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Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Jul 17th 2019 at 6:57 AM

Overview

Pawtucket is a beautiful city in Providence County, Rhode Island. Home to approximately 73,000 people living within nine square miles of land, it is the fourth largest city in the state. Pawtucket is known in history as the birthplace of the Slater Mill which kicked off the American Industrial Revolution in 1793. This industrial city has, in recent years, strived to open its doors to culture and the arts. The efforts have paid off and Pawtucket is now a budding center for culture and the performing arts in the region. The city’s friendly atmosphere, recreational opportunities and interesting attractions lure visitors from nearby cities and states every year.

Tourist Attractions

There is much to see and explore in Pawtucket. The Slater Memorial Park is a well-visited attraction that holds year-round events that are worth seeing like Pumpkins in the Park, the Haunted Tunnel, Winter Wonderland and the Pawtucket Arts Festival. The park also contains picnic areas, open fields for sports, and the oldest house in the city, the Daggett House. If you’re traveling with children, Hasbro Company, one of the world’s largest toy companies, is a must-visit. You may also want to see the oldest church in Rhode Island, St. Cecelia’s. If you’re in town during the winter, Lee’s Pond is the best place to go for ice skating.

Things to Do

Pawtucket offers plenty of activities for everyone from all walks of life. Those who want to taste the culture of the region can catch performances of several world-class theater companies in the Gamm Theatre or The Met. If you’d like to see spectacular views of the Blackstone River, you can join the boat tours offered by the Samuel Slater Canal Boat or follow the trail from the edge of Slater Park to the Daggett Athletic Fields. Skating is a popular pastime in the city and there are several excellent venues for it like the United Skates of America and the Dennis M Lynch Arena Ice Skating Rink. Book your Pawtucket Hotels with Reservations.com.

Restaurants and Dining

The dining scene in Pawtucket can easily turn a simple visit into a culinary adventure with its many and varied offerings of cuisines from all over the world. Whether you’re into exotic fare or good old American comfort food, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste in any of the restaurants in the city. For a taste of India, you can head to Rasoi. There you will find excellent dishes that even those new to Indian cuisine will love. If you’re more into European flavors and beer, Dohertys East Avenue Irish Pub delivers. Corrine’s and the Roast House are two of the best places for American cuisine. There are also a number of establishments that serve Chinese food as well.

Best Museums

Being a town steeped in history, Pawtucket is home to several historic sites and museums that tell stories of its colorful past. The Slater Mill Historic Site on the Blackstone River tells the story of the American industrial heritage from its birth during the Industrial Revolution. Built in 1793, the Slater Mill was the first water-powered cotton mill in the continent. Daytime and ghost tours as well as workshops are being held in the museum.

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