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Atlantic Beach Amusement Park

Atlantic Beach Amusement Park
Misquamicut, Washington County, Rhode Island, 02891
Atlantic Beach Park retains the same old-fashioned charm that characterized beach recreational areas of years gone by. It is still owned by the same family that purchased the land in 1920.

Belcourt Castle

Belcourt Castle
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont. It is the only mansion in Newport which is both open to the public and has a private owner in residence.

Block Island North Light

Block Island North Light
Sandy Point, Rhode Island
Block Island North Light, built in 1867, is a historic lighthouse on Block Island, Rhode Island. The current structure at Sandy Point is the fourth lighthouse built on the site and was made of granite and iron in 1867.

Block Island Southeast Light

Block Island Southeast Light
Block Island, Rhode Island
Block Island Southeast Light is a lighthouse located on Mohegan Bluffs at the southeastern corner of Block Island, Rhode Island. It is one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses built in the United States in the 19th century.

Crescent Park Looff Carousel

Crescent Park Looff Carousel
Riverside, Rhode Island
The hand-carved carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I. D. Looff and installed at Crescent Park Amusement Park in Riverside, Rhode Island. The ride's fifty-foot platform contains sixty-one horses, one camel, two single coaches, and two double chariots.

Fort Adams

Fort Adams
Newport, Rhode Island
Fort Adams is a former United States Army post in Newport, Rhode Island, established on July 4, 1799 as a First System coastal fortification, and named for President John Adams, who was in office at the time.

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of Rhode Island. The State House houses the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island as well as the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and General Treasurer.

The Breakers

The Breakers
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, 02840
Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbelt II, The Breakers is an Italian Renaissance mansion that would cost over 150 million dollars if it were built today. The four story building has 70 rooms built around a central Great Hall.

The Flying Horse Carousel

The Flying Horse Carousel
Watch Hill, Washington County, Rhode Island
Possibly the oldest carousel in the United States, it is believed to have been built 1876. The horses are hung from the ceiling with chains rather than bars. This makes them appear to "fly" as the carousel turns.

Westminster Arcade

Westminster Arcade
Providence, Rhode Island
The Westminster Arcade is a historic shopping center at 130 Westminster Street and 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1828, it is notable as the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States.

Rhode Island

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Postal Code: RI
Capital City: Providence
Became a State: May 29, 1790
Population: 1,056,298*
Area: 1,544.89 miles2 (4,001.27 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular Rhode Island Landmarks

  1. Rhode Island State House
  2. Belcourt Castle
  3. The Flying Horse Carousel
  4. The Breakers
  5. Atlantic Beach Amusement Park
  6. Westminster Arcade
  7. Block Island Southeast Light
  8. Crescent Park Looff Carousel
  9. Fort Adams
  10. Block Island North Light

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