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Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit - There are exhibits on music and the arts, slavery, whaling, the immigration packets, the cranberry bogs, the longshoremen and Cape Verdean Independence among other topics

Museum of Natural History & Planetarium - The Museum is Rhode Island's only natural history museum and is home to the state's only public planetarium.

Waterfire Providence - The award winning multi-media installation created by artist Barnaby Evans, is a riverfront symbol of the city's renaissance. With its fires tended from sunset to midnight by volunteers in boats passing softly in front of the flames, it has captured the imagination of thousands of people and brought life and revitalization to Rhode Island's capitol city.

Alex and Ani City Center - As one of New England's most popular winter destinations, they offer a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza's ice rink in New York City!

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology - Brown University's major museum, located at the base of historic Mount Hope in Bristol. A treasure house of exotic objects from around the world, the museum houses fascinating artifacts from the native peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Rhode Island School of Design Museum - Traces the history of art from antiquity to the present through its collection of more than 85,000 works of art in all media from all cultures. The Museum is widely acknowledged as one of the country's best museums of its size, and brings its collection alive through special exhibitions, lectures, family-oriented activities, educational programs and other initiatives.

Columbus Theater - One of New England's most beautiful theaters... A history as unique as the entertainment provided. Perfectly located in Historic Federal Hill.

Holocaust Education and Resource Center - Serves to bear witness to the Holocaust and to honor those who perished. Striving to reduce prejudice against all minorities by teaching the community, especially its youth, about the experience of the Jews, and of the suffering of other peoples because of bigotry.

Governor Sprague Mansion - The small family homestead was constructed in the late 18th century. Featuring a central chimney, low ceilings, simple woodwork, it was a spacious type of home of the well-to-do farmer and merchant of the post-Revolutionary era.

Providence Children's Museum - Rhode Island's only museum especially for children and their families. Providence Children's Museum is a hands-on place where kids and grown-ups play and learn together. Explore the swirling, whirling ways of water, discover the secret world beneath the city streets and learn how much fun learning can be!

Roger Williams Park Zoo - This beautiful 430-acre Victorian park is comprised of waterways, walks, outdoor gardens, a Carousel Village, Museum of Natural History and planetarium, and the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals from around the world including polar bears, snow leopards, moon bears, giraffes and elephants all in naturalistic settings.

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum - The only intact authentic example of original 19th century high style Victorian decoration in Providence.

Trinity Repertory Company - 1963: professional theater is born in Providence. The rest is history. The Tony Award, 57 world premieres, education programs, films, and tours. Laughter, insight, magic, tears, and passion, for three generations of audiences.

Providence Performing Arts Center - An architectural jewel and landmark theatre located in the heart of the capital city. PPAC presents Broadway, children's, and popular musical entertainment.

Providence Athenaeum - Part of the history of the city - a treasure to be used and enjoyed by all. Located at the corner of College and Benefit Streets, it is the oldest library/cultural center in Providence and one of the oldest libraries in the nation.

Providence Jewelry Museum - In addition to individual items, the Providence Jewelry Museum has the world's largest collection of jewelry making artifacts.

John Brown House Museum - One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house at 52 Power Street was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world.

Providence Ghost Tour - Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Try being lead by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, while hearing stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.