The Smallest, Yet not Less Interesting State - Rhode Island
In summer an annual festival of “lights on the water” or “feast of floating lights” is held in Providence. Established in 1994, it became a symbol of the rebirth of the city. Vivid presentation decorates Providence from May to October. In the evening, the torches and bonfires are lit on three rivers in the city, music plays on the banks with performance of vocal groups, circus, magicians and acrobats. General fun atmosphere combines the spectators and the participants in one creative impulse.
In Newport, classical music, jazz and folk festivals are held annually. Rhode Island is extremely musical state, with many national and amateur orchestras.
Zoo in Providence is the oldest in the United States. The natural habitat is simulated there as much as possible with the variety of animals such as elephants, giraffes, giant anteaters, kangaroos and others.
Among the most interesting attractions are: “Tennis Hall of Fame”, First Baptist Church, founded by Roger Williams in 1638, the oldest park in the country with topiary plants, Roger Williams Park and Zoo in Providence. The highest point in Rhode Island is Jerimoth Hill (247 meters), located almost on the border with Connecticut.