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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Parks & Nature
Other Ideas: The Charles River Esplanade; Purgatory Chasm State Reservation; Arnold Arboretum; Rose Kennedy Greenway; Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

roger williams park photoThe award-winning Roger Williams Park, designed by Horace Cleveland in 1878, attracts more than 2 million visitors per year. Enjoy a covered Victorian carousel, boating, botanical gardens, zoo and natural history museum.


Roger Williams Park Zoo

Museum of Natural History & Cormack Planetarium

Carousel Village & Cafe
The village grand highlight is a beautiful Victorian carousel. Other attractions include a bouncy tent, banana boat ride, arcade games and shaky rides. The Hasbro Boundless Playground is espeically designed for children with physical disabilities.

The Café offers cold soft drinks, juices, coffee, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, burgers and pizza slices, and shaded seating.

Ride Costs:
Tokens are $1 each. (2 for 1 if you present your zoo ticket stub). Carousel rides= one token; Bouncy Tent, Banana Boat =2 tokens.

Rent swan or plain paddleboats, canoes, kayaks or an electric boat tour. For further info, call (508) 984-8264

Botanical Center
The Botanical Center is the largest public indoor display gardens in New England WITH approx. 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens. Relax by a waterfall, enjoy the wonderful fragrance of flowers from around the world, take a child on a scavenger hunt or bring a camera or sketch pad! Displays change during the year so come back to see something new!

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Open 10:00am - 5:00pm daily (sometimes later if the park is busy or on an event day)
The Carousel Village may close for inclement weather. Call ahead: (401) 785-9450 ext. 262.

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Free to enter. Rides and activities at nominal cost.



Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI map
Phone: 401-785-9450

South on I-95
Take exit 17, Elmwood Avenue Left at light Park entrance is 1/2 block on left


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