Architecture and buildings

Like a toilet paper tube for a hamster, these are the shelters of our lives.

*Angkor Wat Replica, Cranston
The eighth wonder next door!

*The Arcade, Providence
The nation's oldest indoor shopping mall!

*Belcourt Castle, Newport
by Charles von Hamm
The history of a Newport mansion.

*Big Milk Can, North Smithfield
Crumbling landmark still intrigues.

*The Cranston Street Armory, Providence
Michael Schemaille
A peek inside.

*Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America, Providence
Way to demonstrate commitment, Roger.

*Nibbles Woodaway, Providence
Rhode Island's favorite wood-boring pest.

*Old Stone Mill, Newport
Built by ancient astronauts?

*The Shunned House, Providence
by Rory Raven
What evil lurks beneath the streets of Providence?

*Smith-Appleby House Museum, Smithfield
Tracing the roots of a Smithfield treasure.

*The Westerly Armory, Westerly
by Colonel Howard F. Brown and Professor Roberta Mudge Humble
An old soldier with a modern mission.


Goofy stuff

Smirk all you want—you're smirking with us, not at us.

*A&W Root Beer Stand, Greenville, Smithfield
If your visit was swell, ring the bell!

*Aardvark Antiques, Newport
Knickknacks of the rich and famous!

*Big Coffee Mug, North Smithfield
King Kong-sized caffeine delivery system!

*Big Hand Truck, Johnston
Just can't get enough of that big, big stuff!

*Big Rooster, Providence
Big wings, big thighs, big breasts, oh my!

*Former Condom Hut, Knightsville, Cranston
Drive-thru population control.

*Crescent Park Carousel, Riverside, East Providence
Horse power!

*Crosswalk to Nowhere, Foster
A town of unrepentant jaywalkers.

*Fort Therapy, Block Island
The silence to discover your own small, still voice.

*Hollywood Walk of Fame, Pawtucket
Put your hands in the hands of the stars.

*Jerimoth Hill, Foster
Don't forget your crampons!

*Narragansett Indian Monument, Narragansett
As seen in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

*National Debt Sign, Pawtucket Updated
Better dead than in the red?

*Nibbles Woodaway, Providence
Rhode Island's favorite wood-boring pest.

*Florence Nightingale's Nursing Cap, Westerly
Heroic headgear.

*Painted Rock, Block Island
The paintball with the crunchy rock center!

*Point Judith Corrosion Test Facility, Point Judith, Narragansett
by Paul Kandarian
Low rust, no miles.

*Rhode Island Red Commemorative Monument, Adamsville, Little Compton
Eugenics is not a dirty word.

*Grave of Dr. William P. Rothwell, Pawtucket
Post-Mortem Mirth.

*Settlers' Rock, Block Island
No animals were harmed in the settling of this island—well, not much.

*Wein-O-Rama, Cranston
All hail the Rhode Island hot wet long weiner!


Graves

We all have to go sometime—meet some who have gone before you.

*William Blackstone Memorial Park, Cumberland
by Louise Lind
Has anyone seen a box of bones around?

*Grave of Mercy L. Brown, Exeter
Rhode Island's favorite vampire.

*Grave of General Ambrose Everett Burnside, Providence
The 1970s owe him so much.

*Grave of Nicholas Colasanto, Cranston
On permanent hiatus.

*Grave of Governor Thomas Wilson Dorr, Providence
Rhode Island's outlaw governor.

*Grave of Stephen Hopkins, Providence
Ten-time Governor of Rhode Island; signer of the Declaration of Independence.

*Jackson-Carter Memorial, South Kingstown
Cain, meet Abel.

*Grave of H.P. Lovecraft, Providence
The cosmic worms go in, the cosmic worms go out.

*Grave of Elizabeth Alden Pabodie, Little Compton
First white woman born in New England.

*Grave of Pookie, Portsmouth Updated
Lucky dog.

*Grave of Dr. William P. Rothwell, Pawtucket
Post-Mortem Mirth.

*Swan Point Cemetery, Providence
The aesthetics of death.

*Grave of Nellie L. Vaughn, West Greenwich
The vampire who wasn't—not even a little bit.

*Cenotaph of John Wickes, Esq., Warwick
One man, two graves.


Historical tedium

The guided house tour that never ends.

*William Blackstone Memorial Park, Cumberland
by Louise Lind
Has anyone seen a box of bones around?

*Grave of General Ambrose Everett Burnside, Providence
The 1970s owe him so much.

*Grave of Governor Thomas Wilson Dorr, Providence
Rhode Island's outlaw governor.

*Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America, Providence
Way to demonstrate commitment, Roger.

*The Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket
by Tim Lehnert
Venerer le travailleur!

*Florence Nightingale's Nursing Cap, Westerly
Heroic headgear.

*Piazza Marconi, Johnston
A signal honor.

*Rhode Island State House, Providence
A defective cannon, a fake Liberty Bell, some moon dust, and a convicted felon.

*Hannah Robinson Rock, South Kingstown
A tragic tale of romance, betrayal, and thick-headedness.

*Rumstick Point Marker, Barrington
A sedentary stone gathers some paint.

*Settlers' Rock, Block Island
No animals were harmed in the settling of this island—well, not much.

*Cenotaph of John Wickes, Esq., Warwick
One man, two graves.


Nature junk

When a seagull poops on you, it's good luck. Really.

*Bald Eagles of Scituate Reservoir, North Scituate, Scituate
by Mike Tucker
This Way to the Eaglets!

*Cobble Rock, North Smithfield
A loss of balance leads from fame to forgotten.

*Jerimoth Hill, Foster
Don't forget your crampons!

*Newport Butterfly Zoo, Tiverton
Butterflies aren't free.

*Painted Rock, Block Island
The paintball with the crunchy rock center!

*The Parakeets of Bullock Neck, Riverside, East Providence Updated
by Kim Calcagno
Rhode Island's little green aliens.

*Hannah Robinson Rock, South Kingstown
A tragic tale of romance, betrayal, and thick-headedness.

*Rodman's Hollow, Block Island
Home of the voles.

*Save The Bay Seal Watch Tours, Newport
by Kate Schreitmueller
For the pinniped voyeurs among us.

*Settlers' Rock, Block Island
No animals were harmed in the settling of this island—well, not much.

*Sin and Flesh Brook, Tiverton
River of death!

*Swan Point Cemetery, Providence
The aesthetics of death.

*Cenotaph of John Wickes, Esq., Warwick
One man, two graves.


Rhode Island fame

Limited fame is, nevertheless, still fame.

*Allie's Donuts, North Kingstown
It's not a dream—it's Allie's!

*William Blackstone Memorial Park, Cumberland
by Louise Lind
Has anyone seen a box of bones around?

*Grave of General Ambrose Everett Burnside, Providence
The 1970s owe him so much.

*Clarendon Court Mansion, Newport
Murder or mishap?

*Grave of Nicholas Colasanto, Cranston
On permanent hiatus.

*Grave of Governor Thomas Wilson Dorr, Providence
Rhode Island's outlaw governor.

*Haven Brothers Diner, Providence
Up all night.

*Hollywood Walk of Fame, Pawtucket
Put your hands in the hands of the stars.

*Grave of Stephen Hopkins, Providence
Ten-time Governor of Rhode Island; signer of the Declaration of Independence.

*Grave of H.P. Lovecraft, Providence
The cosmic worms go in, the cosmic worms go out.

*Nibbles Woodaway, Providence
Rhode Island's favorite wood-boring pest.

*Providence House, Providence
Quirky drama spotlights the Renaissance City.

*Rhode Island Red Commemorative Monument, Adamsville, Little Compton
Eugenics is not a dirty word.

*Rodman's Hollow, Block Island
Home of the voles.

*The Shunned House, Providence
by Rory Raven
What evil lurks beneath the streets of Providence?

*Wein-O-Rama, Cranston
All hail the Rhode Island hot wet long weiner!

*Roger Williams's Landing Place Monument, Providence
If we hadn't blown it up and sold it for souvenirs, this would be our Plymouth Rock.

*Yacht Club Bottling Works, Centerdale, North Providence
by Tracey Minkin
Time in a bottle.


Spooky stuff

The spine-tingling stories behind some ghoulish locations.

*Grave of Mercy L. Brown, Exeter
Rhode Island's favorite vampire.

*Clarendon Court Mansion, Newport
Murder or mishap?

*The Shunned House, Providence
by Rory Raven
What evil lurks beneath the streets of Providence?

*Sin and Flesh Brook, Tiverton
River of death!

*Grave of Nellie L. Vaughn, West Greenwich
The vampire who wasn't—not even a little bit.

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