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Newport, Rhode Island Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Newport and the surrounding area.

Mystery Tower of Newport

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Tree Root That Ate Roger Williams

    Tree Root That Ate Roger Williams

    Providence, Rhode Island

    The founder of Rhode Island was devoured by an apple tree -- or so the claim goes.

  • World's Largest Bug

    World's Largest Bug

    Providence, Rhode Island

    "Nibbles Woodaway," a giant blue termite, promotes the extermination acumen of New England Pest Control.

  • Dighton Rock Museum

    Dighton Rock Museum

    Berkley, Massachusetts

    A mysteriously marked boulder, hauled out of the river and displayed in a special building. As for the markings -- theories abound. Even

  • Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

    Lizzie Borden Murderabilia

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    Alleged murderess Lizzie Borden museum, hatchet, blood-stained artifacts.

  • Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

    Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    Sleep in the death bedroom, then buy a Lizzie bobblehead!

In and Around Newport

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Rhode Island attractions.

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