Video Vacation: Rhode Island, the Ocean State (V)

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Science & Nature

Age Group:

Adults

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Just an easy ferry ride away, but a distant shore nonetheless! Rhode Island, nicknamed the Ocean State, with Hope as its motto, is a study in contrasts. It’s not an island, despite its name, but it does have around 400 miles of coastline. Quaint and understated in places; Rhode Island is also home to the uber rich, with extravagant and ostentatious mansions. Its rivers come to life in a fire and water display like no other! Meet our neighbor across the water, and sample what the state has to offer, with visits to three key cities that are as different from each other as possible! We’ll start in Providence, the state capital; then move on to a town that considers itself the most patriotic in the nation with the oldest 4th of July celebration, Bristol; and we’ll end in the land of uber wealthy – Newport, home of elite, historic mansions, some with infamous owners! Buckle up, we’re off on a road trip to a land, not so far, far away.

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