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While Providence may be the capital of the smallest state, it is the third largest city in New England.  The area was named to honor "God's merciful Providence" after Roger Williams settled there after being exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Because of its involvement in the silverware and jewelry industry Providence was once named the "Beehive of Industry."Monster Displays can help make your next event in Providence a success by supplying your trade show and exhibit needs.  From a custom exhibit set up to a table top display Monster Displays can help make your event a grand success.  If you plan to meet in The Motor City, give Monster Displays a call at (888) 483-3344 to get started on the plans for your next successful event. The information about the City of Providence on this page was provided by Monster Displays.

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Rhode Island Convention Center

The Rhode Island Convention Center is part of the Rhode Island Convention and Entertainment Complex which includes the Convention Center, the Dunkin' Donuts Center and Veteran's Memorial Auditorium.  The Center is located in downtown Providence in walking distance to shops, restaurants galleries, clubs and more.

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Space

The Rhode Island Convention Center has 100,000 square feet of exhibit space along with a 20,000 square foot ballroom.  There are 23 meeting rooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting space.

Web: http://www.riconvention.com/
Email: jmcginn@smgricc.com
Phone: 401.458.6001

Address:

Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02904-1814


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Omni Providence Hotel

The Omni Providence Hotel is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center as well as the new Providence Place Mall.  The Omni offers amazing views of downtown Providence and 564 guest rooms and suites.  Dining options on site include Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Centro Restaurant.

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Space

The Omni Providence has 22,877 square feet of meeting space. This includes an 8,000 square foot ballroom and 20 meeting rooms.

Web: http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Providence.aspx
Phone: 401.598.8000

Address:


Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903


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Weather

With the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Providence has high humidity year-round.  Summers are warm and winters are cold.

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Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Providence, Rhode Island

For a list of current trade shows and events in Providence, follow this link.


Transportation & Reach

Providence is located on the northeastern corridor and is served by Interstate 95 and Interstate 195 which connects the city to southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island.

T.F. Green Airport

T.F. Green Airport is located in Warwick and was the first state-owned airport in the U.S.  T.F. Green Airport was named for former governor and Senator Theodore F. Green.  The airport was completely rebuilt in 1996.

Also serving the area are Worcester Regional Airport and Manchester Regional Airport.  T.F. Green Airport is considered a reliever airport for Boston's Logan International Airport.

Train Transportation to Providence

Providence is on the northeastern corridor route for Amtrak. In addition MBTA Commuter Rail provides service into Boston.


Local Transportation in Providence

Buses:  Bus transportation in Providence is provided by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) with the hub of the services located in Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence.  RIPTA serves 38 Rhode Island communities.

Rail:  There is no commuter rail system in Providence, but MBTA Commuter Rail provides commuter service into Boston.  In addition Providence LINK provides a network of tourist trolleys in downtown Providence.

Other:  Taxis are available at the airport and major venues.

Hotel Accommodations in Providence

There are more than 5,500 hotel rooms in the Providence area.

Providence Hotels & Rates


Entertainment and Sightseeing

Major Attractions:  Providence has a larger percentage of buildings on the National Historic Register than most, if not all, other U.S. cities. While in Providence visit the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, the John Brown House Museum dating from the 18th century and American National Historic Landmark the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.  For kids there's the hands on experience of the Providence Children's Museum.  Take in some nature at the Botanical Center at Roger William Park, or check out the architecture of the Rhode Island State House.

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Major Entertainment:  There is a vibrant Arts and Entertainment community in Providence.  Leading the way is the Tony Award winning Trinity Repertory Company.  Or check out the Rhode Island Philharmonic or the Opera Providence.  On the third Thursday of each month, a free bus loops through the city and stops at galleries and museums participating in Gallery Night.

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Excursions from Providence:  While Rhode Island may be the smallest state, there's still plenty to see.  Not to miss are the majestic mansions of Newport, reminiscent of America's Gilded Age.  The Blackstone River is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.  Miles of coastline provide great beach and boating opportunities.  And in Providence you're not far from the historic areas of Boston and Plymouth.

Shopping in Providence:  There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Providence including Providence Place, a mall with more than 170 options for shopping or dining.  Thayer and Wickenden streets have a collection of urban and eccentric shops on the East Side of the city.  Whether shopping on the eclectic Federal Hill or the upscale Wayland Square, you'll find lots to see, and to buy.

Food and Beverage:  A 2012 Travel and Leisure Poll ranked Providence as the number one Creative Food Capital in the United States.  Traditional foods you'll find in Rhode Island include clam cakes, stuffies, lobster, three types of clam chowder, Johnny cakes, doughboys and more.  Some of the best restaurant options in Providence include Hemenway's where you can enjoy George's Bank scallops or a Creekstone Farms burger.  Parkside Rotisserie is a great location. Al Forno is great for Italian while Pot Au Feu is your choice for French Cuisine.  Looking for American?  Then check out Gracie's.

Helpful Providence Websites

City of Providence official website:
http://www.providenceri.com/

Providence Tourism:
http://www.goprovidence.com

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce:
http://providencechamber.com/

Providence Police Department:
http://www.providenceri.com/police

T.F. Green Airport:
http://www.pvdairport.com/


Helpful Providence Resources

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Providence FedEx Offices

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