Blackstone Valley attractions reveal area's natural and social history
Rhode Island is a place of firsts in American
, 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.