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Fantastic Umbrella Factory

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Address: 4820 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, RI
Phone Number: +1 401-364-6616
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Converted barns which now house shops of local craftspeople.

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Back to the 70's

A collection of funky shops filled with hippie clothing, jewelry, candles, gorgeous crafts. A walk through a bamboo forest with a surprise clearing. Unique chickens, emus with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Meg B
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Plano, Texas

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New Haven, Connecticut
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

many of the quaint shoppes were closed mid November but we were not impressed with what was open. it looked like the garden and landscaping would be enjoyable in the other seasons, and maybe some of the other shops that were closed might have offered more

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Thank bster48
Plano, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A collection of funky shops filled with hippie clothing, jewelry, candles, gorgeous crafts. A walk through a bamboo forest with a surprise clearing. Unique chickens, emus with gurgling cries. A café and a general store. All in all, this was a relaxing, fun way to spend several hours.

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Thank Meg B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Been there before - WOW. It took me back to when I was in college in Boston with mini skirts and weed. Weather was great. It was a beautiful day in the 70's and sunny.

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dekalb,il
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This farm is the neatest little place. Beautiful plants and fountains surrounding old buildings housing little shops and a cafe. Chickens wander freely and there are some emus and goats as well. Lots of fun things to look at and if I had more room in my luggage I would have bought the place out. Very rustic.

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Thank reidsmom
Middletown, Rhode Island
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122 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Took a minor road trip today and was quite surprised to find that we spent many hours enjoying the shops, the grounds and finally lunch at the Small Ax Cafe. It was an eclectic mix that not just myself and my friend enjoyed but it was a great place to take children.

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Thank Eleanor02842
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Personally I was a bit disappointed based on all the hype. A farm, a nursery and a few craft shops. That's it. If you don't make it there no big loss, liked Simple Pleasures and Holy Cow better.

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Thank Ada B
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cute shops surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains. Also check out the organic cafe and farm animals. Chickens stroll the grounds with you.

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Thank Susan C
Brattleboro, Vermont
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a great place to stop over and wander around. One of the best highlights is the bamboo forest maze, my kids loved going through it and exploring. Its sort of a throw back to an earlier era. Chickens wander around, there are all sorts of funky shops and some artists spread out. We really enjoyed it and the Small... More 

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Hartford
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A handful of shops with unusual items in sheds scattered around a wooded/garden area. Beautiful perennials and garden fountains provide a unique setting to shop for jewelry, imported clothing, antiques and pottery. Pause to check out vhickens that rub loose on the grounds, or to view yhe goats and emus up close Stop for an ice cream cone after an... More 

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Thank Hartford2012
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The Umbrella Factory has something for everyone! Beautiful gardens, goats, chickens and emus, organic cafe, and lots of hippy stores to shop in. Outdoor mall set in a rasta wonderland. Great stop for families after a day at the beach or camping. One of my favorite places. Enjoy!!

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