Top 10 Things to do in Johnston, United States

September 28, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Johnston is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 28,769 at the 2010 census. Johnston is the site of the Clemence Irons House (1691) a stone-ender museum and the only landfill in Rhode Island. Incorporated on March 6, 1759, Johnston was named for the colonial attorney general, Augustus Johnston.
Restaurants in Johnston

1. Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903-2711 +1 401-454-6500
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4.5 based on 790 reviews

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

This innovative and internationally renowned museum showcases more than 80,000 works of art from Paul Revere's silver and caricatures of 18th century Europe, to French Impressionists and the avant-garde works of recent alumni. A 12th-century Japanese Buddha has its own room with benches for meditating.

Reviewed By ANNE R - New England

RISD Museum continues to be top-notch! we were there Jan 2015 and much of the displays delighted me-again, or newly! Beautiful furniture design-a cherry music stand as eye-catching as a sculpture--some classics from mid-century 1900's still sharp and stand-out well-designed---but I also want to compliment the guides this time. We were given suggestions and offered assistance to see more of what we were obviously enjoying by several guides-and helped navigating some of the more confusing halls and connections between areas. All was done pleasantly and so helpfully-I was really impressed and grateful!

2. Johnston War Memorial Park

1583 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919 +1 401-272-3460
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Johnston War Memorial Park

Reviewed By Debra T - Cranston, Rhode Island

Monday afternoon August 8, 2016 Louis and I went to Johnston War Memorial Park.
Address: 1583 Hartford Avenue Johnston, Rhode Island 02919.
This park is a memorial for may wars.
It has: three walking trails, baseball fields, tennis courts, a place for fishing, and basketball courts.
A park for all age groups.
There is a playground for the children.
A beautiful pond with geese around.
People can sit on the benches.
It wasn't too dirty, but some parks are cleaner than others are.
A bridge to walk on.
During the fall season there is an Apple Festival.
A great park for walking to get plenty of exercise.
Louis and I had a very nice relaxing and peaceful afternoon at the park, but the weather was hot.
Thank You.

3. Garden City Center

100 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI 02920-5742 +1 401-942-2800
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Garden City Center

Conveniently located on Route 2 in Cranston, Garden City Center is home to over 60 shops, services and eateries. The fabulous stores include Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, L'Occitane, Sephora, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, Providence Diamond, b.Good, Bistro 22, LA Fitness and Whole Foods Market. With L.L. Bean opening in late summer 2016 there's only more for Garden City to offer. Garden City Center was one of the first open air shopping experiences of its kind in the country and for generations families have had fond memories of GCC shopping excursions.

Reviewed By Donna C - Coral Springs

Garden City is the perfect way to spend the day. Outdoor shopping plaza with many retail shops you'd see at any indoor mall plus a few specialty stores that are perfect for browsing. There are many restaurants to choose from as well as casual as...MoreDonna, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to GCC! Our team works hard to create a fun & relaxing environment for our shoppers. Stay tuned for more restaurants & stores opening in late 2017 and 2018!

4. Providence Performing Arts Center

220 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903-3707 +1 401-421-2997
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4.5 based on 499 reviews

Providence Performing Arts Center

Reviewed By Hunchat - Chatham, Massachusetts

I have been coming here for years and I marvel at the interior every time I walk through the doors. I have sat at many different locations here and I've always have a good view of the stage. My favorite seats are front row of the balcony.

5. Verde Vineyards

50 Hopkins Ave, Johnston, RI 02919-1506 +1 401-934-2317
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Verde Vineyards

Reviewed By Kylaeb

My boyfriend and I love visiting new winery's in the surrounded area in RI he came across this one when he was working (Johnston FireDept.) and told me he wanted to take me there. Once we went I was pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful winery it was. Wine was fabulous and we enjoy a small picnic we brought with us. Definitely will be going back.

6. Brown University

1 Prospect St, Providence, RI 02912-9127 +1 401-863-1000
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4.5 based on 389 reviews

Brown University

University located in Providence.

Reviewed By tranzactnow - Perth, Western Australia

Brown University is made up of a number of architecturally very interesting buildings to view. We visited the University on a very cold winter morning after heavy snow storms and the place was a million post card pictures. Located very close to the CBD of providence if you are looking for picture shots take a stroll around Brown.

7. Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

90 Brown Ave, Johnston, RI 02919-1213 +1 401-400-2806
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

Reviewed By GeorgiaLucy41 - Falmouth, Massachusetts

This is a very large tulip farm, and definitely a hidden gem. We would never have suspected this existed until we discovered it online. They have 2 fields of tulips tho walk through - an early blooming field with approx. 200,000 tulips and a later blooming field with approx. 600,000 tulips. We saw the early blooming one - absolutely gorgeous. You can also pick the tulips, then wrap them and take them home. We can't wait to go back in a few weeks for the other field. Staff is very friendly and helpful too!!

Tickets in advance are definitely required on weekends!

8. State House

82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903-1105 +1 401-222-2357
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4.5 based on 311 reviews

State House

This imposing marble building houses King Charles' 1663 charter of the Rhode Island colony.

Reviewed By tranzactnow - Perth, Western Australia

If you are visiting Providence and have even the slightest interest in grand buildings then you should not miss State House. Free entry during the week will allow you to see a most spectacular building with what I was told was the fourth highest dome of any building in the USA. Contained within the building are the legislative chambers of Rhode Is. The building is quite spectacular and well worth seeing.

9. Revival Brewing Company

505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920-5327 +1 401-372-7009
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Revival Brewing Company

High quality, innovative beers, born in New England and brewed with passion. We partner with local businesses to develop distinct local flavors -- like our White Electric Coffee Stout -- and we brew all of our beer at Brutopia in Cranston, RI or Cottrell Brewing Company in Pawcatuck, CT. Take a brewery tour and try exclusive brews at our tasting room in Cranston.

Reviewed By SteelerGirl426 - Providence, RI

So I read an article for beer lovers galore about the 17 must-try craft breweries in lil Rhody & Revival was one of them. It was cold, rainy Sunday in March a perfect day to try a flight or two. Ventured to Cranston, RI and through the doors of Brutopia the young hostess led my friends and I to a hall way and said have fun. As I made way down two flights of stairs into the basement of the Brewery I was greeted by the friendliest dog ever. The bar was to the left and there were mismatched couches, a large TV with Mario cart on set, a pin ball machine and a ping pong table...a cellar dwellers dream! I sat myself at the bar and started to pick a few beers to try. I was so excited as I have been wanting to try these beers for such a long time. I was not disappointed. My first glass was Burnsider Pale Ale so yummy, next Rocky Point Red Ale, next a Maple Stout which would pair nicely with a chicken breast and roasted sweet potatoes...mmm I'm hungry. The bar keep was super nice and very informative. I would definitely recommend this Brewery for a afternoon outing with friends or a girl who is dating her state like I am!!
Cheers~

10. Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659 +1 401-785-3510
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4.5 based on 973 reviews

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes and harbor seals, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and camel rides. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is home to many endangered species. As a result, the Zoo participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of many endangered species.

Reviewed By lljjbb - Worcester, Massachusetts

This is one of our favorite family day trips in New England. Beautiful grounds surrounding the zoo and within. Exhibits for the animals are very large and acclimated to what each animal needs. Staff is extremely friendly and there is something for everyone. Feeding the giraffes is a must stop and do!

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