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Woonsocket Things to Do

  • The Hachi Trail

    The movie "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" (2009) was filmed largely in Woonsocket, RI. It is the story of a dog whose master, a professor at a nearby university, takes the train to work everyday and the dog waits at the train station for his return every evening. One day, the professor goes to work, but never comes back because he dies while teaching a class...

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  • A show at the Stadium Theater

    The Stadium Theater, built in 1925, was once one of the finest theaters in Rhode Island. As a child in the 1970's, I remember going to the Stadium on Saturdays to see feature films for a buck. As a teenager, I remember the sad marquee that never changed, displaying 'XXX Movies' with a weight that gave the heavy iron letters a barely perceptible...

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  • Churches built by Woonsocket's...

    Churches built by Woonsocket's ImmigrantsSt. Ann's Church is a city landmark with its two cupola-topped steeples. The church, once a center of the Sentintellist movement, is decorated with frescoes modeled on those in Rome's Sistine Chapel. Sadly, St. Ann's recently closed it's doors to regular services. *** Precious Blood church (pictured) was...

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  • A hockey game at Adelard...

    A hockey game at Adelard Arena, Mt St Charles Academy.Hockey is king at Mount Saint Charles Academy. State champions with alarming regularity and the number one schoolboy hockey team in the country on more than a few occasions makes the word 'dynasty' seem almost inadequate to describe the Mounties. More than a few NHL talents have come from the...

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  • The Museum of Work and Culture

    The Blackstone Valley, running from Worcester, Mass., to Pawtucket, once housed hundreds of textile mills, some dating to the early 19th century. Woonsocket came into its own toward the end of the 19th century, with the influx of Canadian immigrants when it was referred to as 'Little Boston'. The museum — which is housed in a brick building that...

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  • Autumnfest

    Autumnfest is held Columbus Day Weekend, (This year, on October 6th, 7th and 8th, 2001). There is a 10K road race, talent shows, sports competitions for teams representing local businesses, continuous live entertainment, dozens of food booths, a beer tent with ongoing entertainment and a few carnival rides. One of the premier small town festivals...

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Woonsocket Hotels

  • Holiday Inn Express Providence...

    194 Fortin Drive, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • The Pilsbury House

    341 Prospect St., Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Woonsocket Restaurants

  • New York Lunch on Main Street

    The 'wiener man' stands over a grill that is visible to main street passers-by and arranges wieners down the length of his forearm. He uses a long spoon to drizzle hot chili on each before removing them two at a time to wrap in waxed paper. Order weiners by the half-dozen and ask for them 'all the way'. These will include chili (not the red...

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  • Ye Olde English Fish and Chips

    Ye Olde English Fish and ChipsThe best Fish and Chip place ever! Packed on Fridays, expecially during Lent (the weeks preceeding Easter). Wrapped in unprinted newspaper. Make sure to ask for plenty of ketchup (or malt vinegar if you prefer). Resist the urge to order anything other than this restaurant's namesake. A Woonsocket tradition since...

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  • many good eating places...

    many good eating places here.old english fish and chips. there's a great chinese buffet in the same parking lot with hotel..Yummy must also th\ry the weiners.out of this world :-)lots of small family run eating places remember when ordering coffee in this part of the states it comes with cream and sugar!

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Woonsocket Nightlife

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    by Pawtuxet Updated Mar 28, 2008

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    Yes you can have chinese food and egg rolls while you watch the show. We would only go for drinks and the attraction of the night. Chan's gets great entertainment and it's always wonderful music. Gives you a funny feeling to walk thru the front of the restaurant...quite Chinese... and then into a room which is the nightclub where you see the actual performance.
    Highly recommended for good jazz and other top flight evenings of entertainment.

    Egg Rolls and Jazz

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Woonsocket Local Customs

  • by djpicard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Woonsocket is a melting pot of French-Canadians, Portuguese, Italians, and recently a large number of Southeast Asians. Many restaurants still retain a very ethnic flavor unlike the large 'chain' restaurants (Chili's, TGIF, Ruby Tuesdays) that you find in most cities. Things to find & try: (1) J'aime la Tourtiere...a french pork pie (2) Dynamites: (look for them at Autumnfest) a sloppy joe with large pieces of onion and green pepper (3) Coffee Cabinets: (sometimes shortened to Coffee Cab...look for them at the Castle Luncheonette) a thick, flavorful coffee-flavored milkshake (years ahead of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts!) (4) Italian Grinders: You might know them as poorboys or hoagies. (5) Onion Rings: The way they SHOULD be made...thin, battered first, then covered in cornmeal and served in white cardboard boxes with red stripes (6) Whole fried clams: Make sure you ask for them 'with the pushers' so that you don't get clam strips. Get plenty of tartar sauce with these! (7) Chowder and Clamcakes: With a red tomato broth, just like they used to serve up at Rocky Point. (8) Bijou's French Onion Soup. Coma bien!

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Woonsocket Off The Beaten Path

  • by mmsdragon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    take a walk on main street and see the old bldgs. some off downtown has been refurbished, some replaced. still beautiful.

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Woonsocket Favorites

  • Visit main street (especially...

    Visit main street (especially during the Christmas season) During the blizzard of '78, I was 12 and we were out of school for almost a month. My dad came home from work one night and decided we were all going to walk to Ye Olde English for dinner (we were getting tired of peanut butter and jelly anyway!). We walked along streets with towering...

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  • visit the old mills. so much...

    visit the old mills. so much history here.this area of rhode island was used by early settlers because of the blackstone river, and its downward flow, help to run the water wheels that ran the mills. today only a couple still operating anyone remember joyland? many fond memories

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