travel guide for Rhode Island
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The Breakers, Newport
Boasting an extravagant and intricately designed interior, this Gilded Age mansion is a depiction of its owner’s wealth. Built in 1895, it was used as a summer home by Vanderbilt.
The Breakers has seventy rooms featuring millions of dollars worth of paintings, fine wood paneling, carved stucco, and a grand three-story dining room. Designed with French and Italian marble and alabaster, the dining room stands out among other rooms for its incredible design and beauty.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Although among the oldest zoos in the country, it still displays modern designs and ethics. The zoo has been designed so that animals feel as close to their natural habitats as possible. Many animals live cage-free, and visitors can look closely at them with minimum visible barriers.
This forty-acre zoo is home to snow leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, alligators, wildebeest, kangaroo, red panda, and many other native and unusual animals. A trip to Rogers Williams Zoo can help children and adults learn more about different species, their way of living, and their habitat. The park also has a Botanical Center, the Museum of Natural History, a planetarium, and a carousel.
RISD Museum of Art, Providence
RISD Museum of Art is located at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. What makes it stand out is the wide range of collections displayed here. The collections show pieces from ancient times to the modern era. For example, the textile and dress collections display ancient Egyptian clothing fragments and some twentieth-century modern American designs.
Other noteworthy collections at the museum include Asian Art, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Designs, and a painting and sculpture collection making it a dream location for all history and art lovers.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Marble House, Newport
Narragansett Bay Beaches
Colt State Park, Bristol
Providence Performing Arts Center