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Adventureland in Narragansett features a unique miniature golf course with waterfalls, caves, streams and an island. Visitors can also enjoy bumper boats, hardball and softball batting cages and a state of the art go-kart track.
Although the smallest state, Rhode Island offers one of the nation's largest concentrations of registered historic landmarks. Centuries of American history are preserved here, from 17th century Colonial homes and churches to the opulent mansions of Newport's Gilded Age. Providence's "Mile of History" on Benefit Street is believed to be the largest concentration of original Colonial houses in America. Many of these private houses can be toured during the Providence Festival of Historic Houses, held annually in June.
Rhode Island's collection of museums run the gamut from the fine arts of house museums and historic artifacts. The Museum of Art/Rhode Island School of Design, is considered one of the finest small museums in the country with collections in ancient, classical and contemporary arts. The Johnson & Wales Culinary Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum containing over 200,000 items related to the field of culinary arts and hospitality.
Rhode Islander's appreciation of the performing arts is evident in the state's many fine professional and community theater, dance and musical organizations. Providence's Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company is considered one of the finest in the nation, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra is second in New England only to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Rhode Island also offers year round, Broadway touring shows and top-name performers.
The months of July and August resound with live music during Newport's famous music festival season. Classical concerts are held in Newport's summer "cottages" during July's world-renowned Newport Music Festival. In August, Fort Adams State Park is the stage for the Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival and Newport JVS Jazz Festival. Both of these events feature legendary performers and emerging stars.
Rhode Island offers visitors an abundance of accommodations, ranging from 4-diamond hotels to historic inns and Bed & Breakfasts, economy motels and value-priced motor inns. Newport has more Bed & Breakfast establishments than any other U.S. city, surpassing San Francisco and New Orleans as the B&B; capital of America.
Rhode Island offers not only a unique blend of geographic, historic and cultural diversity, but also a vast selection of recreational activities. It is considered America's first vacationland, a distinction it earned when in 1524, Italian navigator Giovanni da Verazzano, exploring for France, was so captivated by the beauty of Narragansett Bay, he lingered a fortnight - the origin of the first two-week vacation with pay on record. Narragansett Bay is one of the largest salt water recreational areas in New England. Camping and other outdoor recreational activities are available in over 2300 acres of beautiful parks on six islands.
The terrain of Rhode Island is far more varied than one might expect from a small geographic area. For example, the southern and eastern areas of the state are relatively flat, with gently rolling farmlands. The northern and western sections, however, rise abruptly uphill through dense woodlands. Various islands and coastal areas provide variety of hiking opportunities.
When it comes to outstanding places to spend the night, Rhode Island can be very accommodating. Whether you are visiting for your honeymoon, on vacation with the kids, at a business meeting, a family reunion or an impromptu romantic getaway, you will find a variety of lodging to suit your individual needs.