Best of Rhode Island

Rhode Island is one of the smaller US states and therefore people often write it off. What we discovered is that there is actually a lot of cool stuff to see. Take a look.

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Gondola near the Waterfire Sculpture

Gondola near the Waterfire Sculpture

WaterFire is an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the 3 rivers of downtown Providence. Visitors can take a gondola ride to get a better view of the creation. 960 1280

Liz West on Flickr  

Waterfire in Providence

Waterfire in Providence

Each Saturday during the season, which runs from May to October, more than 80 bonfires are set ablaze. The lightings are made possible by sponsors. 960 1280

Liz West on Flickr  

During each lighting, fire tenders ensure that the bonfires are maintained. Their silhouettes can often be seen among the flames. 960 1280

thurdl01 on Flickr  

WaterFire has captured the attention of more than 10 million visitors and has been credited with revitalizing Rhode Island's capital. 960 1280

Robert Anthony Provost on Flickr  

Taking a gondola ride through the 3 rivers during a lighting provides an up-close look at the bonfires. 960 1280

Rich Moffit on Flickr  

In addition to the bonfires, WaterFire includes other illuminations and entertainment. 960 1280

David Sjunnesson on Flickr  

Origami bird in WaterFire

Origami bird in WaterFire

An origami bird "flies" over the flames as part of the show. 960 1280

Kathryn Rotondo on Flickr  

Waterplace Park in Providence decorated for WaterFire

Waterplace Park in Providence decorated for WaterFire

Waterplace Park and Riverwalk both play host to WaterFire. The urban parks are illuminated by decorations and are also the site of the musical performances. 960 1280

Aaron "Tango" Tang on Flicker  

Walking Stars

Walking Stars

The Walking Stars bring the night to life. 960 1280

Aaron "Tango" Tang on Flickr  

WaterFire captures all the senses with visual effect, the crackling sounds and smells of the bonfires, and the music that fills the air. 960 1280

Lizard10979 on Flickr  

Performers at WaterFire

Performers at WaterFire

The fire isn't just on the river. Musical performers often heat things up as well. 960 1280

Lizard10979 on Flickr  

Performer at WaterFire

Performer at WaterFire

WaterFire comes to life each Saturday night through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers. 960 1280

Kathryn Rotondo on Flickr  

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