All Other Destinations and Attractions in Rhode Island
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Woonsocket (pop. 43,000) was settled in the late 17th century. The area was mainly farmland until the early 1800's when it became an industrial center. Manufacturing villages developed quickly following the arrival of workers from Europe, Canada, and the surrounding areas.
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
The Blackstone River takes a course from Worcester, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island. The Black River Valley contains 400,000 acres of towns, cities, and parkland. It was designated a heritage site to preserve the value of the Blackstone River Valley for generations to come.
Museum of Work & Culture
The Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket depicts the migration of French Canadians who came to the town to work in the factories. The museum is housed in a former textile mill.
Slatersville, Rhode Island
Slatersville is one of America's oldest mill villages, founded in 1803 by entrepreneurs, Samuel Slater and John Slater. In 1807 the first mill was completed, Slatersville Mill.The town was laid out with New England village greens and commons, many houses around the Slatersville Green were built by the Slater company between 1810 and 1820.Slatersville Congregational Church was built in 1808 and served as a non-denominational meetinghouse until 1816. The formal congregation was formed in 1818. The current building, with its tall spire, facing the common was erected in 1838 by the Slater Company.
Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, Rhode Island
Little Compton, Rhode Island
Little Compton was founded in 1682. The town today exudes an atmosphere of Colonial New England and has developed into a vacation destination. Apart from the summer influx of tourists, Little Compton is primarily a working town whose economy is based on fishing and farming. If you are up early enough you can watch the fleet depart each morning from the Sakonnet Wharf. The state bird, The Rhode Island Red, was developed in Little Compton and is famous for its brown eggs and meat.
Tiverton, Rhode Island
The town of Tiverton is known as a summer resort area. Historically the town played a part in the Revolution as it was a place of refuge for Americans fleeing from the British. The town has some interesting sights, one of which is the Chase-Cory House. Be sure to check and see what exhibits are on display as they change regularly. Just outside of town is Fort Baron. This was the location for the famous Battle of Rhode Island. Today it features numerous walking trails and a lookout tower. For those interested in wildlife, be sure to visit the Rueckner Wildlife Center. This facility encompasses 48 acres of wetlands where numerous bird species and interesting plant species can be viewed.
Water Wizz, Westerly, Rhode Island
Water Wizz in Westerly has giant water slides and children's slides for youngsters. It features more than 1,000ft/305m of tunnels into two pools.