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Best things to do in Providence

College Arts Building
“Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is an art museum in Providence affiliated with the Rhode Island School of Design, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The museum was founded in 1877 and is the 20th largest art museum in the United States”
82 locals recommend
Library
“One of our favorite spots! This Greek Revival private library is a must-see for academics -- and has some Edgar Allen Poe ties.”
25 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located on the historic Benefit Street on the East Side of Providence, the JB Museum is a worthwhile visit.”
17 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“See a show, check-out the gallery or take a quick class. Life-drawing drop-ins.”
25 locals recommend
Museum
“(RISD = “Riz-Dee”) - world famous premier fine arts and design college with famous alumni such as Dale Chihuly, Seth MacFarlane, Nicole Miller, David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg”
13 locals recommend
Museum
“I loved to take the kids to the Children's Museum when they were little. This is a really wonderful place to spend an afternoon!”
11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Don't be fooled! "Craftland" sounds like an arts and crafts store, but it's actually a really cool boutique selling only handcrafted materials, from letterpress cards to scarves, wallets, and baby items.”
15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Looking for a unique handmade gift? This is the spot, in addition to featuring great craft items that were either made in or by artist from Rhode Island, you can also find wonderful cards, and great Rhody-themed t-shirts.”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Great exhibitions. This is small in size but worthy of a visit. Combine this with a trip to the Botanical Garden at Roger Williams Park”
2 locals recommend
University
“After a day in Providence, you'll be inspired to create SOMETHING. Buy your raw materials here.”
6 locals recommend
Library
“The Library opened this classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century American architecture. Providence Public Library differs from most, in that it is privately governed and supported, but it serves the people in the best “public” sense of the word. The Alfred Brownell collection of ship models is on permanent display in the Ship Room, and the Paul C. Nicholson whaling collection includes a number of both artistic pieces of scrimshaw and several hundred logbooks from whaling vessels.Guided architectural tours of the historic library are offered every other Tuesday.”
3 locals recommend
University
“Open to the public free of charge on clear Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Check their site for confirmation weather's good. ”
4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great art classes and exhibits. Contrary to popular belief their exhibits are free and open to the public. And, if you can find a friend who's a member, ask them to take you to lunch or dinner--the food is fabulous and the atmosphere devine.”
1 local recommends
Museum
1 local recommends
Library
3 locals recommend
Museum
2 locals recommend