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Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Providence, RI
Don't miss the cacti, palm trees, aloe and over 150 additional, different plants found in the largest indoor public garden in New England. With 12,000 square feet of space, the Roger Williams Park Botanical
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Providence, RI
Considered by many to be the finest of its kind in New England, the Roger Williams Park Zoo houses dozens of spectacular animals, including Chinese alligators, giant anteaters, bison, camel, bear, elephants, giraffes
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
Since its opening in 1977, the Providence Children’s Museum has delighted thousands of young ones with its interactive and fun exhibits designed primarily for children ages 1-11. Some of the museum's exhibits
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Fall River, MA
Battleship Cove is located on the beautiful Mt. Hope Bay, it displays the world's largest collection of Historic naval ships, including historic navy warships and a submarine that were used in the World War II
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Newport, RI
The Newport Mansions are fourteen historic properties in Newport, Rhode Island that are managed by the Preservation Society of Newport County. If you're interested in architecture, history, art, interior design
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Newport, RI
The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds hired Philadelphia architect Horace
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Newport, RI
Modeled after a French chateau and completed in 1901, The Elms, served as a luxurious "summer cottage" for Mr. and Mrs. Edward Berwind, whose fortune was made in the coal industry. The remarkable interior of
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
Featuring close to 100,000 works of art, The Rhode Island School of Design Museum preserves objects from varying cultures and time periods for the appreciation and interpretation of its visitors. Found throughout
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Providence, RI
Roam the three floors of Rhode Island's Old State House on your own with a handwritten guide from the Visitor's Center or take one of the guided tours offered at the top of each hour, Monday through Friday, between
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
For a mere $2 per person, one can view the exhibit halls of Providence's Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, which include hundreds of thousands of artifacts from sites around the world. And for only $3
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Newport, RI
Newport's International Tennis Hall of Fame is a must-see for sports enthusiasts. Roam the museum's 18 galleries and take a self-guided, audio tour which provides facts about the collection, the history of Newport
Save to My List   Libraries & Bookstores   Providence, RI
Since 1836, the Providence Athenaeum has served the community as a book lender and cultural center offering educational and cultural programs to suit many interests. Set in a well-preserved, historic building
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Mystic, CT
Discover the world of ocean wonder at the Mystic Aquarium located in the shoreline town on Mystic, Connecticut. Learning and fun opportunities await you as you explore this incredible aquarium and research facility
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Griswold, CT
This farm has such a wonderful story to behold on its website. In addition to having a phenomenal ice cream shop, they plant over 300,000+ sunflowers over 14 acres and all proceeds from their bloom time event
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Attleboro, MA
The Capron Park Zoo is a small park with plenty of animals to see. The river otters offer plenty of entertainment with their tricks and performances that they seem to do endlessly! A great place to bring the entire
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Sutton, MA
This unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm is different than any other state park around. Instead of just walking through the woods, it's about climbing rocks big and small. Lots of free parking. Grills and
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Mendon, MA
Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts is a 300 acre facility that exhibits creature and critters from all over the globe. Their animal collection includes North American elk, forest deer, a variety of birds
Save to My List   Amusements   Douglas, MA
A family-owned recreational water facility nestled in south central Massachusetts. Kids of all ages can enjoy a full day of family fun at Breezy, which has been operating for over 60 years. Located at the heart
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Worcester, MA
Worcester Ecotarium is a center for the study and exploration of science and nature, it provides science education to the children in school grades of K-12, with the help of many exciting and fun-filled hands-on
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Boylston, MA
The Tower Hill Botanical Gardens is owned and managed by the Worcester County Horticultural Society. This non-profit aims to advance the general knowledge of the practice of horticulture whilst also making its
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Woonsocket, RI
Through the Museum of Work and Culture, experience the lives of the men, women and children who migrated from the farms of Quebec to the mill town of Woonsocket, Rhode Island from the late 1800's to 1900's in
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Worcester, MA
Live escape room adventures take you into the real thrill and excitement of the game where you are running against time and solving mysteries and clues and thinking out of the box to reach your goal along with
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Millbury, MA
Stowe Farm is a 6th generation, family-owned and operated farm. Seasonally, Stowe Farm features many activities including pick your own apples & pumpkins, petting zoo, pony rides, a rock wall climbing and
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   New Shoreham, RI
Block Island is a beautiful island that is located just 13 miles south of Rhode Island, the town of New Shoreham in Block Island is a popular site for offering entertainment and outdoor activities to the tourists
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Martha's Vineyard is a large island south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known throughout the United States as a popular summer tourist destination, especially for the rich and famous. Only accessible by
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Newport, RI
Gooseberry Beach is a serene beach located along the Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island. Visitors can enjoy soaking up the Sun and enjoy splashing in the water. It is a cute little beach that is privately owned
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Middletown, RI
Norman Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful nature preserve and a wildlife museum located in Middletown, Rhode Island, this sanctuary was founded in 1949. The 325-acre bird sanctuary has 7 miles of hiking trails, a visitor
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Middletown, RI
Visit Sachuest Beach in Middletown, Rhode Island, which is a beautiful natural beach with clear sand and sand dunes. Known as "Second Beach", the well maintained beach trail gives scenic ocean views and plenty
Save to My List   Museums & Science   MASHANTUCKET, CT
The Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut represents history and culture of Native Americans in the United States and Canada, collection and artifacts spanning from the 16th to the 20th century. The museum
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Falmouth, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens is a beautiful 19th century estate in Falmouth, Massachusetts that once belonged to the wealthy Beebe family. Today visitors can explore their mansion, which has been converted into
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Falmouth, MA
Old Silver Beach is a public recreation area in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, which is located approximately 65 miles south of Boston. It consists of two sections of beach, one for residents and the other
Save to My List   Beaches & Lakes   Westport, MA
Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a popular recreation area near Boston that is known for its sandy beaches and beautiful estuary. The reservation is located on a peninsula in Buzzards Bay, a gorgeous nature
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Grafton, MA
The Willard House & Clock Museum has a proud history making some of the finest clocks in the world. On a visit to the Willard homestead you will step back in time to appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty
Save to My List   Markets & Shops   Shrewsbury, MA
Do you like chocolate? Thought so. Hebert Candy Mansion is a treat for chocolate lovers everywhere, and let's be honest, who doesn't adore chocolate?! Children will love the selections on offer while adults will
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Northborough, MA
Tougas Farm is a true family endeavor. Way back in 1981 Phyllis and Maurice Tougas bought the central plot of land along with the farmhouse and since then have worked hard to add more crops, buildings and land
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Foxborough, MA
5 Wits is an adventure center unlike any other. At their location at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Massachusetts, they have two adventures on offer to the public. As part of each you and your group must contend
Save to My List   Libraries & Bookstores   Newport, RI
Opened in 1750, while our country was still under British rule, The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the nation's oldest lending library in America. Housed in a magnificent building modeled after a Grecian
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Newport, RI
Housed in a historic armory built in 1838, the Museum of the Artillery Company of Newport contains an extensive array of historic artifacts including military uniforms from 50 different nations, an impressive
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Newport, RI
Military and history enthusiasts will enjoy the U.S. Naval War College Museum, a National Historic Landmark, which, through its short and long-term exhibits, tracks the importance of our naval heritage going back
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Newport, RI
Marble House was completed in 1892 and given by William Vanderbilt to his wife, Alva, as a birthday gift. Hosting lavish parties in this magnificent mansion, the Vanderbilts paved the way for Newport's transformation
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Newport, RI
Don't miss historic Fort Adams, the current version of which was active during five of our country's wars from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800's to World War II. The original Fort Adams was garrisoned
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Foxboro, MA
Fans of New England Patriots football team and fans of the sport will surely savor the time that they will spend at The Hall. Aside from team memorabilia, The Hall is full of fun interactive exhibits. Remember
Save to My List   Farms & Orchards   Johnston, RI
Have a free weekend day? Don't miss Verde Vineyards, where you can leisurely stroll pass the grapevines in this serene setting less than 15 minutes from downtown Providence. Take a guided tour to learn about
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
Representing dozens of local, national and international artists since 2008, the Royal Gallery features hundreds of high-quality and classically inspired pieces. From sculptures to jewelry to still life paintings
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Don't miss the first mansion built in Rhode Island, constructed in 1768 by John Brown, a merchant, statesman, slave trader, and former owner and early benefactor of Brown University. Declared a national landmark
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
Discover similarities and differences of the world's many cultures through your inspection of over one million objects at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. The work of anthropologists and archaeologists
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Providence, RI
In the heart of downtown Providence, visitors can find a vestige of the past - the home of Governor Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built in 1707, this home was occupied by one of
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Providence, RI
Step back in time to the Victorian era as you tour the well-preserved, 19th-century estate of the Lippitt family, prominent politicians and civic leaders in the state of Rhode Island for many years. Built in
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Providence, RI
With dozens of gastronomic exhibits covering 25,000 feet of gallery space, the Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson and Wales University provides a delicious experience for everyone. Children will love the Little
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Worcester, MA
The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) features over 35,000 art houses that are representing different cultures from all over the world. The WAM opened in 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts and the second largest art museum
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Smithfield, RI
A membership to the RI Audobon Society is great for kids. They have a bunch of kids related activities, like frog watching, story telling, meeting a variety of local birds and animals. They have a small museum
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