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Newport Visitors Information Center

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Address: 23 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840-3032
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+1 800-326-6030

Make the Newport Visitor Information Center your first stop for all of your...

Make the Newport Visitor Information Center your first stop for all of your maps, materials, tickets and tour needs. Information specialists are available with complimentary maps and brochures on local events, attractions, lodging, shopping and dining.

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Dennis was awesome!!

We arrived in Newport on Saturday April 22nd with no reservations, just on a whim. Went to the visitors center. We asked Dennis about the Mansions, restaurants...etc. Then we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joanne L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in Newport on Saturday April 22nd with no reservations, just on a whim. Went to the visitors center. We asked Dennis about the Mansions, restaurants...etc. Then we asked for hotel selections. He was great! Gave us a price range and then called them for us!! We got a fantastic deal at Newport Bay Club &Hotel. Above and beyond... More 

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Holland Patent, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first stop after crossing the Newport Bridge. The man at the counter was extremely helpful. He showed me how to find my lodgings, and explained several attractions. I was able to purchase a very pretty daffodil pin that promoted their upcoming Daffodil Festival. I have received many compliments on this pin.

Thank Kathleen H
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just went there yesterday to grab some info. A guy name Dennis was the worst representative i have ever dealt with. Since it is my first time visiting Newport, I told him i need some info. Told him I need info on anything else but mansions, since I did my home work on it. That stupid asked me if... More 

Thank stevenhong84
Bethany Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is loaded with pamphlets and maps of The Newport and surrounding area. The people behind the counter were extremely helpful. Many of the tours start at this location.

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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitors center has seen many changes but it still hold the main the main stopping point for all information on Newport. The bus station is located there as also mant taxi stands for those who require it. The information center provides maps, program tickets to events and a safe place to call as a meeting point. The serves provided... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A first stop on your visit to Newport. Comprehensive overview of all the town has to offer. Take your time reading up on all the options that are available. You don't want to miss out. Extremely helpful staff. I recommend the self-guided audio driving tour. Great way to get an overall feel of the most notable "cottages."

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

First Time Visit to Newport - You should make a visit to the Visitor Center - Lots of GOOD information is available. This is where the Trolley Tours leave from. It is on the way into Newport - you should stop!

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Avon, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great place to stop for info & use the bathroom. It has things to entertain kids while you look through brochures or speak to the attendants.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We wanted to take the Viking 90 minute trolley tour that we'd read about, so we ended up at the Visitor's Info Center as our first stop for the weekend. We walked in, there's information all over the place and we get greeted (and not like in a car dealership where you go, "oh, crap, they spotted us") - we... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went into the Visitors center to inquire about the Mansion tours and the bus to get there.. They had lots of suggestions on things to see and do. We ended up Ubering to the Mansions instead of the bus

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