10 Memorial BoulevardProvidence, RI, 02903Phone: 401-456-0200
Providence - The Creative Capital
Providence is known for its vibrant culinary, and arts and culture scenes. The RISD Museum is home to nearly 100,000 works of art ranging from the ancient to the avant-garde. Theater lovers will want to see a show at the beautifully gilded Providence Performing Arts Center or at the Tony Award-winning Trinity Rep. One of the city's most popular events, WaterFire, is a multisensory art installation highlighted by a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village has delighted generations of visitors and The Alex and Ani City Center boasts ice skating in the heart of downtown. For more things to do in Providence, visit GoProvidence.com.
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
175 Main StreetPawtucket, RI, 02860Phone: 401-724-2200
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.
South County Tourism Council Visitor Center
4808 Tower Hill RoadSouth Kingstown, RI, 02879Phone: 401-789-4422
Maps, brochures, and staff members offer tourism information and assistance. Wheelchair access.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
Rhode Island Welcome Center
I-95 North from Connecticut between exits 2 and 3 in I-95 North between exits 2 and 3Richmond, RIPhone:
The Welcome Center is equipped with rest stop services. Brochures and literature on tourism destinations for entire state.
Hours: Year-round, daily.
T.F. Green Airport Visitor Information Center
2000 Post Road at Green AirportWarwick, RI, 02886Phone: 401-691-2471
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.
Bristol Visitors Center
400 Hope Street (Burnside Building)Bristol, RI, 02809Phone: 401-410-0040
Services include maps & brochures, public restroom, public phones, free parking.
Hours: May-October, daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed November - April
Block Island Hospitality Center
1 Water StreetNew Shoreham on Block Island, RIPhone: 401-466-2982
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.
Newport Visitors Center
23 America's Cup AvenueNewport, RI, 02840Phone: 401-845-9123
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.