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The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a unique natural history museum and aquarium that puts fun and excitement into experiencing nature. Interactive environmental exhibits allow you to look inside a 33-foot life-size model of a Right Whale, observe marine life in a tide-pool tank, explore a cornfield at night, and view other fascinating nature exhibits. Walking trails lead from the Center across the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge along a 1/4 mile boardwalk, which crosses the East Bay Bike path to Narragansett Bay.

Bank of America skating center - A full-scale outdoor ice rink located in the center of renaissance Providence. Twice the size of Rockefeller Center in New York City, the 14,000 square-foot rink is a year round facility. The rink hosts numerous family events and is also available for rental. Birthday and tent parties are also available during the skating season. Ice skate rentals are available.

IMAX Theatre - Rhode Island's only IMAX theatre, a large format film featuring a six story high screen. The 425-seat stadium style auditorium, features a state- of- the art digital sound system and 3-D features.

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Abrams Animal Farm
Block Island
A rambling farm featuring an outdoor zoo complete with exotic animals from around the globe. Featuring corralled llamas, Sicilian donkeys, fainting goats, a zebu, Indian runner ducks, emus, our immense Scottish Highland steer called Mr. McDuff, and our newest edition Nyla the camel.

Adventureland
South County
Unique miniature golf course with waterfalls, caves, streams and an island. Hardball and softball batting cages. State of the art go-kart track. Bumper boats with water guns.

Artillery Company of Newport
Newport County
The museum is considered to have one of the most outstanding collections of foreign and domestic militaria to be seen in the United States. Started in 1960, it has grown from a minute collection that today represents over one hundred countries throughout the known world. The command, Rhode Island Militia, chartered in 1741, is the nation's oldest military organization in continuous service under its charter.

Atlantic Beach Park
South County
Family beach, amusements, kiddy rides, full service seafood restaurants, snack bars, carousel, batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf, game room, ocean view cocktail lounge.

Audubon Society of RI Environmental Education Center
East Bay
The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a unique natural history museum and aquarium that puts fun and excitement into experiencing nature. Interactive environmental exhibits allow you to look inside a 33-foot life-size model of a Right Whale, observe marine life in a tide-pool tank, explore a cornfield at night, and view other fascinating nature exhibits. Walking trails lead from the Center across the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge along a 1/4 mile boardwalk, which crosses the East Bay Bike path to Narragansett Bay.

Bank of America Skating Center Providence
Greater Providence
A full-scale outdoor ice rink located in the center of renaissance Providence. Twice the size of Rockefeller Center in New York City, the 14,000 square-foot rink is a year round facility. The rink hosts numerous family events and is also available for rental. Birthday and tent parties are also available during the skating season. Ice skate rentals are available.

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum
Newport County
The 1938 hurricane uncovered the original base of the third lighthouse established in America (1749), an interesting example of early Colonial stonework. The present granite tower, just north of the original light, was erected in 1856. The point also offers spectacular views of Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline. The assistant keepers quarters houses a museum featuring a 4th order fresnel lens, models of many RI lighthouses and a pictorial history of RI lighthouses.

Beavertail State Park
Newport County
Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. The Park attracts people from all over the country, to enjoy it's pristine environment. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, and can be done from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with offering hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts hundreds of people each year.

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.

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.

Burlingame State Park
South County
The park has 3,100 acres of rocky woodland surrounding Watchaug Pond in Charlestown. The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off U.S. Route #1 just south of the entrance to the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field. Between these two points is located the entrance to the main park, picnic area and the Kimball Sanctuary via Prosser Trail, now being resurfaced and straightened. Rather extensive picnic facilities, 73 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, swimming beach and bathhouse make this one of the most popular state recreation areas. First come, first served basis. Reservations available for camping cabins only.

Carpenter's Grist Mill
South County
Water powered grist mill Built by Samuel E. Perry in 1703. Still in operation. Grinding R.I. Whitecap flint corn into white cornmeal for jonny cakes.

Casey Farm
South County
The 300-acre working farm, overlooking Narragansett Bay, is a rare example of one of the original plantation farms of the Colonial era. The farmhouse, (c. 1750), surrounded by fields, barns, high stone walls and a family cemetery, was a site of Revolutionary activity. In cultivation since the time of the Narragansett Indians, today the farm is managed as a community supported farm and is RI Certified Organic. House museum, hiking trails, organic seedlings and produce.

Colt State Park
East Bay
Picturesque three-mile drive around shoreline of former Colt family estate on east side of Narragansett Bay. Playing fields and picnic areas. Salt water fishing permitted.

Crescent Park Carousel (Looff Carousel)
East Bay
66 beautifully carved figures designed c. 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff. The band organ by A. Ruth and Sohn, in neo-baroque style, is carved with moving figures. The finest surviving example of its type in America, the carousel was proclaimed the State Symbol of Folk Art in 1985. Designated as a National Landmark in March, 1987.

Culinary Arts Museum At Johnson & Wales University
Greater Providence
A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The 4000-square-foot diner exhibit includes original neon signs and an actual 1926 15-stool diner, the Ever Ready, which last operated in Providence. The Little Chef Diner is a play area for kids. Step inside the taproom of an 1833 stagecoach tavern, originally in Stoddard, NH, or sidle up to a 1927 Art Deco bar. “Dinner at the White House” includes the menu from Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Ball. Travel through time by tracing the history of American cooking through devices like the rapid fireless cooker to an early Raytheon Radarange. Experience the edible art of food presentation: wedding cakes, chocolate and sugar sculpture, and decorative bread showpieces made by students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Johnson & Wales.

Dame Farm and Orchards
Blackstone Valley & Northern Rhode Island
Family owned and operated farm. Pumpkins, sweet corn, vegetables, fruits. Wholesale and retail. Educational tours, fun family experience, birthdays, school trips, pick-your-own and farm stand.

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University
Greater Providence
Located in the List Art Center, an imposing modern structure designed by Philip Johnson, the Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary art in all media.

Eagle Quest Golf & Leisure Dome
Warwick & West Bay
A first for New England and Rhode Island. Indoor alternative golf learning and practice facility. The golf dome features approximately 50,000 sq ft. of artificial turf with 58 tee stations, a large sand trap and an 800 sq ft. state-of-the-art putting surface. Qualified professional golf instruction for all levels of ability is also available at this site.

East Bay Bike Path
East Bay
Experience some of the diverse natural beauty that the Ocean State has to offer. A scenic 14.5-mile path traversing the communities of Providence, East Providence, Warren, Bristol, & Barrington. The path provides spectacular waterfront views, access to several state parks, coastal marshes & ponds. A 10' wide, asphalt-paved path. Suitable for bikers, walkers and in-line skaters.

Feinstein IMAX Theatre
Greater Providence
Rhode Island's only IMAX theatre, a large format film featuring a six story high screen. The 425-seat stadium style auditorium, features a state- of- the art digital sound system and 3-D features. The spacious lobby offers an opportunity for educational groups to meet prior and following the feature presentation.The Theatre is open every day, offering public and private screening times. Located on the Entertainment Level of the Providence Place shopping complex.

Firemen's Museum
East Bay
Housed in the old Narragansett Steam Fire Company Station Number 3. The early Victorian building houses, among its fire department memorabilia, the Little Hero, the town's first fire engine purchased in 1802.

Flying Horse Merry-Go-Round
South County
Oldest in America, made in 1867. The 20 horses are not attached to the floor but instead are suspended from a center frame, swinging out or flying when in motion. About each horse is hand carved from of wood and is embellished with real tails and manes, leather saddles and agate eyes. The only flying horse carousel surviving in the country. It was brought to Watch Hill in 1883 permenently in 1883 or 1884. Children only. Lovingly maintained and preserved by The Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society.

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