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Kingston (Rhode Island)

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listings from the South Kingstown article
==See==
*<do name="Kinney Azalea Gardens" alt="" address="1381 Kingstown Rd, Kingston" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.gdeb.com/organizations/EBAC/garden_club/kinney.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Open for anyone to walk around and explore the trails of colorful azaleas and rhododendrons. They typically blossom mid-May and stay open until the beginning of July.</do>*<see name="Old Washington County Jail" alt="" address="2636 Kingstown Road" directions="" phone="401-783-1328" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Built in 1792, the Old Washington County Jail features changing exhibits which depict life in South County over the last 300 years. Other attractions include period appropriate jail cells and rooms in which the former jailer's family and prisoners lived side by side. The jailhouse is also the home of the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society.</see>*South County Art Association '''Helme House Gallery''', 2587 Kingstown Road, Phone: ''+1'' 401-783-2195. W-Su 1PM-5PM. Founded in 1929, the Helme House exhibits local artists and students.*<see name="University of Rhode Island" alt="" address="14 Upper College Rd." directions="" phone="1-401-874-1000" url="www.uri.edu" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">URI's Kingston campus has a wonderful atmosphere. If you're interested in having a picnic, don't hesitate to have it in the quadrangle. The Botanical Gardens are open to the public and free at all times and showcase environmental landscape plants and practices.</see>:*<see name="URI Botanical Gardens" alt="" address="URI Kingston Campus" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Free of charge. Showing home gardens and landscapings.</see>
==Do==
*'''Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena''', URI Campus, ''+1'' 401-874-5480, [http://www.theryancenter.com/boss]. Open to the public from 10AM-1:50PM. Check out the calendar for other events which might be going on in the arena.
*<do name="Shades of Sunderland" alt="Tattoo Parlor" address="99 Fortin Road" directions="near the CVS in the Kingston Emporium" phone="401-783-1026" url="www.shadesofsunderland.com" hours="open every day. Wednesdays are walk-in." price="Price depends on tatoo" lat="" long="">Tattoo parlor frequented by college students. Very clean and professional atmosphere. </do>
*<do name="193 Degree Coffeehouse" alt="" address="50 Lower College Rd. Kingston, RI" directions="" phone="401-5060" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The 193 Degree Coffeehouse is a student run coffee house located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union building at the University of Rhode Island. This coffee house has a large range of drinks, from bottled beverages to specialty hot chocolates. As well as serving inexpensive, organic, and fair trade coffee, this coffee house also hosts small concerts and open mics. The acts range from hip-hop, to indie, to psychedelic, to hardcore. Concerts are usually a sliding scale from $1-$5, given as gas money to touring bands.</do>
*<do name="Sedra Cafe" alt="" address="99 Fortin Rd." directions="" phone="401-788-0096" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The only hookah bar around, which is conveniently located in the emporium at URI. Students and locals come to enjoy the variety of flavors of tobacco and food. Very relaxing atmosphere - equipped with couches, and lounge chairs. This is the place to go with a group of friends looking to enjoy a night of hookah. </do>
*'''URI Theatre''', Upper College Road (Fine Arts Center), ''+1'' 401-874-2627. Live theatre productions, Concert Choir and University Chorus performances, student recitals, the music department's semesterly Opera, and occasional non-URI performances.
 
===Events===
 
[[Image:SC_Balloon_Festival.jpg|thumb|Hot air balloons at the Balloon Festival]]
*<do name="Balloon Festival" alt="" address="URI Kingston Campus, Route 138" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Dates differ year to year, but is always held in August lasting from a Friday to Sunday. Hot air balloons from around the state are brought and take off in the late afternoon. There are small carnival rides, booths with jewelry, arts and small vender's products and performances throughout the day.</do>
==Buy==
*<buy name="Scandinavian Sun Tanning" alt="" address="100 Fortin Rd" directions="" phone="(401) 783-348" url="http://scandinaviansun.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Tanning salon located right in the URI Emporium. Offers different level state of the art beds and spray tans. Has both stand up and lay down beds available. Friendly and reliable service. Check the website for special offers and coupons. </buy>
*'''South Kingstown Farmers' Market''' The market is outdoors from May to October, rain or shine. The Saturday outdoor market is located at The University of Rhode Island's East Farm on Route 108 in Wakefield from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The Tuesday outdoor market is located at Marina Park on Salt Pond Road in Wakefield from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. From November to April the market is indoors at Peace Dale Mills, 1425 Kingstown Road, Wakefield from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. [http://www.southkingstownfarmersmarket.org/].
 
*<buy name="University Spirit" alt="" address="99 Fortin Rd" directions="" phone="401-783-6763" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Great store to find URI apparel! Not only do they offer awesome sweatshirts, t-shirt's, sweat pants, and other hoodies, but also they have a customizing section of the store. University Spirit is very well known for its personal designs on sweat gear; they are especially popular with Greek Life at URI.</buy>
*<buy name="Scandinavian Sun Tanning" alt="" address="100 Fortin Rd" directions="" phone="(401) 783-348" url="http://scandinaviansun.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Tanning salon located right in the URI Emporium. Offers different level state of the art beds and spray tans. Has both stand up and lay down beds available. Friendly and reliable service. Check the website for special offers and coupons. </buy>
*<sleep name="Holiday Inn" alt="" address="3009 Tower Hill Road, South " directions="" phone="(401) 789-1051‎" url="http://www.holidayinn.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/sknri?&cm_mmc=mdpr-_-googlemaps-_-hi-_-sknri&dp=true" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">There are no major hotels/motels directly in Kingston. However, there are many just five minutes away in South Kingstown and Narragansett. The Closest hotel to the town of Kingston would be the Holiday Inn. Excellent location (distance to local beaches and historic Newport.) </sleep>
==Cope==
* '''Kingston Free Library''', 2605 Kingstown Rd, Kingston (On Route 138) ☎ (401) 783-8254. It was previously a county court house; it also served as one of the five original state houses. The hours vary and change depending on holidays. There is a decent selection of books, though it is not as large as the Peace Dale Library, there are also some movies and music.
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