Roger Williams Park Zoo
43 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
We have a great zoo close by. And the park in general is great for relaxing, jogging, walking.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo contains more than 150 animals from around the world in natural settings. It was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest zoos in the nation.
You can go for a picnic, a swan ride, pet barn animals, feed the elephants, rollerblade, play tennis, just walk.
A great location to take the kids, the zoo is always hosting special events to include the Jack-o-lantern spectacular, a must see in the fall.
Don't miss the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in October.
Great zoo, and if you're visiting in the Fall, you have to check out the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
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