The Mansions – Newport, Rhode Island

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The Mansions – Newport, Rhode Island

Just envision living in a time when the homes of the great residents of the community were the amazing homes that you can tour today.

First is the Breakers which was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad.  The villa was constructed in 1893 to replace the earlier wood-framed house which was destroyed by fire the previous year.  The mansion is a 70 room Italian Renaissance style palazzo inspired by  the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin.

The mansion was eventually purchased from the heir of the Vanderbilt’s in 1972 and is designated a National Historic Landmark.

Location:
44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

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Providence Sound Session 2010 (July 18-24)

Providence

SoundSession’10 is New England’s premier summer music festival in Rhode Island’s capital city. A multi-stage, genre-defying event, the festival is produced by the Providence Black Repertory Company in collaboration with the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism.

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Soul/Jazz Series of Live Music at the Cuban Revolution Restaurant and Bar

Providence

In 2001, in a tiny 26 seat diner, the original Cuban Revolution opened its doors on Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island. It did the unthinkable and mixed great food and drink in a setting ripe for political discourse. It quickly became a local hot spot and became a key player in the transformation of the DownCity Arts and Entertainment District.

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Museum of Newport History – Newport, Rhode Island

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Museum of Newport History – Newport, Rhode Island

It is true that the history of a community, state or the nation should be maintained to the best ability possible.  In Rhode Island one of those sanctuaries for precious artifacts, documents and memorabilia is the museum of Newport History.  It allows for those visiting Newport to gain insight into the founding of the community and the history of the people of the area.  The Museum provides an introduction to the area’s rich history, architecture as well as the stories of the people that made Newport one of America’s most important historic cities.

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Blackstone River Bikeway – Providence, Rhode Island

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Blackstone River Bikeway – Providence, Rhode Island

If you are someone that enjoys seeing the natural beauty of a place then you will certainly want to visit the bike paths of Rhode Island.  Here, beginning in Providence, you will ride for 10 miles in Central Fall, Lincoln, & Cumberland.  The ultimate end will be a 48 mile path leading from Providence to Worchester, MA.  Currently there are just the 10 miles open but it’s still worth the trip.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence

Spend the Day at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to more than 1000 animals representing nearly 140 different species. It is the third oldest zoo in the country, providing a fun and interesting place for families to go since its opening in 1872. One of the things that make this zoo special is that many of the buildings have a historical, Victorian look rather than the modern look of many zoos.

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Museum of Primitive Art and Culture – South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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South Country

Looking into the Past at the Museum of Primitive Art and Culture in Rhode Island. The Museum of Primitive Art and Culture, located in South County, Rhode Island, was founded in 1892. This makes it the oldest museum in the entire South County. It houses more than 15,000 pieces from around the world.

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Green Animals Topiary Garden – Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Newport Country

Visit the Amazing Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Located on Cory’s Lane in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is Green Animals. On this small country estate, you will find a host of topiary creatures, ornamental figures, and geometric designs. In all, there are more than 80 pieces of topiary on the grounds. Of these 80, 21 of them are animals and birds.

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Frosty Drew Observatory – Charlestown, Rhode Island

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South Country

Explore the Stars Above at the Frosty Drew Observatory. The Frosty Drew Observatory, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island, offers visitors a glimpse into the night sky, where they can learn about the stars and planets in an educational and fun manner. The observatory is a fun place to visit, especially if you or the kids have an affinity for all things that deal with outer space. You can see stars, far off galaxies, planets, moons, and so much more.

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Daggett Farm, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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Blackstone Valley, Block Island, East Bay, South Country, Warwick & West Bay

Located in the Blackstone Valley Region, Kids will Love a Visit to Daggett Farm in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Located on the old grounds of the Slater Park Zoo in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the Daggett Farm and Greenhouse was established in 1999. The proceeds from the Daggett Farm and Greenhouse and Gift Shop support programs to benefit those with developmental disabilities. This means that a visit to the farm and gift shop is more than just fun and educational; it can also make a difference in peoples’ lives.

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