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10 Memorial Boulevard
Providence, RI, 02903
Providence - The Creative Capital
Aptly dubbed the Creative Capital, Providence, Rhode Island has become known for its diverse culinary, and arts and culture scenes. Providence was named the #1 City in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” 2014 poll. Home to one of the nation's best art schools, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the city also features the RISD Museum of Art, which houses more than 91,000 works ranging from French Impressionist paintings to contemporary multimedia art. The performing arts are also a big part of the Providence arts scene, led by Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company and the Providence Performing Arts Center, which hosts touring Broadway shows, plays and concerts. One of the city's most popular events is WaterFire, a multi-sensory art installation, highlighted by a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. Roger Williams Park Zoo is a top-notch family attraction that has delighted generations of visitors. The Alex and Ani City Center boasts ice skating in the heart of downtown, featuring more ice than Rockefeller Center and the city's dynamic skyline as a backdrop. For more things to see and do in Providence, follow our link above.
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
The Blackstone Valley Visitor Center is the first visitor center opened on the America's Heritage River System. The Center acts as a one-stop information resource for visitors and residents alike. More than 300 brochure holders allow visitors to quickly pick up information on local businesses and organizations. Other amenities include at hands-on relief map of the Blackstone River Valley watershed; an art gallery, a state-of-the-art theater, a museum shop that sells crafts from local artisans, a unique collection of books, specialty foods, and heritage products; access to local buses.
Hours: Year-round, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Newport Visitors Center
23 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840
Services include tourist assistance kiosks, maps & brochures,
tickets to attractions, tours & events, room reservation assistance
merchandise, public restroom, public phones, vending machines, ATM, post cards, change machine, stamps machine.
Parking: 30 minutes of free parking with validation available. Public parking garage is located adjacent to the Visitors Center but not operated by the Visitors Center. Discounted validated parking with use of public transportation.
Public transportation hub for Rhode Island's Public Transport (RIPTA) at 401-781-9400. Interstate bus transportation to Boston at 401-846-1820 and to New York City at 888-751-8800.
Hours: May-October, daily, 9 a.m.- 5 or 6 p.m.; October to May, daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed major holidays.
Block Island Hospitality Center
1 Water Street
New Shoreham on Block Island, RI
Located at Ferry Landing in Old Harbor, this visitor center has restrooms, lockers, an ATM, maps and brochures. Staff members can help secure lodging and information about events and activities on the island. Daily updated information on lodging is available.
Hours: Summer, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
South County Tourism Council Visitor Center
4808 Tower Hill Road
South Kingstown, RI, 02879
Maps, brochures, and staff members offer tourism information and assistance. Wheelchair access.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bristol Visitors Center
400 Hope Street (Burnside Building)
Bristol, RI, 02809
Services include maps & brochures, public restroom, public phones, free parking.
Hours: May-October, daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed November - April
T.F. Green Airport Visitor Information Center
2000 Post Road at Green Airport
Warwick, RI, 02886
Located on the ground level of the airport,, near baggage claim. Offers brochures, maps, tourims information, restrooms, Internet. Wheelchair accessible.
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.; closed on major holidays.
Rhode Island Welcome Center
I-95 North from Connecticut between exits 2 and 3 in I-95 North between exits 2 and 3
The Welcome Center is equipped with rest stop services. Brochures and literature on tourism destinations for entire state.
Hours: Year-round, daily.
Providence Visitor Information Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI, 02903
Located in downtown Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Walking distance from lodgings, dining, shopping, and tourist attractions. Short term parking available at the entrance. Offers brochures, maps, tourism information and assistance, and reservations. Restrooms. Wheelchair accessible.
Hours: Year-round, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.