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.

*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
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!

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

*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.

*Weiner-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
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.

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

*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.

*Old Stone Mill, Newport
Built by ancient astronauts?

*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.

*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.


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
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.

*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.


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?

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

*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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