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Woonsocket Travel Guide  

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Info about Woonsocket

Area:
20 km2
Elevation:
56 m
Overview

Woonsocket is located in Providence County in Rhode Islands, USA. It was incorporated as a city in 1888 prior to which it was inhabited by several Native American tribes like the Nipmucs and Wampanoags. This city now has a population of approximately 43,000 and an area of around 20 sq km.
Due to its location on River Blackstone, the textile industry in this city flourished considerably well, and since the nineteenth century, Woonsocket has primarily been an industrial city.
The Blizzard of 1978, violent storms accompanied by heavy snowfall, was a nightmare in the history of Woonsocket. It caused widespread loss of life and property, and the city was buried under 54 inches of snow.
The city enjoys a pleasant climate all through the year. The maximum average summer temperature is approximately 27°C, and the maximum average winter temperature is nearly 4°C.

Area code:
0401
Time zone:
UTC+-5
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Overall Guide : An exciting way to discover the city is by means of taking a Canoeing trip from the Blackstone or ride the Merci Boxcar. A must-visit place in the city is the Museum of Work and Culture which features the rich... more history of the town and various industries that were responsible for it urbanization. It also has exhibits that showcase the chronicle of the French-Canadian immigrants. Lt. Georges Dubois Veterans Museum displays information about the city’s veterans. A play at The Stadium Theater can transport you in the 1920’s era. The city is well-known for hosting vibrant festivals like Autumfest and Riverfest. The autumfest was originated 28 years ago to celebrate and showcase the city’s rich cultural history. Various attractions in craft and arts, musical entertainment and local cuisine are all displayed at various stands. Riverfest is essentially a kayak and canoe race that is held from the River Island Park to the Manville Dam. River Island Park has an Ice Skating Rink.
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