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The Best Cultural Activities in Rhode Island

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Cultural Activities in Rhode Island

The Breakers , Newport
4.8
The Breakers was once the lavish summer home of the powerful Vanderbilt family. Today, the well-maintained property is a National Historic La
Tours from $6
Historic Walking Area
Cliff Walk , Newport
4.7
Cliff Walk is a 5.6 km (3.5 mi) public access walkway that takes you along Newport’s shoreline. The walk is famous for its views, which combi
Tours from $50
Scenic Drive
4.7
Driving along the Atlantic coast, imagine what life must have been like at one of the lavishing mansions on Ocean Drive Historic District, wh
Tours from $25
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Duration: 3 hours
For ages 5 and up, this approx 3-hour tour is our 90 minute narrated overview Newport Mansions Trolley Tour PLUS a 90-minute tour ticket for admission inside the Vanderbilt Breaker's Mansion (total approx 3 hrs).After boarding our luxurious and comfortable trolley at Bus Platform #2 of the Newport Bus Terminal, your driver starts the tour with a brief history of Colonial-era downtown and explains the Gilded Era history and events that occurred over the centuries. Then you will experience breath-taking views of scenic Ocean Drive prior to seeing the strip of mansions lining Bellevue Ave. Along the route, movie and TV sets will come to life, such as the Great Gatsby, Amistad, True Lies, and a dozen more.Today's happenings are also thoroughly covered such as the best dining spots, boat tours, and other fun activities. Your tour guide will detail the best way to navigate this bustling city as well as explain the Cliff Walk attractions.
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The Elms , Newport
4.8
A French-style mansion, The Elms represents the former summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind. The construction of the house
Tours from $8
Marble House , Newport
4.7
See the opulence of the Gilded Age at Marble House. The mansion was finished in 1892 as a summer house for New York millionaire William K. Va
Tours from $6

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NewportTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area, Architectural Building ProvidenceTrip planner BEST FOR: Performance, Zoo, Art Museum PortsmouthTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Specialty Museum, Winery / Vineyard North KingstownTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Aquarium, History Museum JamestownTrip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, State Park, Bridge

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