Blackstone Valley attractions reveal area's natural and social historyRhode Island is a place of firsts in American history, and the Blackstone Valley has its share of them. Slater Memorial Park is the site of the first mill that started up the industrial revolution in America. You’ll enjoy riding an early carousel by Danish immigrant Charles I. D. Looff that boasts 42 horses, three dogs, and a lion, camel, and giraffe. Explore this historic river on foot or on a 40-passenger riverboat that offers interesting narrated tours. Stroll old towns, savor ethnic dining and take in the blues, cool jazz and local sounds at intimate music venues.
Slater Memorial Park Carousel
Newport Avenue (Route 1A) Pawtucket, RI, 02861 Phone: 401-728-0500 Ext - 25
Hours: Open during warm weather: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Call ahead for changes in hours.
Admission: Rides are 25 cents.
Departs from Central Fall landing, 45 Madeira Avenue Central Falls, RI Phone: 401-724-2200