Roger Williams Park was established in the 1800s after a family member of Providence-founder Roger Williams willed the land to the city. The urban park today is a familiar gathering place for Providence locals and a must-see destination for visitors to Rhode Island. Many of Rhode Island’s top attractions are located at Roger Williams Park. The Museum of Natural History & Planetarium is the only such facility in Rhode Island. At the Roger Williams Zoo, visitors can observe thousands of animals, including rare and endangered species. Carousel Village, with its carousel, bounce house, and playground is a dream come true for young children. Enjoy canoeing, paddle boating, and kayaking on the various lakes at Roger Williams Park. The marble-constructed Temple to Music is an iconic landmark of Roger Williams Park. Fun festivals, concerts, and other special events are held here throughout the year.
Experience the funny side of Providence, Rhode Island at local comedy clubs. From the gutt-busting jokes of seasoned comedians to the clever quirks of rising stars, Providence comedy clubs have it all. Some of the popular places for stand-up comedy include the Comedy Connection, Charlie Hall’s, and Improv Jones in Providence, and Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club at Twin River casino in Lincoln. Famous comics always headline at Catch A Rising Star. The weekend lineup includes an opening act performed by a rising star, followed by the longer set of a nationally-recognized name such as Frank Santorelli, Paul D’Angelo, and Joey Vega. Some Providence comedy clubs, including Comedy Connection and Improv Jones, offer comedy classes to help aspiring comics bring out the laughs.