Rhode Island is the smallest of all the states in America. What Rhode Island lacks in size, it makes up for in its wide assortment of educational and cultural opportunities. Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen colonies to become a state and its rich history dates back to its founder, Roger Williams, who established the first model of democracy.
You can easily explore all 1,214 square miles of this fine state. With access to its stunning coastline, make sure the Cliff Walk is on your to-do list. Millions of people come to Rhode Island each year to walk its 3.5 miles span and take in the views of the historic mansions that overlook the ocean. During Waterfire season you can enjoy free art, entertainment, and culinary exhibitions and events. For you sports enthusiasts, catch a Pawtucket baseball game and discover the next up-and-coming Red Sox star on their farm league. Go to the International Tennis Hall of Fame to honors the players and contributors to the sport.
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Fun Things to Do
● Explore this guide of free and discounted things to do in Rhode Island
● Go to Gallery Night the third thursday of every month for free
● Attend a bonfire or other free events during Waterfire season
● Climb up the 100-foot wooden Observation Tower in Hannah Robinson Park
● See Newport’s mansions and ocean views on the Cliff Walk
● Visit The Providence Athenaeum, one the oldest private libraries in the country
● Find all the cheap eats around Rhode Island
● Catch a Pawtucket baseball game, the farm league for the Boston Red Sox