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'''Cranston''' is in [[Rhode Island]].
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== General Info. / History ==
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Population:80,387 (U.S. Census Bureau 2010)
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Total Area:28 square miles
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The City of cranston, which was formerly known as Pawtuxet,is bordered by both the City of Warwick and the Town of West Warwick to the south, and the Town of Scituate to the west. Part of the Providence County, Cranston is the third largest city in Rhode Island and is home to 3 1/2 miles of shoreline of the Providence River--which opens up to Naragansett Bay. Cranston was established from a part of Providence in 1754, but it was not until 1910 that it was officially a city.
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==Get in==
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'''By Plane'''
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T.F. Green Airport is just 11 minutes away from the city of Cranston!
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''Driving directions from airport:'' Follow signs to I-95 N. Once on
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95N take exit 16 towards Cranston (Rt.10). Take the US1/Elmwood Ave. exit
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and keep right on the ramp to go towards Park Ave. Take slight right onto
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Elmwood Ave and follow road 0.7 miles before taking a right onto Park
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Avenue... welcome to Cranston!!
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==Get around==
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'''By Taxi:'''
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*Yellow Cab Incorporated
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(401) 941-1122
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1050 Naragansett Blvd, Cranston, RI
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'''By Bus'''
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*RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority): Travel to nearly any destination in RI using RIPTA bus services. Visit their website for schedule & fee listing at http://www.ripta.com
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==See==
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'''The Joy Homestead:'''
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156 Scituate Ave.
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(401) 603-5937
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*This historic farmhouse, built in 1754, is located on the National Rochambeau Trail and is furnished with period antiques.(Admission is charged)
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'''Governor Sprague Mansion:'''
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1351 Cranston St.
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(401) 944-9226
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*As the birth place of two governors, and the former home of the prominent Sprague family, this house is the heart of Cranston. The home was built in 1790 and, with the addition in 1864, there are twenty-eight rooms total in this historic site. Intriguing features include the Carrington collection of Oriental art, fully restored parlor & sewing cabinet, and authentic carriage house and stable which houses antique carriages, wagons & more! (Admission is charged, tours by appt.) (Handicap Accessible)
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'''John L. Curran Management Area:'''
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(401) 423-1920
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* The J.L. Curran Management Area is made up of 332 acres which are perfect for hiking, biking, and bird-watching. There are two ponds located here where you are able to take out the canoe, do a little fresh water fishing...or both!
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'''Oaklawn Grange'''
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42 Wheelock Ave.
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(401) 942-2899
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*This building is over one-hundred years old and is run by volunteers from the area. The building is available for rentals for special occasions, but the volunteers also host some special occasions of their own. A tree-lighting ceremony every Christmas, and great activities on most holidays. Call for scheduling.
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==Do==
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'''Budlong Pool:'''
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198 Aqueduct Rd.
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(401) 780-6169
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*Budlong Pool was built in the 1940's and opens every summer for recreation and swim lessons. As one of the largest pools in the country, measuring 260 ft. by 80 ft, and holding over one million gallons of water, Budlong Pool is amazing to see. The site is open from late June through mid- August and season passes can be purchased on sight.
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'''Cranston Country Club'''
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69 Burlingame Rd.
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(401) 823-7880
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*Cranston Country Club is a great place to visit for a day of relaxing fun on the golf course. This course offers 18 holes on a meticulously cared for rolling green. With a full bar overlooking both the 9th and the 18th green, snack bars, lockers, and showers CCC is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends.
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'''Cranston Veteran's Memorial Ice Rink'''
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900 Phenix Ave.
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(401)944-8690
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*The Cranston Veteran's Memorial rink is operated by Northeast Facility Management Group and is home to the Cranston East & West's high school teams. The main rink is 200x85 and can hold up to 425 people while the bleachers can hold 1,060 spectators. The rink is also home to a game room and concession stand open during skating hours. Call today to book time on the rink!
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'''Mulligan's Island Golf and Entertainment Center'''
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1000 New London Ave.
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(401)464-6336
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*Open 7 days a week from 9am-8pm (weather permitting) this is a 9 hole, 3 par course, and is fun for the whole family. Aside from the driving range, Mulligan's Island offers two 18 hole mini-golf courses and batting cages as well. Call for rates & specials.
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'''Washington Secondary Bike Path'''
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* This bike path, also known as the Greenway among Rhode Islanders, is approximately ten miles long and runs through the cities of Cranston, West Warwick, and Coventry. Many areas are heavily shaded, and there are several areas for fresh water fishing along the Pawtuxet River. Parking is available on Exchange street abutting the path.
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==Buy==
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'''Super Stop & Shop''' 204 Garfield Ave. (401) 943-7601 (Grocery Shopping) Hrs: Mon-Sat 6AM- Midnight/ Sun 7AM-9PM
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'''Walmart''' 1776 Plainfield Pike (401) 946-2030 (General Necessities) Hrs: Mon-Sat 7AM-11PM/ Sun 8AM-10PM
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'''Benny's''' 148 Atwood Ave. (401) 946-4949 (Toys, Outdoor Furniture and Supplies, Basic Auto Necessities etc.) Hrs: Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM/ Sun 9AM-5PM
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'''Dollar Tree''' 252 Garfield Ave. (401) 275-0916 // Everything is a dollar!
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'''CVS Pharmacy''' 1188 Pontiac Ave (401) 736-5701 (Pharmacy, Beauty, Gifts, Convenience etc.)
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'''Lowe's Home Improvement''' 247 Garfield Ave. (401) 275-2250 (Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden Supplies, etc.)
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'''GARDEN CITY CENTER''' Route 2- 55+ Stores, Boutiques, and Restaurants.
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*''INCLUDING:'' Gap, Anthropologie, Lady Foot Locker, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, Children's Place, Cohoes, Victoria's Secret, Yankee Candle, Applebees, Chipotle, Edible Arrangements, Sweenor's Chocolates & MUCH MORE!!
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==Eat==
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'''Aldo's Bakery''' 130 Walden Way
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'''A&J Bakery''' 1458 Park Avenue (401) 228-8696 A NUT & GLUTEN FREE Bakery (Pies, Cookie Trays, Fresh Bakes Bread, Brownies & More!)
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'''Cold Stone Creamery''' Chapel View Boulevard (401) 943-1172 (Delicious Ice Cream)
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'''Dee's Deli''' 1296 Cranston St. (401) 942-0151 Best sandwiches around!
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'''Efendi's Mediterranean Cuisine''' 1255 Reservoir Ave. (401) 943-8800 (Mediterranean) Good food, very upscale resteraunt..do not want to go under-dressed. Prices on the higher side.
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'''Haruki''' 1210 Oaklawn Ave. (401) 463-8338 (Sushi) Resteraunt is on the smaller side, but is the best place in Cranston to get sushi. Food always comes out quickly and pleases the crowd.
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'''Hong Kong Buffet''' 1776 Cranston St. (401) 942-8888 (Chinese) Great food, decent prices & service.
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'''Marchetti's Restaurant''' 1463 Park Ave. (401) 943-7649 (Italian) Wonderful food, usually great service and big helpings, may want to call in advance!
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'''Rhode Island Pizza Company''' 1402 Plainfield Pike  (401) 275-2299 (Pizza)
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'''Spain Restaurant''' 1073 Reservoir Ave. (401) 946-8686 (Spanish) Excellent food, a bit on the expensive side but well worth the visit. Call in advance, this place is ''always'' busy.
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'''Texas Road House''' 99 Garfield Ave. (401) 944-1900 (Steak, BBQ) Good food, fair prices & service. Bread w/ cinnamon butter is amazing!
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'''Twin Oaks''' 100 Sabra St. (401) 781-9693 (Italian) The gem of Rhode Island Italian Cuisine. Hidden in a neighborhood which is difficult to find, this place is worth the search. Excellent service, and fair pricing. The food will never leave you wanting for more. Family owned and operated since 1933 this is a wonderful place for events with seating for up to 600. Recommend the Baked Scrod (biggest piece of fish of any resteraunt around ALWAYS, the chicken parm, or the house chicken wings. Simply delicious.
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'''Zaccagnini's Pastries''' 701 Oaklawn Ave. (401) 943-4567
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==Drink==
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'''Big Cheese and Pub''' 606 Reservoir Ave. (401) 467-8210
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'''Ball's Sports Bar & Grille''' 1150 Oaklawn Ave. (401) 734-9955
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'''Grumpy's Bar & Grille''' 641 Atwood Ave. (401) 369-7100 Good food. Poker night every Sunday & Thursday. :0)
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'''PJ's Pub''' 1139 Pontiac Ave. (401) 383-5885 Monday's: 25 cent wings & $8 domestic pitchers, Tequila Tuesday's: shot & drink special after 5 PM, Thursday: Ladies Night $4 Martini's, Saturday: $13 Pizza and Pitcher's (whole pizza and a domestic pitcher of beer)
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==Sleep==
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'''Albert House Inn''' 195 Albert Avenue (401) 461-0906 (Bed and Breakfast) In the historic section of Cranston. Beautiful place.
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'''Days Inn''' 101 New London Ave. (401) 942-4200
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'''Edgewood Manor Bed & Breakfast''' 232 Norwood Ave. (401) 781-0099 Greek Revival Mansion, voted as Editor's choice in 2010 edition of Yankee Magazine
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