in stocked pond.

Big River Management Area
Warwick & West Bay
Big River covers a total area of 8319 acres. The area is composed of mainly forest land (evergreens 4374 acres, deciduous 1781 acres), wetlands (1288 acres), agricultural lands (233 acres), and other areas (gravel, residential, etc. 407 acres). Major rivers or streams in the area are Big River, Nooseneck River, Congdon River and Carr River.

Black Farm Management Area
South County
Black Farm Management Area has a total land area of approximately 245 acres. The area is largely comprised of a mixed forest of hardwoods and evergreens consisting of oaks, maples, white pine and pitch pine. Dog training area.

Black Hut Management Area
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Black Hut covers a total land area of 1548 acres. The area is composed of primarily forest land (deciduous 1158 acres, evergreen 163 acres), wetlands (171 acres), and agricultural land (18.5 acres).

Blackstone River State Park
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
A riverfront park with bike paths, walking trails, canoe portage, freshwater fishing. Historical walking tours along the canal tow path built in 1828.

Blackstone River Valley Bike Path
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Completed 6-mile section of proposed 17-mile path through the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor between Providence and Worcester, MA. Paralleling the river, and industrial revolution canal tow path, the trail affords spectacular views of New England foliage in the autumn. 724-2200. Accessible off Front St., to Manville Rd. in Lincoln. Additional segments leading south to Pawtucket and north to Woonsocket are in design stages.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
East Bay
Former summer home of Pennsylvania coal magnate, Augustus Van Wickle, this charming 45-room, turn-of-the-century mansion and 33-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens overlook Narragansett Bay and historic Bristol harbor. One of the first and most innovative arboreta in America, it features 50,000 flowering spring bulbs, a Japanese water garden, exotic bamboo stand, a display garden and the largest giant sequoia east of the Rockies, among hundreds of unusual plantings.

Block Island Greenways
Block Island
There are about 25 miles of walking trails on Block Island that are open to the public free of charge for everyone to enjoy. A visitor center with merchandise and TNC t-shirts and hats also available. Also info on plant and animal life on Block Island.

Block Island Historical Society
Block Island
Permanent and special exhibits on history of Block Island.

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge
Block Island
Adjacent to a former U.S. Coast Guard light station, Block Island Refuge consists of 46 acres of sandy beaches and rolling dunes. Although no developed trail system exists, the site is accessible by foot over sandy terrain. Much of the property adjacent to the refuge, including 105-acre Sachem Pond, is managed by the Town of New Shoreham as a conservation area.

Blue Shutters Town Beach
South County
Great view. Concession stand, picnic tables, restrooms, showers, beach accessible wheel chairs and discounted admission for seniors.

Born Family Skating Center
Newport County
A 90-by-100-foot outdoor skating rink located in the heart of Newport's downtown shopping and waterfront district. Birthday parties, private functions, group rates available.

Bowen's Wharf
Newport County
Features restored waterfront shopping, restaurant and marine district with cobblestone and brick walkways and a rich blend of 18th, 19th and 20th century history and architecture.

Boyd's Wind Grist Mill
Newport County
Built in 1810 in Portsmouth. Dismantled and moved to a 14-acre park in Middletown in 1990. Recently placed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.

Branch River Park
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Recreational facility offering ball fields, soccer fields, 2 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, running and walking track and a playground for all ages.

Brenton Point State Park
Newport County
Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic.

Briar Point Beach
South County

Brick Market Place
Newport County
Designed by Peter Harrison and used initially as a market and granary. Now, the quaint restored area offers a tremendous variety of gift shops, boutiques and restaurants.

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