Providence Sights and Landmarks Guide, Rhode Island
Enjoy your trip with exceptional Providence sights
Even if the amazing state of Rhode Island is a relatively small when compared to the various other states in the United States, the Providence city includes a large number of tourist attractions that will surely entertain the residents as well as the foreign travelers. Providence is the largest city and state capital of Rhode Island. Earlier an industrial mainstay of prearranged crime, Providence’s Renaissance has made latest attractions and parks thereby bringing importance back to its historical roots. Downtown city, great nightlife and historic vistas when combined together make this city a worthwhile traveling destination.
Must visit attractions in Providence
One of the must visit sights in Providence is that of the Benefit Street Mile of History. A large number of historical structures can be discovered at this exceptional site. Another attraction that is worth visiting is the Design Museum of Art on the Benefit Street. The museum is popular for holding about 80000 art works that run the range from examples to paintings of ancient Grecian as well as Roman art. Permanent art displays of Europe, Asia and Latin America will definitely offer hours of enjoyment to the visitors from a large number of time cultures and eras. All those who have great interest in houses of worship historic designs will also get great time to enjoy in this city. There is a huge array of historical churches in the city that represent a wide variety of faiths.
The First Baptist Church is taken to be the oldest of all church edifices. On the other hand, The First Unitarian Church of Providence offers an exceptional instance of the neo-classical types of churches. Both the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Cathedral of St. John feature some of the great renderings of stained glasses.
For the shopping freaks, the Westminster Arcade is the perfect place to be. Constructed in the year 1828, the Arcade is the oldest shopping center in the entire United States. The shopping mall faced a great makeover in the year 1980 and contains a perfect blend of renowned national chains along with an exceptional variety of even the locally owned shops.
The Waterplace Park and Riverwalk also offers a great range of sights to view and the opportunity for great exercising. Including a few acres of park area stretch with cobblestone walkways, the attraction consists of a great array of picturesque locations and an amphitheatre for a fantastic picnic. So, plan a trip to Providence and enjoy its extraordinary sights and tourist attractions.
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