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  • 1. Providence Children's Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    At Rhode Island's only hands-on children's museum, kids and their families play and learn in vibrant interactive environments. Favorites include...Read More

  • 2. Downcity

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    A highly walkable section of Downtown—and for some residents synonymous with it—Downcity contains a thriving mix of college buildings, restaurants...Read More

  • 3. Market House

    Downtown | Educational Institution

    Built in 1773–74 and designed by Joseph Brown, this brick structure on South Main Street is part of the Rhode Island School of Design these...Read More

  • 4. Rhode Island State House

    Downtown | Government Building

    Designed by the noted architecture firm McKim, Mead & White, Rhode Island's beautiful 1904 capitol building has one of the world's largest...Read More

  • 5. Roger Williams National Memorial

    Downtown | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This 4½-acre park dedicated to Rhode Island's founder has a symbolic well to mark the site of the spring around which Roger Williams built Providence...Read More

  • 6. Waterplace Park and River Walk

    Downtown | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Venetian-style footbridges, cobblestone walkways, and an amphitheater encircling a tidal basin set the tone at this 4-acre tract along the...Read More

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