- The list below includes 282 free or cheap things to do in or near Newport, Rhode Island, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Homes, History Museums, Art Museum and Beaches.
- From Ocean Drive to Cliff Walk, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Providence, Fall River, Narragansett and Warwick.
The New Bedford Art Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation and creation of fine art. The museum's collections range from medieval manuscripts to African tribal masks, Asian watercolor paintings and a large selection of American art.
Ocean Explorium is a local marine science education center which offers visitors a chance to learn about oceanic life and its interaction with humans. It houses multiple acquatic exhibits and touch tanks which feature rays, sharks, jellyfish and more, coupled with many other non-living exhibits.
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1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744 MoreLess Info
New Bedford's Fort Taber Park is a popular place for military reenactments of battles that took place in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The park also includes Fort Rodman and is managed by a non-profit institution dedicated to local history.
A miniature golf course that features an array of varied and distinctive holes, Breezy Acres Mini-Golf offers obstacles like windmills, lighthouses, and other classic structures. The course features discounts for kids and seniors.
Built on 20 acres, Pierce Athletic Complex is home to community events that include sports competitions, fireworks shows, the rodeo and the circus. It features baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, a children's playground and a track.
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18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
Established in 1903, New Bedford Whaling Museum houses one of the world's largest collection of artifacts related to the whaling industry including the world's largest whale ship model called the Lagoda as well as multiple art, science and history galleries.
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33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park preserves the whaling heritage of New Bedford which was a major whaling port in 19th-century. The park contains a historic landmark district, New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum among many other attractions.