10 Memorial BoulevardProvidence, RI, 02903Phone: 401-456-0200
Providence - The Creative Capital
Providence is known for its diverse culinary, and arts and culture scenes. Home to the Rhode Island School of Design, 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. The Alex and Ani City Center boasts ice skating in the heart of downtown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.