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South County Rhode Island

The Ryan Center - Hosts family entertainment, concerts, athletic events, trade shows, conventions and other community events.

The Theatre By the Sea - A 500 seat Summer Stock Barn Theatre, located 1/4 mile from the Rhode Island shore. Come and enjoy a night out with wonderful award-winning plays to choose from.

Water Wizz - The beach was never this exciting! Make a splash this summer with 35 foot high Giant Waterslides and 50 foot high Super Speed Slides. There is over 1,000 feet of spills and thrills, tunnels and dips that twist and turn into two treated pools of refreshing fun for all.

Historic Wickford Village - Nestled along the waterfront of Wickford Harbor, Historic Wickford Village offers a taste of New England life as it was a century or more ago. Wickford, on the western shore of Narragansett Bay, is a welcome change... it's 1700's historic homes, Churches, gardens, and picturesque harbor offer a glimpse of our nation's early history.

International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame & Museum - A comprehensive educational and resource center that will select individuals every two years. Hall of Fame inductees are chosen based on their distinguished athletic, academic, and humanitarian achievements.

Frosty Drew Observatory - A true observatory where you will see the real sky through a real telescope. This unique facility provides hands-on experience in observational astronomy to people of all ages.

The Museum of Primitive Art & Culture - Founded in 1892, South County's oldest museum houses more than 15,000 archaeological and ethnological objects from around the world. Changing exhibits in the period Southwest Mission-style gallery explore two million years of world culture...and more!

Rhode Island Lighthouses & Newport Harbor Tours - Take a narrated cruise past 10 Rhode Island Lighthouses in Narragansett Bay along with a complete Newport Harbor Tour. This 30 mile cruise also takes you past 10 beautiful islands, under the breathtaking Jamestown & Newport Bridges, past mansions, historic Fort Adams and many other famous Rhode Island sights.

The Granite Theatre - A handsomely restored Greek Revival Church that sits at the foot of Granite Street in downtown Westerly. Year round, the Granite Theatre will stage various forms of entertainment including Broadway plays, children's plays, lecture programs, cabaret acts, and more.

Atlantic Beach Park - Nestled on the south shore of Rhode Island overlooking Block Island and the tip of Long Island, Atlantic Beach Park offers a carousel with antique band organ, kiddie amusement rides, bumper cars, game room, shower and bath house facilities and much more.

Adventureland - Spend an entire afternoon testing your skills in out batting cages, racing your friends and family on state-of-the-art go-karts, soaking and squirting your "enemies" on bumper boats, or relax on the 18 hole nautical themed mini-golf course.

Fayerweather Craft Center - Built in 1820 and added in 1984 to the National Register of Historic Places. One of several historic clapboard buildings in the picturesque village of Kingston, Fayerweather House has two stories constructed around a massive stone chimney.

South County Museum - Since 1933, the South County Museum has helped to keep alive the rural, village, and maritime heritage of the past two centuries in the southern Rhode Island region. Its collection of over 20,000 artifacts offers a fascinating survey of the handcrafted technology and everyday life of an earlier time.

Quonset Air Museum - Educates the public in the state's rich aviation legacy and displays collections that document the contributions of Rhode Island to the growth and development of aviation and space exploration.

Frances Fleet - Offers a variety of fishing trips, including 1/2 day, full day, night ,offshore and overnight extended trips.

Frosty Drew Nature Center - Houses a collection of seashells and local artifacts. The main room serves both a lecture room and a work area. The Center's deck overlooks a pond filled with littoral animals and plants. It also contains bathrooms, a kitchen, and storage rooms. Adjoining the Center are the Frosty Drew Observatory and a picnic area.

Smith's Castle - An award-winning historic site, providing an opportunity for adults and children to experience nearly four centuries of Rhode Island history. The castle and grounds provide an up-close look at plantation life in Rhode Island in the 1600's.

Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge - Perched on the shoreline of the largest saltpond in the State, the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge sits upon the glacial outwash plain of the Charlestown moraine, providing the refuge with its unique character. The wildlife present is as diverse as the vegetation which occupies the land. Over 250 bird species visit seasonally, and 70 species nest on the property, making bird watching and photography popular refuge activities.