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Cranston, Rhode Island
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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Located in Providence, RI (< 1 mile from Cranston)

Opened in 1896, the Museum houses more than a quarter million natural and cultural objects. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.

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Museum Planetarium
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

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Located in Providence, RI (< 1 mile from Cranston)

The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center opened in March 2007. Voted the 'Best Urban Oasis' by the 2007 Editor's Poll in Rhode Island Monthly magazine, it is the largest public indoor display gardens in New England encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens.

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Gardens
Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Located in Providence, RI (< 1 mile from Cranston)

Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals from around the world including polar bears, snow leopards, moon bears, giraffes and elephants all in naturalistic settings. The zoo's population numbers over 1000 animals, with some 139 different species on display at any given time.

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Zoo Family Attraction
Governor Sprague Mansion

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Located in Cranston, RI

The Sprague Mansion on Cranston Street has seen its share of Rhode Island history. It was the home of William Sprague II who was one of the first men to print calico cotton cloth in abundance at affordable prices.

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Historic
Culinary Archives and Museum At Johnson and Wales University

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Located in Cranston, RI

The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University is the premier museum devoted to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries.

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Museum
The Stephen Hopkins House

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Located in Providence, RI (3 miles from Cranston)

Guided tours of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family, and their slaves for four decades, on Benefit Street’s “Mile of History”, a block from Brown University, the RISD Museum, and WaterFire. This 8-room house full of antiques and Hopkins heirlooms includes the bedchamber where George Washington slept, as well as a slaves’ room and gallery currently showing a collection of 18th century samplers.

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Historic Tour
John Brown House Museum

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Located in Providence, RI (3 miles from Cranston)

One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house at 52 Power Street was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China Trade pioneer and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation and the world.

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Museum Historic

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